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first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 3 of the Sharks’ Western Conference Finals series against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday at Enterprise Center.For the third straight postseason series, the Sharks lost in Game 2 after opening with a Game 1 victory as the Blues beat San Jose 4-2 on Monday night to even the best-of-7 series.St. Louis defensemen Vince Dunn and Robert Bortuzzo each scored goals in the second period and then helped the Blues stave …last_img

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first_img1 December 2010 Ntombi Zondi* of Pimville, Soweto always gets mixed emotions on World Aids Day. Ten years ago to the day, she tested positive for HIV. She speaks about her journey since then, and her belief that HIV/Aids is not a death sentence but an opportunity to create a better life. Ntombi Zondi (*not her real name), a mother of two HIV-negative children, is one of millions of South Africans living with the virus. Speaking to BuaNews at an event to mark World Aids Day on Wednesday, the 36-year-old said she would probably be dead by now if she had not started taking anti-retroviral drugs.Finding out “My decision to test for HIV had little to do with me being sick or suspecting that I had HIV. It was World Aids Day and I was curious to know my status,” says Ntombi, whose red eyes speak of deep emotion. She was 26 at the time and pregnant with her first child. Reliving the day she was tested, Ntombi takes a long pause. “I was in shock. All I could think about was how can this happen to me and why. I was in denial. I was still young and my future was bright.” Soon after testing positive, she started drinking almost every day to hide the pain and the embarrassment. “At that moment, I didn’t care about the baby. But after a while, I started losing weight fast, then I start hearing about people around my age group dying of Aids, and I started freaking out. “I said to myself, I want to live as long as I can. I decided I’m not going to let this kill me. So I started going to the clinic. “I take my treatment (ARVs) every day and I’m looking forward to a longer life. I’m 36 years old now. It was 10 years ago when I [tested positive]. Look at me, I’m still here.”Doing something about it Ntombi says she also owes her longevity to the positive mind-set she adopted after attending counselling sessions, and the support she got from friends and family. “I told myself I am going to hold my head up high and do something positive about it.” She now juggles her part-time jobs with that of being a counsellor for people living with HIV/Aids. Apart from the training she got from a non-profit organisation dealing with HIV/Aids, Ntombi has no formal training, but says people feel at ease talking to her about their status. “I let people know that they should not stop being what they want to be in life just because they are HIV-positive. And I will continue to teach my peers about this until the stigma stops and until we find a cure.” Ntombi fiddles with the red ribbon pinned on her right breast pocket. “I know that some are asking a hidden question: they wonder what experiences in my life have moved me so that I would want to wear a red ribbon every day. “My answer is always the same: I wear it because I can. I am still alive, still able to carry the message about the reality and urgency of Aids and how HIV can be prevented. I carry this message for those whose voices can no longer be heard, but whose presence can still be felt.” Although living with the virus was not easy, Ntombi says people should not see it as a death sentence but as an opportunity to create a better life.Telling family and friends She says she decided to disclose her status in order to stop people from talking behind her back and to motivate others living with the virus. It took Ntombi about six months to make her first disclosure. It was to her mother, who was disappointed at first. “I did it because I wanted them to know the truth, that HIV is here and it doesn’t matter how educated you are,” she said, adding that she was also avoiding a scenario where people would gawk should her health take a turn for the worse. At times, Ntombi admits that she gets depressed from thinking about her status. “Sometimes I feel I am not ready to die. My wish is to be with my family, especially my daughters, for years to come.” Asked if she has made peace with the father of her first child, whom she claims infected her, Ntombi takes a deep breath and thinks before she answers. “I was never mad at him for infecting me. I was mad at him for not wanting to talk to me afterwards; but now I have made peace. I have a supporting family, boyfriend, and friends who don’t judge me.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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first_imgPlayers of Call of Duty: Black Ops II will now be able to livestream their gameplay to YouTube directly from their Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles. While casual players may be interested in posting their games, this is big news for the lucrative gaming-commentary industry on YouTube, and for the eSports scene as a whole.Good For the Gaming-Commentary IndustryAnnounced in a press release Friday by Call of Duty game publisher Activision, the new feature will go live along with the game’s release on November 13. The feature not only livestreams gameplay, but also the player’s webcam and audio commentary, as long as the gamer has a YouTube account in good standing (to use YouTube Live) and a Call of Duty Elite membership. With this feature, video game commentators won’t have to worry about recording, and then uploading, their videos anymore, as it will upload automatically to YouTube. Calling it a time-saver is an understatement.“With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, people can live stream their gameplay directly from the game or watch the best players live on YouTube, which is an awesome next step for the eSports community,” said Sang Kim, YouTube’s Head of Game Partnerships in a statement to ReadWrite. The gaming commentary and esports scene on YouTube has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, both in terms of popularity and profit. Machinima, the video-game focused network on YouTube, is so popular that Google pumped $35 million into the company in May. David Lawee, Google’s head of mergers and acquisitions, told Forbes the main reason for the investment was the “financial return” potential. Machinima’s official channel is currently the fourth most popular channel on YouTube, according to YouTube statistics site VidStatsX, as well as being one of the largest and oldest networks.Top Commenters Can Make Six Figures A YearBig investors aren’t the only ones rolling in video-game-commentary cash, little guys can get a piece of this pie too. YouTuber and ex-Machinima partner Shaun Hutchinson, considered to be one of the “Founding Fathers of the Call of Duty YouTube scene,” was making an easy six-figures a year from YouTube at the height of his popularity. PewDiePie, the fastest growing video game commenter this year, who currently sits at number 12, is likely making a similar amount.The question now is, when will this feature be made available for every video game? 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#black ops ii#Call of Duty#esports#games#gaming#YouTube Related Posts fruzsina eordoghcenter_img 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

