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Stroke care and prevention

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Stroke care and prevention

Oct 21. 2019
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Welcome to the Health Talk programme of Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG). The Here is THG’s Jin Well Being County (a senior citizen’s condominium complex in Rangsit area of Bangkok).

Dr Tanatip, Medically, we call it a cerebrovascular disease, while people generally call it paralysis or hemiparesis and it can affect the face or legs. Sometimes, patients are bed-ridden. This disease is among the top killers in Thailand.

Statistics shows that there are an annual 400,000 fatalities in Thailand with cancer being the No 1 killer accounting for about 70,000 deaths, followed by cardiovascular and then cerebrovascular diseases, each accounting for about 35,000 deaths. Together, the number of deaths is about 70,000.

Then, road accidents lead to another 20,000-plus deaths.

All these factors account for nearly half of the total fatalities annually. In fact, both heart attack and then brain attack are caused by blood vessel problems. Both diseases have a high fatality rate. If you survived these two diseases, then there could still be challenges since your capacity could have been reduced from say 100 per cent to 70, 60 or 50 per cent. That means the quality of life will be affected, causing concerns among medical professionals as well as family members and relatives.

Who are among the high risk groups? Generally speaking, senior citizens with diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol etc are among the risky groups. Risk factors are similar to those of heart or renal diseases. However, we’ve started to see younger stroke patients as young as 45. Lack of exercise is another factor.

Please talk about F.A.S.T. This is a method to observe those who may have suffered from the cerebrovascular disease. The first F represents face or facial drooping. Some people will have facial drooping or facial numbness. A represents arm as they may have arm weakness or leg weakness or both. Then, S stands for speech as people suffering from stroke may have difficulty to talk as the disease affects a part of the brain that controls speech.

T stands for time. Worldwide, we have been campaigning for a fast track to treat stroke patients. The golden period for patients to get medication to address the blood clotting problem is within 4-5 hours. The sooner is the better. It will enhance the effectiveness of treating stroke patients. If the patient is  treated within the first 4-5 hours of suffering from the disease, the outcome can be as high as a 70 or 80  or even 100 per cent recovery.

Can you talk about caring for stroke patients?  Yes, that depends whether it’s ischemic stroke which is due to the lack of blood flow or it’s hemorrhagic which is due to bleeding , both of which resulting in parts of the brain not working properly.

In the former case, patients can be treated with injection of medicine to address the blood clotting problem. Regarding the hemorrhagic case, it’s more challenging, as patients may need a brain surgery. The acute care period is the first 4-5 days after treatment.

Afterwards, it is the rehabilitation process for a better recovery. Patients need physical therapy to regain their muscle strength after suffering from stroke since our muscles will lose strength if they are not used for two weeks or longer. Once the brain recovers, the patient can then return to use their arms and legs.

What is Jin Well Being’s service for patients needing rehabilitation? In fact, we’re planning to open a new hospital especially for this patient group as well as those with chronic illnesses (inside Jin Well Being County) to provide long-term care. The planned Thonburi Burana Hospital will have no surgery room as it is designed to mainly provide rehabilitation care and related services so patients may return to a normal lifestyle as soon as possible.

In addition, Jin Well Being has residential units with a friendly environment allowing the patients’ loved ones and relatives to visit with ease and comfort. Altogether, here is a place like your  home and a hospital, especially for patients who need long-term care. They don’t need to go to a big hospital with all state-of-the-art facilities since their medical condition is no longer critical. The big hospital is also very expensive, costing more than 10,000 per day. However, these patients cannot stay at home either, due to the need for professional healthcare.

We provide all medical and nursing services while family members and relatives can come here as often as they like and there is no restriction on visiting hours. We also have a lot of walking space with gardens and trees as well as fitness and other facilities.

More importantly, the patients will live in a community of those who have similar challenges so they will make friends and give one another moral support. Those who have seen improvements from the rehab process can also help cheer up newcomers. This is a very important and useful feature of staying here to recover and return to a normal lifestyle.

What’s your advice on stroke prevention in the first place, especially for younger age groups from 40-45 years onwards?

Generally speaking, you have to manage your diet and avoid being overweight, exercise regularly at least 3-4 days a week. If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, it is necessary to put it under control either by changing your lifestyle or medication. You may try to lose weight and do more exercises to manage these risk factors.

In the event that you have had a stroke and survived with a reduced physical capacity of, say, 60 or 70 per cent, you can still live another 20 or 30 years. Just don’t lose your will power.

Last but not least, what is the cerebral aneurysm? Is it related to stroke? Regarding cerebral aneurysm, there are many causes and in some cases the causes are unknown. An analogy is like a water hose for gardening (blood vessels in the brain) is somehow swollen, doctors may do a surgical clipping to isolate an aneurysm.

There are cases that such an operation is performed before bleeding, that’s an effective treatment. In other cases, it may be too late, patients may not survive or may suffer paralysis. After all, prevention is always better.

We thank Thonburi Healthcare Group and Jin Well Being for the venue. Please contact them for further information on the long-term care service.

