LRC begins hearings on future of HSE temporary contract holders

first_imgNews LRC begins hearings on future of HSE temporary contract holders Pinterest Previous articleTyrone dumped out of All IrelandNext articleDonegal GAA to launch road safety campaign for players News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The Labour Relations Commission has begun talks on the future of temporary contract workers in the HSE West area, over 100 of them based at Letterkenny GeneraL Hospital.This morning’s Irish Times carried details of a leaked report recommending that up to 1,000 workers on temporary or fixed term contracts be let go or see their working week cut dramatically. Service cutbacks are also envisaged.Impact’s Richie Carruthers is in Galway for the hearing. He says the Croke Park Agreement and other legislation should protect these workers, and he believes that’s what will happen…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/richi1pm.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+center_img By News Highland – August 3, 2010 Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitterlast_img read more

Medford Woman Drove Drunk, Hit Police Car, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 45-year-old Medford woman was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol when she fled police Friday night and slammed into two vehicles, including a police car, Suffolk County police said.The woman, Pandoria Jackson, was initially pulled over at the intersection of Horseblock Road and Sills Road in Medford but refused to lower her window, police said. Jackson then fled as the officer tried to open her door, sparking a chase that lasted for a short time before it was called off. Officers were ordered to follow at a safe distance, police said.Jackson drove to Woodside Avenue and County Road 101 in Bellport when her Ford SUV hit a stop sign and slammed into a police car, and just missed hitting two officers on foot, police said.Jackson continued westbound and reached the intersection of Woodside Avenue and Harlem Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when she struck a Jeep Cherokee that was stopped at a red light, police said.She was arrested and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.Jackson will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Anthony cops 15th annual Universal Auto 11-race cycling meet

first_imgMICHAEL Anthony stopped Andre ‘Padlock’ Green from grabbing a second consecutive victory, as he out-sprinted the latter to claim the feature 35-lap Schoolboys and Invitational race when the 15th annual Universal Auto and General Supplies pedalled off yesterday.Organised by National cycling coach Hassan Mohamed at the inner circuit of the National Park, the main event featured over 20 cyclists in brilliant sunshine. However, it was always a battle between the lanky Anthony and Green. They duo took turns in leading the breakaway group which kept the peloton at bay for the majority of the race.Coming down the backstretch, the duo exploded into sprint mode. However Anthony had just enough left in the tank to outgun Green and cross the finish line in a winning time of one hour 17 minutes.Meanwhile, Paul DeNobrega came in third while Junior Niles, Christopher ‘Chicken Legs’ Griffith and Marcus Keiler filled in the other top six positions in that order.Kwame ‘Keyman’ Ridley copped his maiden win in the Veterans category ahead of Junior Niles (second) and Segun Hubbard who settled for third.Today, action continues as the cyclists will take to the roadways of West Demerara in the 8th annual Malta Supreme road race. The 46-mile race will begin at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara, head to Bushy Park, Parika and back to finish at the point of origin.Last year’s winner, Hamzah Eastman is absent, which means a new champion will be decided. Eastman’s winning time stands at one hour 40 minutes 25 seconds.In the Juniors category, Briton John is the defending champion while Junior Niles will be looking to retain his title in the Veterans category.Jamal Cappell was the winner of last year’s Mountain Bike race while Shanika Teixeira was the Ladies champion.There will be eight sprint prizes up for grabs and prizes will be given to the top six in the Seniors category and top three in the other categories with a prize for the Oldest cyclist.Banks DIH Outdoor events manager Mortimer Stewart will assist in the prize-giving ceremony.last_img read more