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first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao speaks to the media in Brisbane, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Australian fighter Jeff Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)BRISBANE, Australia—For all the claims and glowing reports that Manny Pacquiao is in tip-top shape for his battle with Jeff Horn on Sunday, Dundee Kim dares to go against the flow.“It’s rather strange, but Pacquiao looks like he didn’t prepare the work,” Kim told Filipino sportwriters after the press conference of the “Battle of Brisbane” at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday. “He’s not ready.”ADVERTISEMENT Kim, a Korean who migrated here and serves as Horn’s conditioning coach, believes the hard work Pacquiao put in in the last three weeks of training camp won’t be enough to keep his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.READ: Pacquiao-Horn nears selloutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It seems he underestimates Horn, and that’s a mistake.”According to Kim, he’s basing his judgment from what he’d seen in You Tube videos and Facebook posts in the last two months. He also senses Pacquiao’s condition through the color of his face, the eyes, and his movements. Standhardinger arrives from Germany, attends first Gilas practice Kim said he’s talking from experience.READ: Pacquiao out to give former school teacher Horn a boxing lesson“I’m not trying to scare, but my left body is really sore from the pounding I’d been getting from Horn in training.“If he connects without body shield, it’s gonna hurt,” said Kim, adding that he’s going on a holiday after the July 2 title fight to reset and recuperate. “I’ve nothing left, all my energy is gone.”Pacquiao, of course, always oozes with energy for every fight. Unless, Kim turns out to be a psychic or a fitness genius.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games MOST READ “His (Pacquiao) feet isn’t moving, his head isn’t moving, his power isn’t ready,” said Kim, who also serves as fitness guru of teams from South Korea, China, and Japan for the past ten years.Conditioning coach Dundee Kim. Photo by Roy LuarcaKim said his task is to develop Horn’s muscle mass and improve his speed through exercises and paddle work.And Kim believes he’s succeeded and Horn will deliver the “biggest shock in the world and throw it upside down.”READ: Two Filipinos in ‘Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs Horn The 49-year-old, who’s a Pacquiao fan and a Christian as well, said Horn is a different animal from Pacquiao’s previous opponents.“The way I’ve trained him, his intensity right from the start all the way up to 12 rounds,” said Kim, who warned Pacquiao that he might get hurt by Horn.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Konglast_img read more

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