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It’s all go in the ring as the ONE championship heads home to Singapore

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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It’s all go in the ring as the ONE championship heads home to Singapore

Oct 20. 2019
By THE NATION

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Reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao of Thailand is to defend his World Title against countryman Saemapetch Fairtex next month as the ONE Championship returns to Singapore for “ONE: Edge of Greatness”.

The event, which takes place on Novemberr 22 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, will feature fights between the world’s greatest martial arts athletes.

Considered one of the greatest strikers of all time, Nong-O has captured nearly every accolade in Muay Thai. He made his first appearance at the famed Rajadamnern Stadium when he was just a teenager and has since competed in over 300 professional bouts.

During that time, he claimed two Thailand National Muay Thai Championships, four Lumpini Stadium Muay Thai World Championships in different divisions, and a Rajadamnern Stadium Muay Thai World Championship.

Since joining the world’s best strikers in ONE Super Series, Nong-O has dominated the competition. In February, he captured the inaugural ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title with a unanimous decision victory over Han Zi Hao. He has since successfully defended his belt twice. Now he’s taking on Saemapetch, one of the fastest rising stars in Thailand.

The former MTGP Welterweight World Champion joined ONE Super Series in 2018 and has since impressed during his time inside the ring. Saemapetch took up Muay Thai at the age of 11, and a mere three years later, he was competing at the famed Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok. Now training out of the renowned Fairtex camp in Pattaya, alongside the likes of Muay Thai World Champions Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex and Stamp Fairtex, Saemapetch is certainly a noteworthy talent to watch out for.

In the co-main event of the evening, former ONE World Title challengers Amir Khan of Singapore and Ev “ET” Ting of Malaysia will do battle in a lightweight mixed martial arts contest. Khan, a Singaporean Muay Thai champion, has faced the biggest names in ONE Championship’s lightweight division, including former World Champion Eduard Folayang and former featherweight World Champion Honorio Banario.

Ting, on the other hand, is coming off a spectacular come-from-behind victory against Daichi Abe last July. The Malaysian-Kiwi sensation, who is one of the world’s best lightweights, blazed a trail across Asia, New Zealand, and Australia before making waves on the global stage of ONE Championship.

Born in Malaysia, Ting was once a promising soccer player but in 2009, he decided to switch his focus to mixed martial arts and began training at a local gym in Auckland. He made his professional debut in 2011, and has since defeated proven contenders such as former ONE Welterweight World Champion Nobutatsu Suzuki, Ariel Sexton, and Kamal Shalorus.

The rest of the card is stacked with even more world-class martial artists and local talent.

Singaporean star Tiffany Teo is set to make her ONE Championship return against promotional newcomer Maira Mazar of Brazil.

Teo is one of the fastest rising stars in Asia. She began her training in taekwondo, and then later moved on to compete in Muay Thai, boxing, and finally, mixed martial arts. The former ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title challenger now welcomes Mazar to the Circle. The Brazilian is riding a two-bout win streak, and she would love to extend it to three in her ONE Championship debut.

Also on the cards is undefeated American featherweight Troy Worthen, who faces Chinese knockout artist “Rock Man” Chen Lei.

Worthen, who trains out of Evolve in Singapore, is a former NCWA Conference Champion and All-American with over 400 career wrestling matches under his belt. He made his mixed martial arts debut in 2015 and has since won all five of his bouts. He signed with ONE Championship last July and debuted with a second-round technical knockout victory over Chen Rui.

His opponent, the hard-hitting “Rock Man,” is a Shanghai Open BJJ Champion known for his fast and powerful hands. Chen started his ONE Championship career finishing his first four opponents in spectacular fashion.

Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Brazil is set to take on China’s Peng Xue Wen in a strawweight contest. Silva, a mainstay at Evolve in Singapore, is fresh off an impressive second-round submission victory over Stefer Rahardian. Peng, on the other hand, is a winner of two of his last three bouts.

Silva’s Evolve teammate, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion and former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand, will see action against Pakistan’s Muhammad “The Spider” Imran while Singapore-based Indian martial artist Rahul “The Kerala Krusher” Raju will face Pakistan’s Ahmed “The Wolverine” Mujtaba.

Lastly, in a Muay Thai contest, Thailand’s Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy takes on the United Kingdom’s Charlie Peters.

Korda, Kang pull clear of Shanghai field

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Korda, Kang pull clear of Shanghai field

Oct 19. 2019
Jessica Korda (LPGA Photo)

Jessica Korda (LPGA Photo)
By THE NATION

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After 54 holes at the 2019 Buick LPGA Shanghai, two Americans have pulled clear of the field.

Playing in the final group, Jessica Korda and Danielle Kang both returned rounds of 6-under 66 on Saturday at Qizhong Garden Golf Club. Korda leads the field at a tournament-record -15, with Kang just one stroke behind at -14.

Korda carded eight birdies on Saturday, including sticking her approach for birdie at No. 18 to 3 feet, to pull one stroke ahead of Kang. Despite the low numbers on her scorecard, Korda said she’s been battling through some swing issues since arriving in Shanghai.