Senior point guard Frank Howard is playing the best basketball of his career

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thirty minutes before tip-off, down a hallway in the bowels of the Spectrum Center, Frank Howard corralled his teammates in a circle. He shook his arm and raised it in the air. He nodded his head.Before Syracuse’s 84-72 loss to Duke, he stood, a little sweaty, ready to lead the Orange onto the floor with a chance to beat the third-seeded Blue Devils for the second time this season. As usual, he led layup lines and shot first, always a floater off the glass.All season, he’s been that figure, the one to rally the team together. On the court, he leads pre- and mid-game huddles. He’s the lone vocal leader on a team of mostly introverts. He knew a second-straight game without Tyus Battle meant he’d have to push forward.Then he turned it on. Howard, a senior, scored a career-high 28 points in SU’s (20-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) ACC tournament quarterfinal loss to Duke (27-5, 14-4). As the crowd gasped with Zion Williamson’s breakaway dunks and steals, Howard quietly assembled a career night by scoring, racking up a pair of steals, contesting shots at the top of the zone and shooting 4-for-9 from deep to extend the SU offense. He nearly matched Williamson’s game-high 29 points.In the absence of junior guard Battle, who’s likely to return for the NCAA Tournament next week, Howard attacked the basket with more frequency and power. The two conference tournament games represented Howard at his best: a true floor general who can score. Stripped away of his previous turnover and scoring issues, and stripped away of the perception that he’s an on-and-off leader, Howard showed the best of himself.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is how I got here in the summer, able to attack, hit shots at this rate,” he said on Thursday. “I really feel comfortable now. I wasn’t able to find my rhythm earlier in the year.”Howard’s showing against the Blue Devils followed-up an 18-point outing against Pittsburgh a day prior. He showed again why he’s the best perimeter defender on the team. He closed out on shooters, picked up a pair of steals, made passes more difficult and positioned himself to close off driving lanes. He attacked the basket with less hesitation, and he stepped into a few shots with no second-guessing. The mid-range pull-up, the 3-point shot — both were there.In the final games of his college career, Howard has turned himself into the player he showed he could be. Glenn Farello, Howard’s coach at Paul VI (Virginia) High School, noticed Howard shooting more with his legs. He’s become the scorer those around him predicted.He has established himself as an engine of the offense, a characteristic he developed last March and flashed this year. He’s not near last season’s average (14.4 points per game), and his field goal percentage is down slightly. But after the Duke game, his points per outing jumped from 8.2 to 8.9.“I try to be confident regardless,” he said of his earlier struggles this year, “but I feel much better now.”Injuries have obscured his career. While playing in an AAU tournament, he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. At SU, he’s had two surgeries, to his groin and ankle. The latter came last fall and forced him to miss significant time early this season. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said he rarely missed shots last summer.This was supposed to be the year he built on his junior campaign. Instead, he finished some games as a non-factor, including two conference games in which he didn’t score. During the final three regular-season games, he scored a grand total of 15 points.The long stretches where Howard wasn’t able to do much ate at him, he and his father, Jonathan, said. He knew he could do more. An Eastern Conference NBA scout recently called him a “project at the point guard position for years.” Several NBA scouts said he will not get a chance to play in the NBA. “He’s got an intriguing physical profile,” another scout said, “but not the IQ. He can’t shoot.”That was before the last two games. He’s increased his workload with assistant coach Gerry McNamara, a former SU guard, with a focus on playing downhill. Attacking the rim. Flowing into shots versus catching and shooting as if they’re unattached movements. Howard and the Orange believe that, at his full self, he can score 20 points and limit his turnovers. He turned over the ball six times against Duke, so his outing wasn’t perfect. But he remains committed to taking shots in the flow of the game.“I think he’s more of a scorer now than he has been in a long time, and this is what I thought he would do early in the year until he got hurt,” Boeheim said on Thursday. “This is the way he was shooting the ball. Going into the tournament, getting Tyus back, that gives us a little bit more offense back there.”Howard is, more often than not, placed in one of two categories: the kick-start to the offense who works in tandem with Battle and the turnover-prone, irrelevant scoring guard that scouts have cast aside. The kick-start has been to a Final Four and the Sweet 16 and appeared in Charlotte for his last conference tournament.With only an NCAA Tournament run left, he has one last shot to leave a legacy at Syracuse. His rebirth could coincide with the most important of his career.“I finally got my body right to feel comfortable to attack,” Howard said. “That’s just what I’ve been trying to do: get in the lane and make some plays. I’ve been feeling really good getting back to my normal self taking control of some games.” Published on March 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand reveals his constant pre-match ritual