“I’ve been struggling a little bit with my swing, so I’ve been working on it every day. It’s slowly starting to kind of take its groove,” said Korda, who has five LPGA victories, most recently at the 2018 Honda LPGA Thailand. “And then just making some putts. You know, my speed has been pretty decent and giving myself some opportunities, which is what I need out here.”

Kang stepped to the tee at the par-4 17th two strokes off Korda’s lead. She promptly drove the green, setting up an eagle at the Aon Risk Reward Challenge hole and briefly pulling into a tie for the lead before Korda’s birdie at 18.

“I hit a dragonfly on my practice swing on the tee box so I was kind of panicking about that,” joked Kang, who is looking to defend her victory here in 2018. “Honestly, I know people might think that shouldn’t throw you off, but Olly (Brett, her caddie) was joking around the entire time that the dragonfly is okay. The yardage just came out to be a perfect 5-wood and he said I could cover the entire bunker, so went middle of the green and he said rip at it and I did.”

Brooke Henderson, who led by two strokes at the start of the day, had an up-and-down round on Saturday, carding an eagle, two birdies, three bogeys and a closing double bogey for a 1-over 73. The Canadian’s tee shot at 18 found the penalty area to the left of the fairway and she two-putted to drop to -10 overall, five strokes behind Korda.

Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and American rookie Kristen Gillman are tied for fourth at -9. Rolex Rankings No. 1 Jin Young Ko shot a 68 on Saturday and is tied for eighth at -6.

KORDA COMFORTABLE PLAYING ALL AROUND THE WORLD

With five victories in five countries, Jessica Korda makes the jet-set life of an LPGA player look easy. Already with wins to her name in Australia, the Bahamas, Malaysia, Thailand and the United States, she is just 18 holes away from adding the People’s Republic of China to that winning roster.

Korda attributed that comfort on the road to all the miles she logged as a child, following the career of her father, 1998 Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda.

“Luckily, I got to travel with my dad when I was a kid, so I’m used to living out of a suitcase. Hotel rooms are homes. It’s just another week,” said Korda. “I would just say that foreign golf courses suit me more and maybe jet lag plays some type of positive in that.”

KANG LOOKING FOR BIRTHDAY MAGIC

In 2018, Danielle Kang celebrated her 26th birthday in style, turning one year older on Saturday, Oct. 20, and capturing the Buick LPGA Shanghai win on Sunday, Oct. 21. Fast forward a year and she could ring in her 27th year in the same fashion. She sits one stroke off the lead heading into the final round, which this year sits on her birthday.

“Game plan is to stay aggressive with the way I map out the golf course,” said Kang, who came back from a one-stroke deficit in 2018, her same trailing margin in 2019. “Yes, it is my birthday. I’m very excited. Honestly, tomorrow my mom and I are going The Bund (a scenic waterfront area in Shanghai) and I’m excited about that because I haven’t been still. I don’t know, really don’t have a game plan except that. For my birthday plans, that’s about it. For golf, just got to keep trusting my golf shots and my read.”

WITH AN WIN

Jessica Korda would earn her sixth LPGA Tour victory spanning six countries; she has won in Australia (2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open), the Bahamas (2014 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic), the United States (2014 Airbus LPGA Classic presented by JTBC), Malaysia (2015 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia) and Thailand (2018 Honda LPGA Thailand)

Danielle Kang would successfully defend her title from the 2018 Buick LPGA Shanghai and earn her third LPGA victory

Korda or Kang would become the fifth American winner on Tour in 2019, joining Cydney Clanton, Cheyenne Knight, Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson

Brooke Henderson would earn her 10th career LPGA Tour victory; she is already the winningest Canadian golfer in the history of the LPGA and PGA Tours, one win ahead of Sandra Post, Mike Weir and George Knudson

Henderson would earn her third title of the season, joining the LOTTE Championship and the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, and would win three times in a season for the first time in her career

PLAYER NOTES

Rolex Rankings No. 19 Jessica Korda (68-67-66)

  • She hit 11 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens, with 28 putts
  • Korda is in her ninth season on the LPGA Tour; she has five career victories, most recently at the 2018 Honda LPGA Thailand
  • This is Korda’s 15th event of the 2019 season; her best finish is a tie for second at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup and she has three other top-10 finishes
  • She is playing in her first Buick LPGA Shanghai

Rolex Rankings No. 16 Danielle Kang (69-67-66)

  • She hit 10 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens, with 27 putts
  • Kang is in her eighth season on the LPGA Tour; she has wins at the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the 2018 Buick LPGA Shanghai
  • This is Kang’s 19th event of the 2019 season; her best finish is a tie for second at the Kia Classic and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, and she has six other top-10 finishes
  • She won the 2018 Buick LPGA Shanghai

Rolex Rankings No. 6 Brooke Henderson (69-64-73)

  • She hit 10 of 14 fairways and nine of 18 greens, with 26 putts
  • Henderson is in her fifth season on the LPGA Tour; she is a nine-time winner on the LPGA Tour and is the winningest Canadian player in LPGA and PGA Tour history
  • This is Henderson’s 24th event of the 2019 season; she won the LOTTE Championship and the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, and has eight other top-10 finishes
  • She tied for 26th at the 2018 Buick LPGA Shanghai

AON RISK REWARD CHALLENGE HOLE

No. 17, par 5

TOURNAMENT SCORING RECORDS

18 holes: 64 (-8), Peiyun Chien, third round, 2018; Brooke Henderson, second round, 2019

36 holes: 133 (-11), Brooke Henderson, 2019

54 holes: 201 (-15), Jessica Korda, 2019

72 holes: 275 (-13), Danielle Kang, 2018

Full house: Marquez holds off Morbidelli and Quartararo for pole at Motegi

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Full house: Marquez holds off Morbidelli and Quartararo for pole at Motegi

Oct 19. 2019
Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez
By THE NATION

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The 2019 Champion takes his first pole position in the premier class at the venue – the last one on the calendar he’d not yet ruled
There are few things Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has not yet achieved, but one of them was a premier class pole position at the Twin Ring Motegi. After achieving the feat in the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, the number 93 ticks another box and has now been on pole in MotoGP™ at every track on the current calendar. That’s every track he’s raced at in the premier class with one exception: Laguna Seca, as now-Honda test rider Stefan Bradl stole the honours in Marquez’ rookie year of 2013. No one was going to do the same at Motegi this season, although Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) and teammate Fabio Quartararo came closest, cutting a huge deficit to less than two tenths to complete the front row.

As expected, Saturday dawned wet at the Twin Ring Motegi and that meant direct entry to Q2 was already set, leaving the likes of Morbidelli and Quartararo to the task of getting in some wet track time in FP3. By the time Q1 came around later in the day, however, the track was dry enough for slicks and the fight was on. In the end, Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) headed through, with home hero Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) the man to lose out by just hundredths.

Once Q2 was underway, Marquez set about creating the goalposts and then moving them. On his third lap around the reigning Champion was a second clear of the field before Quartararo just got inside that bracket; initially the only man to do so. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) then managed to get within half a second and Morbidelli within seven tenths, however, the latter making a clear statement of intent before the majority pulled in to the pits.

On their seconds runs, Quartararo came out guns blazing to get within three tenths before Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) took the baton to attack and inched closer, but Marquez seemed unstoppable and about to tick another box in his record book. On his final lap, the number 93 shaved another few hundredths off his laptime too, and ultimately it would prove enough. Morbidelli then shot up to second on his last lap; Quartararo up to third – pushing Viñales back down to P4. That’s three Yamahas in the top four, however.

Cal Crutchlow, meanwhile, moved from Q1 to P5 to make it two Hondas in the top five after a last dash improvement, with Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) completing the second row in sixth and top Ducati. The next Borgo Panigale machine was the Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso in seventh as he heads up Row 3 – with ‘DesmoDovi’ only having qualified worse at Motegi twice before: 2017 and his rookie season in the class. But in 2017, from ninth on the grid, he did go on to win…so all is far from lost. Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) lines up alongside his teammate, just 0.017 in arrears.

Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) pulled off a stunner for Noale factory Aprilia in ninth, and he set exactly the same fastest lap as nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), who found it tougher going than his fellow M1 riders. Rossi is tenth and it’s only the third time on his 20 visits to the track in the premier class he has failed to qualify on the first three rows.

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) was 11th and just 0.042 behind the ‘Doctor’, although the Spaniard did get the better of rookie teammate Joan Mir…by 0.016, the second smallest margin in the top ten. That should make for an interesting battle on Sunday, although the whole grid looks set to assure that – especially as better weather is expect at the Twin Ring Motegi.

Will Quartararo wrap up Rookie of the Year? Can Marquez almost single-handedly make Honda the constructors’ Champions? Or will the likes of Dovizioso, Viñales and Rins blast forward to spoil the party? Find out in the Motul Grand Prix of Japan at the slightly later local time of 15:00 (GMT +9).

Qualifying results:
1 – Marc Marquez (SPA – Honda) 1’45.763
2 – Franco Morbidelli* (ITA – Yamaha) +0.132
3 – Fabio Quartararo* (FRA – Yamaha) +0.181

*Independent Team rider

Morbidelli equalled his best ever premier class qualifying
Quartararo completes the front row
Front row L-R: Morbidelli, Marquez and Quartararo
Marini does a demolition job for pole position at Motegi
Italian over a second clear of Fernandez, Baldassarri and Marquez as Binder suffers a day to forget
Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46) secured his first pole position of the season in sensational style after going over a second faster than anyone else in Moto2™ Q2 at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan; untouchable to head the two FlexBox HP 40 machines of Augusto Fernandez and Lorenzo Baldassarri on the front row. Championship leader Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) took fourth, but key challenger Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) had a tough day at the office as he ended up P18.