first_img LIVE TV Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand claimed that while he was not superstitious generally, he tends to become edgy and follow a pattern whenever he plays a tournament. In a conversation with Republic TV, the former World Chess champion admitted that he did follow a fixed routine during the tournaments and that the small tasks that compose the routine are a part of his pre-match rituals. Anand, who was the first Grandmaster from India, revealed that he sticks to his routine or success formula as long as there is no bad result and claimed that while the pre-match rituals sounded illogical after the tournament, they will become an obsession for him during the tourneys. READ | Viswanathan Anand Offers Some Insight On Positive Correlation Between Chess & TechnologyAnand reveals his pre-match ritual     READ | Tokyo 2020 Olympics Unveil Final Budget Of $12.6 Billion’It has been good for chess’ “Technology has made it very easy to teach people how to play chess, to let fans follow chess, you can now watch games live with commentary and you don’t even need to understand the game to understand the commentary. It has made the game more accessible and it has broadened the number of countries that the game is being played. It is allowed us to be very productive at work on chess. That’s not all good because the workload is increased. But there’s always a balance. I would say, in total it has been good for chess and in anyways, what choice do we have”, said Anand speaking to Republic TVREAD | UFC: Joe Rogan Feels That UFC Should Fire Their Judges, Slams Their Scoring Methods WATCH US LIVE Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Written By First Published: 20th December, 2019 14:16 IST COMMENT “My response would be to try to learn from my games, both what went wrong & what went right. But emotionally I haven’t managed to develop a good response. I still react in the same manner in which when I did when I was young. I hate losing, winning makes you feel really happy, Losing bugs the hell out of you. I snap out of it quicker”, said Anandcenter_img Last Updated: 20th December, 2019 14:16 IST Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand Reveals His Constant Pre-match Ritual Former World Champion Anand claimed that while he was not superstitious generally, he tends to become edgy and follow a pattern whenever he plays a tournament FOLLOW US Session ID: 2020-09-09:a8ffc8e8ee5ec43ffc1dd9ee Player Element ID: video_player_5f58258b67563 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Koushik Narayanan READ | Anand Reveals How He Deals With Wins & Losses, Says ‘losing Bugs The Hell Out Of You”I hate losing’Speaking to Republic TV, Anand admitted that he hates losing and that winning always made him happy. The former world champion said that he evaluated both right and wrongs after every contest and tried to improve his game. However, Anand revealed that he had not managed to develop a good response emotionally and that he still reacted to situations in the same manner like he did when he was young.   SUBSCRIBE TO US “Most of the time, my weakness is even though i am not superstitious normally, once i get to a tournament I am so edgy that I will follow the same routine every day. I have breakfast at the same time. If I don’t have a bad game, then I repeat the same thing. Use the same pen. Try to repeat the success formula. These little manias that seem illogical after the tournament but during the tournament they obsess you”  last_img read more

Wednesday May 22nd Local Sports

first_imgANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Gonzalez’s two-run shot in the sixth tied the game at three. AL batting leader Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario each had two hits and drove in two runs for the Twins, who have won five of six on their road trip. The teams wrap up their series tonight — pre-game at 7:30, first pitch just after 8:05 on AM-1300 KGLO. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa point guard Jordan Bohannon is out indefinitely with a hip injury that could put his senior season in jeopardy.The Hawkeyes say Bohannon, who suffered the previously undisclosed injury early in 2018-19, will undergo surgery Wednesday in Iowa City.Bohannon ranked third on the team with 11.6 points per game as a junior last season, and he led the Big Ten in free throw shooting percentage.Iowa said Bohannon was able to manage the injury last season and he had hoped the rest and rehabilitation would heal it. But Bohannon ultimately decided on surgery, and Iowa says it’ll reevaluate Bohannon throughout the summer and fall. PLYMOUTH, Ind. – NIACC sophomore Ben Boerjan shot an 80 Tuesday on the opening day of the four-round NJCAA Division II national tournament at Swan Lake Resort.The tournament had a three-hour rain delay Tuesday morning.Boerjan, who placed 43rd at last year’s national tournament, parred the first three holes once the tournament started.The second round of the tournament is set for Wednesday and some golfers will have to finish their first round on Wednesday. OMAHA — The Iowa Hawkeye baseball team opens the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha this afternoon by playing regular season champion Indiana. The eighth seeded Hawkeyes were swept by the top seeded Hoosiers to open Big Ten play.That’s Iowa coach Rick Heller. The Hawkeyes dropped their final five Big Ten games and Heller says most of their problems have been pitching.Heller hopes the spacious dimensions of TD Ameritrade Park is an advantage against the Big Ten’s top hitting team in Indiana.The Hawkeyes finished the regular season 30-22.center_img AMES — Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard did not want sports betting to become legalized in the state but he can accept several aspects of the new law. Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill which will allow Iowans to legally wager on things like Cyclone football games beginning next season.Pollard likes the fact the new law prevents bets on individual players.Pollard says he knew it was only of matter of time until sports betting became a reality in Iowa.A United States Supreme Court decision last year allowed states and other governmental bodies the right to authorize sports betting. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is paying an outside lawyer $280 per hour to investigate unspecified NCAA violations in its women’s volleyball program.A letter released Tuesday shows the university hired the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King on May 4 for “review, evaluation and counsel regarding potential NCAA rules violations.”Attorney Jason Montgomery in the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas, office is the primary lawyer and billing $280 per hour. Other attorneys and paralegals charging between $140 and $445 per hour may also be assigned work.Athletic director Gary Barta reported what he called serious rules violations to the NCAA on Monday. He also put coach Bond Shymansky on leave in accordance with his contract, which requires a 30-day written notice before the university could fire him for cause.Shymansky’s contract runs through the 2022 season and pays him a base salary of $215,000.If Shymansky is fired without cause, the university would have to pay him $600,000. But if he resigns before July 1, he would be required to pay $300,000 in damages to Iowa.last_img read more