After a morning of rain, rain and more rain – and a jaw-dropping save from Alex Marquez in FP3 – Friday’s combined timesheets remained the decider in Q2 entry, leaving a few key names with some work to do. By the time qualifying came around, however, the rain itself had at least stopped, although wet tyres remained the name of the game. In Q1 it was Remy Gardner (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team) who set the pace, the Australian going through alongside Jorge Navarro (Beta Tools Speed Up), Marco Bezzecchi (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) and Somkiat Chantra (Honda Team Asia) to take part in the fight for pole.

In that battle, Marini was an immediate presence to be felt, with compatriot Baldassarri initially within a tenth before Fernandez split the two. Marini soon struck back, however, putting himself half a second clear as the likes of Gardner and Binder pitted for slicks. The Italian’s choice to push on proved right though, with his next lap putting him another four tenths further ahead.

Marquez moved up to take his P4 late on, and he’ll be joined on the second row by Q1 graduates Navarro and Chantra as heading through the first session once again seemed to be no hindrance in the wet. Chantra also took his second best result of the season despite a crash. Tom Lüthi (Dynavolt Intact GP) qualified P7 at a track that’s seen him take two previous wins; the Swiss rider just ahead of Marco Bezzecchi (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) who put in a late personal best lap for his second best qualifying performance of the season despite having encountered an issue with his machine halfway through Q2.

Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) and Gardner, who didn’t make it round in time to try a flying lap on the slick tyres at the end of the session, completed the top 10. Stefano Manzi (MV Agusta Temporary Forward) gave MV their best grid position of the season in P11, ahead of Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team), Iker Lecuona (monday.com American Racing), Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2).

Home hero Tetsuta Nagashima (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team) starts 16th on home turf, and Binder’s even further back in P18 after a tough day for both. Nagashima will want some home glory on hopefully better weather on Sunday, and Binder will itching to move forward as he fights for the Championship. If there’s one thing we’ve seen the South African do before, however, it’s win from the back.

Tune in for the intermediate class showdown at the slightly later time of 13:20 (GMT +9), where Marquez will be pushing to extend his lead, Fernandez will do anything to stop him and Binder faces a serious mountain to climb.

Qualifying results:
1 – Luca Marini (ITA – Kalex) 2’00.985    
2 – Augusto Fernandez (SPA – Kalex) +1.148
3 – Lorenzo Baldassarri (ITA – Kalex) +1.227
Front row L-R: Fernandez, Marini and Baldassarri
Antonelli walks the tightrope to perfection for magnificent Motegi pole
The Italian returns from injury in style to master a rain-drenched Twin Ring Motegi
Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse) returns from injury this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than taking pole? In a rain-soaked qualifying for Moto3™, the Italian played the perfect game of risk vs reward to come out on top and take his eighth pole position, all after coming through Q1. He’s joined on the front row by Alonso Lopez (Estrella Galicia 0,0), who took his first podium last time out, with home hero Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) completing the front row.

After a morning of rain, there was no chance of a dry out before Q1 began and for some it almost seemed to prove an advantage being in the first session – chance to test the conditions. Heading through were Lopez quickest and Antonelli second, joined by Sergio Garcia (Estrella Galicia 0,0) and Makar Yurchenko (BOE Skull Rider Mugen Race) in the fight for pole.

Once Q2 began, Lopez and Garcia were immediately up at the top again – with both already having been out on track and gained some experience of the conditions. In the end though, it was Antonelli who struck back late, the Italian able to pull out just under a tenth on Lopez and no one else in the same three-tenth postcode. The number 23 couldn’t improve on his final effort, but he’d already done enough to deny Lopez and P2 remains the Spaniard’s best qualifying so far.

Behind Suzuki, who took the first front row for a Japanese rider in the lightweight category at Motegi since Tomoyoshi Koyama in 2007, Yurchenko and Garcia took P4 and P5 respectively, making it all Q1 graduates within the top five as they both put in their best qualifying performances to date. Championship leader Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) had a slightly less bumpy Saturday to take P6 and complete the front row, a couple of places ahead of key rival Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team), who was eighth as veteran campaigner Jakub Kornfeil (Redox PrüstelGP) split the two contenders.

Celestino Vietti (Sky Racing Team VR46) was ninth, ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo (Kömmerling Gresini Moto3) by just 0.027, with John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) only another couple of hundredths off too. Thai GP winner Albert Arenas (Gaviota Angel Nieto Team), Darryn Binder (CIP – Green Power) and Andrea Migno (Mugen Race) completed the fastest fifteen, with home heroes Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia), Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing) and Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia) losing out, the latter by way of a crash.

So that’s the grid decided for the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, and it could make for a very interesting Sunday if the weather changes again. Tune in then when Moto3™ go racing at the slightly later time of 12:00 (GMT +9).

Kiradech finishes strong to stay within striking reach

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Kiradech finishes strong to stay within striking reach

Oct 19. 2019

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Kiradech Aphibarnrat
By THE NATION
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Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat birdied three of his closing five holes for a third straight 3-under 69 to move into tied seventh place at the US$9.75 million THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES on Saturday.

After dropping bogeys on 10 and 13 which erased his gains on the third and fourth holes, the burly Kiradech bounced back strongly to finish his round with birdies on the 14th, 15th and 18th holes, missing a putt for eagle on the last.

Kiradech’s three-day total of 9-under 207 left him six shots back of co-leaders Justin Thomas (70) and Danny Lee (68) who are three clear of Australia’s Cameron Smith (68) in Korea’s only PGA TOUR tournament.

“I don’t think I’m rolling the putts well (again) today. I think I’m hitting it incredibly good. Today was the first day I feel I’m playing solid golf again. Two bogeys coming from two three putts and I missed putts inside of 10, 12 feet, maybe on five, six holes. I left a couple shots out there. And three birdies in the last five holes were good,” said Kiradech.

He tallied 32 putts with the flat stick for the second straight day and hopes he can figure out the tricky greens at The Club @ Nine Bridges on Sunday to make a title challenge. “Holing more putts is the key. The way I’m swinging it right now, I’m ready to go out and start hunting again. I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong right now, so I’m just working on what I’m doing right,” said Kiradech, the first Thai to play full time on the PGA TOUR.

Kiradech is unperturbed with the six shot deficit as The Club @ Nine Bridges has yielded low scores in the past, including a 63 during the second round by Thomas.

“It depends on how I start, I think the confidence really needs to get in the game.  I would say if you hit it at the right spot, you’ll have a bunch of birdies but we have to make sure you don’t make a mistake. You can’t hit into the rough here as the greens are quite firm. Hopefully I will roll the ball better tomorrow, I’m not that far off,” said Kiradech.

“Obviously, you’ve seen Justin Thomas shoot 63 in the second round, which is just, I mean, this can happen. Par 5s are reachable, so that makes it possible.”

Countryman Jazz Janewattananond shot a 70 for T61 position on 2-over 218.

Việt Nam shortens gender gap

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Việt Nam shortens gender gap

Oct 20. 2019
Female workers assemble electronic components at Bao Sen Ltd Co in Bắc Giang Province. VNA/VNS Photo

Female workers assemble electronic components at Bao Sen Ltd Co in Bắc Giang Province. VNA/VNS Photo
By Viet Nam News

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Việt Nam has recorded gender equality achievements in political and economic sectors since the Law on Gender Equality took effect.

The percentage of female parliamentarians in Việt Nam has reached 27.1 per cent, higher than the global average (23.4 per cent) and Asian average of 18.6 per cent.

In the economic sector, the percentage of enterprises with female leaders increased from 4 per cent in 2009 to 27.8 per cent in 2017, the highest rate in Southeast Asia.

In the scientific sector, Vietnamese women have also gained achievements. Dr Nguyễn Thị Hiệp, a female Vietnamese scientist in the biomedical research sector at the HCM City International University, was ranked among 100 outstanding Asian scientists in 2019. Việt Nam grants the Kovalevskaya Award named after a Russian mathematician to outstanding female scientists every year

The Law on Gender Equality was approved by the Vietnamese National Assembly in 2006 and took effect in 2007. This marked a progressive step towards ensuring gender equality in Việt Nam.

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Đào Ngọc Dung said over ten years since the law was enforced, the State management agencies had combined gender quality with legal documents to “promote women’s participation in politics and empower them”.

“Empowering women, especially the right to engage in politics, must be ensured.

“It is compulsory to have women taking a role in local Party committees and People’s councils,” he said.

According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the percentage of women members of the Politburo and Central Party Committee has increased over three consecutive tenures.

In ten years, for the first time, Việt Nam has a chairwoman of National Assembly and three female Politburo members.

“Over the past ten years, an important change has been made. That is the change in awareness of men towards women and girls. The changes are present in every family,” Dung said.

The achievement has been made not by any single individual but contributions of agencies specialising in gender equality work, according to Dung.

Although more and more Vietnamese participate in political and economic sectors, the percentage of women in these sectors has not met the potential. Different retirement ages between men and women (60 for men and 55 for women) had hindered women from engagement, Nguyễn Thị Hà, deputy minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said.

Violence towards women and girls were still pressing issues in society. The preconception towards the roles of men and women had created pressure on both men and women. The preference for boys over girls resulted in gender imbalance and abortions, Hà said.

Women in rural areas and from ethnic minority groups had limited access to reproductive healthcare services. The quality of jobs for women remained low and unsustainable with lower wages than men.

Deputy Minister Hà said the ministry aimed to complete policies on gender equality and offer public services on gender equality nationwide.

Việt Nam ranked 77th out of 149 countries in terms of progress towards gender parity in the Global Gender Gap Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum.

The report measured countries in four categories – economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; health survival; and political empowerment.

Of these four, Việt Nam ranked highest in economic participation and opportunity, with a score of 0.74, 33rd globally.

According to the World Economic Forum, Việt Nam experienced a decrease in gender parity for women in ministerial positions and fully closed the gender gap among its technical and professional workers. Likewise, equal opportunities were recorded for enrolment in tertiary education sectors.