NHBRC invests over R30 million to drive its transformation agenda

first_imgThe National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) will be spending more than R 30 million in the new financial year starting on 1st of April 2017, as part of an effort to transform the home building industry.Addressing the NHBRC Transformation Charter launch, Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Ms Zou Kota-Fredericks,  said transformation and economic empowerment must be driven aggressively in the home building environment.“It is critical to note that the radical economic transformation programme is not a stand-alone programme as it has no special budget and should be an integral part of each and every department and all entities of government. It calls on all of us to revisit the Preferential Procurement Act so as to respond adequately to this issue.”The launch was hosted in partnership with the Department of Human Settlements (DHS) as part of the 2017 International Women’s Day celebrations.NHBRC Acting Chairperson of Council, Ms Julieka Bayat said one of the biggest challenges in achieving an effective transformation programme in the industry is the lack of adequate skills and we will be investing most of this money in the upskilling our most vulnerable groups: Women, Youth, People living with Disabilities and Military Veterans.“Women are particularly under-represented with respect to ownership, control and the management of companies involved in the housing value chain as well as in terms of technical skills.  Also, the high unemployment rate, especially of our youth has heightened the need for us to aggressively pursue transformation of the sector so as to create self-employment opportunities,” said Bayat.The NHBRC’s transformation charter seeks to address issues that relate to the advancement of equal economic opportunities in the human settlements value chain. The expectation is that participation of vulnerable groups will be optimised.“As the NHBRC we believe that our transformation charter will assist us in unlocking obstacles to and the effective participation by the identified groupings, it further asserts measureable goals for us to achieve on the road to a radically transformed home building industry” she said.We also wish to demonstrate our support towards government’s efforts of promoting social and economic transformation.For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Molebogeng Taunyane on 011 317 0070/ 082 646 8663 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Undisputed champ: Crawford stops Indongo in 3rd round

first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ Chaos ensues as McIntyre wins NXT title in NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Crawford (32-0, 23 knockouts) was in his home state for the fifth time in nine fights but for the first time in Lincoln, 45 minutes from his Omaha base.Indongo (22-1, 11 knockouts) was fighting for the first time in the United States after winning bouts in Russia and Scotland to win his titles.Crawford entered the ring to roars from the Pinnacle Bank Arena sellout crowd of 12,121 after coming down the steps from the arena concourse. He wore a red No. 140 Nebraska Cornhuskers football jersey, a nod to this city being home to the University of Nebraska.With fans on their feet and chanting his name, the 29-year-old Crawford seized control early. When his final blow took down Indongo, the decibel level increased even more, and Crawford jumped in the air in the middle of the ring in celebration.Indongo couldn’t get up.ADVERTISEMENT Terence “Bud” Crawford celebrates his victory by knockout over Julius Indongo in the third round of their junior welterweight world title unification boxing bout in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)LINCOLN, Neb. — Terence Crawford stopped Julius Indongo in the third round Saturday night to become the undisputed world champion at 140 pounds.Crawford sent Indongo to the canvas with a right to the body in the last minute of the second round and just missed with a massive left hook before the bell. Midway through the third round, Crawford caught Indongo with a left hook to the body that put him down writhing in pain.ADVERTISEMENT “When he hit me, it hurt so bad,” he said. “When he hit me like that, my mind was gone.”On the undercard, 20-year-old Shakur Stevenson scored a unanimous decision over Argentinian David Paz in a super featherweight bout. Stevenson (3-0, 1 knockout) flashed superior speed and finesse throughout the six rounds and knocked down Paz (4-4-1) late in the fifth.Stevenson, of Newark, New Jersey, is considered a rising star in the pro ranks after earning a silver medal in the 2016 Olympics.“I feel like the competition stepped up this fight and I feel like I put on a good show, a good boxing display,” Stevenson said. “I was really trying to get the knockout, and I was trying to get him with a good hard punch. I was trying to hit him with my left hand and my hook. I do need to use my jab a lot more.”Light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs) of Ukraine stopped Craig Baker (17-2, 13 KOs) of Baytown, Texas, at 2:40 of the sixth round. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The fight was the first four-belt unification bout since 2004, when Bernard Hopkins stopped Oscar De La Hoya to claim all the belts in the 160-pound division. Crawford came in with the WBC and WBO belts; Indongo, from Namibia, was the WBA and IBF champion.“It means everything,” Crawford said. “I’m the only one who can I’m the undisputed champion of the world. That’s big because there’s nobody else who can they’re undisputed in their weight division.”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 shutoutPromoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said the plan is for Crawford to go with him to Australia for the expected November rematch between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao. Arum wants Crawford to fight the winner.“I’m all for it,” Crawford said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

FIFA research says 3.5B people viewed some World Cup action

first_imgView comments Chooks-to-Go 3×3 league set to kick off with 12 city-based teams The 10 most watched games all had a verified average TV audience of more than 260 million viewers. The second-highest rating was 327.5 million for Croatia’s semifinal win over England in extra time.FIFA’s research suggests most viewers also watched for longer than they did four years earlier.The number of people watching at least 30 consecutive minutes of any game in their home was almost 2.5 billion — up more than 27 percent from the same measure in 2014.South Americans were the most avid viewers despite watching fewer hours overall of a tournament where Brazil exited in the quarterfinals, and Argentina in the round of 16.FIFA said 96.6 percent of South America’s population saw at least one minute of any game. However, their 5.52 billion hours of total viewing fell 26.9 percent from the 2014 tournament where host Brazil placed fourth.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READcenter_img In Europe —which provided all four semifinalists in Russia — the 2018 World Cup reached 86 percent of people watching an average of 14.6 hours.“In contrast only 38.4 percent of the Asian population were reached by World Cup coverage, reflecting relatively lower interest in the Indian subcontinent,” FIFA said.Still, almost 30 percent more viewing hours were measured in Asia, where games in Russia were played in time zones more convenient than in 2014.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Changing viewing habits — and no South American team in the final — help explain a drop from the 545-million average TV audience for the Germany-Argentina final in 2014.In comparison, the 2016 European Championship final attracted a 284.4 million average audience for Portugal beating host France. The most-watched Super Bowl in the United States was 114.4 million when the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefFIFA said the global TV audience for the 64-match tournament in Russia averaged 191 million per game — up from 187 million for the 2014 edition in Brazil.“Each game was a global televisual event in its own right,” soccer’s governing body said, citing research by Publicis Media Sport & Entertainment. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, people watch a giant screen during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, on the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. FIFA says more than 3.5 billion people viewed some of the 2018 World Cup, with 1.12 billion watching at least one minute of France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. A FIFA-commissioned review of World Cup viewing says Friday, Dec. 21 the final’s television audience was 516.6 million by the traditional measure of “global average in-home audience.” (AP Photo/Bob Edme, file)GENEVA  — More than 3.5 billion people viewed some of the 2018 World Cup action, with 1.12 billion watching at least one minute of France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final, according to FIFA.A FIFA-commissioned review of World Cup viewing published Friday said the television audience for the final was 516.6 million by the traditional measure of “global average in-home audience.” More watched on digital devices and out-of-home screenings in public spaces, bars and restaurants.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more