Moon requests support for peace efforts, Busan summit with ASEAN

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Moon requests support for peace efforts, Busan summit with ASEAN

Oct 20. 2019
By The Korea Herald
Yonhap

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President Moon Jae-in asked foreign ambassadors here Friday to join a “historic” peace journey on the Korean Peninsula.

He also requested their keen attention to South Korea’s efforts to play a bigger role on the global stage, as he hosted more than 110 foreign ambassadors serving in South Korea and their spouses to a Cheong Wa Dae garden reception.

It marked Moon’s first formal invitation for all of the heads of foreign diplomatic missions in Seoul since his inauguration in May 2017.

“South Korea is now challenging the historic change of denuclearization and permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. We are facing the last wall,” Moon said in his welcoming remarks. “Moving beyond that wall is the only way to open a bright future without turning back to the age of confrontation.”

To that end, he added, the international community’s support and cooperation are inevitable, in addition to foremost efforts by the two Koreas and the United States.

He recalled news reports that the members of the Diplomatic Corps made a tour of a Demilitarized Zone trail that was opened to the public in accordance with the Sept. 19 inter-Korean military deal last year.

Moon also reminded them of his offer of turning the DMZ into an international peace zone, which he presented in his UN speech last month.

He proposed that the world work together to remove landmines in the DMZ and set up UN and other international institutions there.

“I believe it’s a path for the international community to make peace  with action,” he added, expressing hope that foreign ambassadors in Seoul take part in the “historic journey” to open the road of peace.

The president also stressed the role of diplomacy in revitalizing the world economy through “fair and free trade” and responding to climate change.

He also asked them to put their weight behind the South Korea-ASEAN special summit to be held in Busan in late November and the second P4G summit, which Seoul will host in June next year. P4G stands for Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, a public-private initiative to tackle climate change and other sustainable development challenges.

Moon invited the ambassadors of 113 countries with standing diplomatic missions here and those of 111 nations attended it, according to Cheong Wa Dae. Representatives from 17 international agencies with offices in Seoul were on hand as well.

The Venezuelan and Marshall Islands ambassadors sent prior notices of absence, citing other engagements.

Japan’s outgoing ambassador, Yasumasa Nakamine, was also present, as his successor, Koji Tomita, has not yet presented his credentials to Moon, a Cheong Wa Dae official said.

Cheong Wa Dae had a similar group reception for foreign ambassadors here once under the Park Geun-hye administration. There were three such events when President Lee Myung-bak was in office.

Nepal seeks China’s support for human resettlement in mountainous regions

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Nepal seeks China’s support for human resettlement in mountainous regions

Oct 20. 2019
By The Asia News Network
Prithvi Man Shrestha

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Despite plans to resettle population, the government has not yet identified the areas with scattered population, where they should be resettled and how it should be done.

Nepal sought China’s support for an integrated development, including resettlement of scattered population in the Himalayan region, during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal last weekend.

But the government’s preparations on the ground toward an integrated development of the region which is backward in terms of human development and infrastructure connectivity is next to nothing, admit the Nepal government officials.

“No detailed plan has been prepared so far, though we have been holding discussions on how to relocate the scattered population to a single location and deliver infrastructure and other government facilities to them,” said Puspa Raj Kandel, vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission.

According to Kandel, there is a need for such an approach as the settlements in the region are becoming thinner due to migration of people to the hill and Tarai regions.

“As per our envisioning, resettlement will not happen in the entire mountain region, but only in the areas where there is extremely scattered population,” he added.

According to the Population Census 2011, only 1.7 million people were residing in the mountain region out of 26.49 million people in the country.

Despite plans to resettle population, the government has not yet identified the areas with scattered population, where they should be resettled and how it should be done.

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration said that it was currently preparing a guideline on how to go ahead with the integrated development of the region.

“The guideline which we are drafting will provide a roadmap for the purpose,” said Yadav Raj Koirala, secretary at the ministry. “We have aimed to have the guideline within one and a half months.”

According to the Human Development Report 2014, the mountain region lags behind both Hills and Tarai in human development. According to the report, the mountain region has the lowest human development index (HDI) value at 0.440 followed by 0.468 in the Tarai and 0.520 in the Hills.

Considering the cost and the efforts required to deliver government services to the scattered population in the mountainous region, the government has envisioned developing the region in an integrated way by resettling scattered population to a single location and providing various facilities and infrastructure in an integrated way.

The government has allocated Rs1 billion for implementing the Northern Region Infrastructure Development and Livelihoods Improvement Programme aimed at infrastructure development and livelihoods improvement in the current fiscal year.

“Under the programme, local governments are supported to initiate integrated development plans,” said Kandel of the National Planning Commission.

The government officials said they plan to resettle the scattered population, run employment-generation programme, and build schools and health posts as part of an integrated development modality.

With the government preparing plans for integrated development in the region, it wants to learn from China on the issue.

“Considering China’s experiences of fast-tracking rapid development in mountainous Tibet and other regions, cooperation was sought from China,” Kandel added.

Asia – the global giant in medical tourism

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Asia – the global giant in medical tourism

Oct 20. 2019
By The Asia News Network
Nabeela Khan Inayati

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What makes Asia the most popular destination in terms of medical tourism? Blame it on lack of specialised treatments in home countries or credit it to the cost-effectiveness of the treatments available in Asia – all these factors combined with ease of travel with lax visa rules for medical treatments have opened vast avenues for the Asian region.

From sun, sea, sand to now surgery! What makes Asia the hot favourite among foreign medical tourists? Let’s take a look.

Over the past decade, Asia has become a top favourite medical tourism destination for people from all across the world. From being world-famous for its pristine white beaches, historic monuments and rich cultural legacy, now it is healthcare in Asia that’s garnering a great deal of attention. Right from liver transplants and bariatric surgeries to dental detailing and botox, more and more people are turning to Asia.

But what makes Asia the most popular destination in terms of medical tourism?  Blame it on lack of specialised treatments in home countries or credit it to the cost-effectiveness of the treatments available in Asia – all these factors combined with ease of travel with lax visa rules for medical treatments have opened vast avenues for the Asian region.

It has been reported that in 2017, one million medical tourists visited Malaysia and 3.3 million medical tourists visited Thailand. India too saw a surge from 4, 27, 014 medical tourists in 2016 to 4, 95, 056 medical tourists in 2017.

So, let’s take a look at the top Asian countries for various medical treatments:

Thailand

Thailand is widely popular among medical tourists for breast implants and gender reassignment surgeries. Since 2003, the Thai Government has made efforts to make Thailand a global centre for medical tourism through its Centre of Excellent Health Care of Asia initiative and has 37 Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals.

A WHO study published in 2016 reveals that the medical tourists visiting Thailand were less likely to be residents of high-income countries than to be residents of the eastern Mediterranean or south-east or south Asia. However, what makes the country a preferred destination for healthcare is their world-class hospitality, highly specialised care and tailored service packages.

India

India is the favoured destination of medical travellers for its cutting-edge technology, world-class surgeons and cost-effective treatments. Patients visit India not just to get specialised treatment and surgeries but they also seek appointments for routine check-ups as well.

It was the Indian government’s initiative to amended the e-visa rules for 150 countries in 2016 that has made visa procurement easy for foreign travellers. Besides, India’s National Health Policy, 2002, specifies that the government supports medical tourism and issues MX visas to the accompanying spouse of the patient.

Singapore

Singapore is a top choice for patients seeking state-of-the-art facilities, well-trained doctors and quality care. Although it is considered to be one of the most expensive cities in the world, the country has more than 15 hospitals catering to the needs of medical tourists. According to the data from a medical tourism index , Singapore was ranked the most attractive among seven Asian countries in terms of “patient experience”, but was also one of the least attractive in terms of cost-effectiveness.

Malaysia

Malaysia is picking up the pace and is currently one of the preferred destinations for people from other Asian countries especially Indonesia. Out of one million medical tourists who visited the country in 2017, 600,000 were from Indonesia.

According to the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, Malaysia is targeting to get at least one million health tourists from Indonesia by 2020. Since the health ministry regulates the prices that private hospitals charge in Malaysia, foreign patients know that they will not be overcharged. Quality care at affordable prices lures patients from all across Asia and other parts of the world.

South Korea

World-famous for its beauty clinics, South Korea’s ambitions extend beyond cosmetic surgery. According to the South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare, about 3,64,000 foreign medical tourists were reported to visit the country in 2016. This included patients from Canada, US, UAE, China and Japan.

South Korea’s healthcare system is considered the best in Asia and has established a niche in the medical technology industry. To promote medical tourism, the government offers a special visa to patients visiting South Korea for treatment and insurance which covers both injury and death which results from medical treatment or procedure.

Bt80 bn munition budget ‘necessary’: Prayut

Published October 20, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Bt80 bn munition budget ‘necessary’: Prayut

Oct 19. 2019
By THE NATION

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Speaking before attending the House of Representatives’ budget debate for fiscal year 2020 today, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha stressed that the Defence Ministry must reserve a budget of Bt70-80 billion for buying munitions and vehicles for defensive purposes.

“This money is part of the Ministry of Defense’s allotted budget and has nothing to do with the central expenditure budget,” he said.

“Our military personnel are patrolling 5,000 kilometers of border both by land and sea,” he said. “It’s a dangerous and important duty and they need modern ships for efficient operations.” The PM further explained that the Ministry’s existing fleet is more than 60 years old and most of the ships require urgent repair or replacement. “All our neighbouring countries have modern ships, and Thailand needs to keep up with the changing world to maintain our negotiating powers, as well as show our potential and capability to protect our resources, especially around naval borders.”

“The Ministry of Defence is trying its best to reduce costs, such as by using smaller ships or even trying to build the ships domestically,” said Prayut. “However, we cannot let up on naval patrol. As you can see from skirmishes with illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) foreign fishing boats, we need to protect our people and resources as well as prevent matters that might escalate into bigger conflicts.”

 

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