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Indoor could be more dangerous than outdoor pollution, doctors say

Unknown to many, “killers” also lurk inside the home......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 3rd, 2019

Africans Embracing Bio-Ethanol to Combat Indoor Air Pollution and Deforestation

With the global cost of bio-ethanol now 40% cheaper than the cost of charcoal, this fuel suggests a bright future for people living in African nations. Using other cooking methods indoors has lead to pollutants becoming trapped inside of homes and damaging the lungs of inhabitants. At the same time, outdoor air will become cleaner […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

SYDNEY, Australia – Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday, November 19, as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia's eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring in the country's biggest city. Official data showed that pollution had reached "hazardous" levels across Sydney, with the highest readings of PM 2.5 particulates in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019

Haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia’s eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring in the country’s biggest city. Official data showed that pollution had reached “hazardous” levels across Sydney, with the highest readings of PM 2.5 particulates in the city’s northwest reaching 186 parts per million on the […] The post Haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019

Four Indoor Sports You Can Try This Rainy Season

The rainy season is officially here but your fitness goals do not have to be put on hold. Check out these indoor sports you should try, be it on your own or with your clique.  Indoor rock climbing - You don’t always need sunshine and mountains to go climbing! There are countless indoor rock climbing options in the Metro which are suitable for beginners and experienced climbers. Some are even open for kids as young as 5-years old! Parkour - Want to run, jump, and swing like a true ninja? Join a parkour class and finish an indoor obstacle course as swiftly as you can. The coaches will give you warm-up exercises and teach you the basics first so no need to panic. You can just think of it as a real cool upgrade from the usual outdoor runs you do. Martial Arts - It never hurts to equip yourself and stay safe by acquiring self-defense skills. Plus, you can treat it as a sport or a new means to work out. So imagine getting fit, while getting stronger (and more street-smart). From Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Taekwondo, Arnis, and more—learn martial arts from top-notch training schools near you.  Indoor Cycling or Spinning - Ride a bike without worrying about the weather outside! Spin classes usually last for about an hour. Most studios level up the fitness experience by doing choreographed exercises—all while listening to the curated playlist of the trainer. They also provide full-body workouts during the ride. This is how you make burning fats extra fun and rewarding. But take note: just because you’re free from the smoldering summer heat, doesn’t mean you’re free from pawis, too, especially if you just take a shower. Don’t rely on chamba throughout these activities by using Rexona after every bath. Rexona has MotionSense technology that provides motion-activated protection from sweat and odor for up to 48 hours. Better safe (and sweat-free) no matter the weather—no matter what you do. The rainy season has just begun, but the adventures never have to end!    Shower lang, kulang. Say No to Chamba, Chamba freshness! Get guaranteed sweat and odor protection with Rexona.  Buy Rexona Anti-Stain +  Ice Cool or Rexona Powder Dry in sachet variant  for only Php 8 SRP in stores nationwide.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019

PVL: Bionic Ilongga Gonzaga busy at work

Jovelyn Gonzaga is truly living up to her ‘Bionic Ilongga’ moniker. Just hours after arriving in Manila from an out-of-town game with Cignal in a different club league, Gonzaga suited up for PacificTown Army for Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference best-of-three semifinals against defending champion Creamline on Wednesday. The Lady Troopers may have bowed down to the Cool Smashers, 24-26, 21-25, 25-23, 20-25, but Gonzaga’s dedication to fulfill her commitment with the PVL and the Philippine Superliga showed her professionalism.     “‘Yun na ‘yun eh, parang I don’t have a choice. ‘Pag sinasabihan nila ako na, ‘nakakapagod naman ang ginagawa mo’ if I only have a choice, pipiliin ko na magpahinga but I don’t have a choice,” said Gonzaga. The lefty Ilongga, who’s back in competitive volleyball action after almost two years of recovery from a knee injury and military service, played for the HD Spikers in a lost cause against F2 Logistics in the PSL All-Filipino Conference game Tuesday night in Cadiz City in Negros Occidental. She flew back to the Big City Wednesday morning for the PVL semis at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Even after a tiring trip, Gonzaga, who is slowly regaining her old, dangerous form, played a decent game for the Lady Troopers with 12 digs, 11 excellent receptions and four points in four sets of play.    “I’m embracing the situation. ‘Yun na lang ang ginagawa ko ngayon,” said Gonzaga, who will fly back to Negros on Thursday morning for Cignal’s match against Generika-Ayala in Silay City. The former indoor and beach volleyball national team player will return to Manila on Friday morning. Game 2 of the semis is on Saturday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City. But even with her busy schedule, juggling her stints in two leagues, Gonzaga keeps in mind her health and safety. “Ang goal ko kasi I have to enjoy one game at a time. Every day I have to enjoy,” she said. “Ayoko kasing pressuring ang sarili ko.” “The more ko na pe-pressurin ang sarili ko, the more na magawa ko ang mga bagay beyond may limit, baka ibuwis buhay ko na naman. This time I’m at the point na kung ano lang ang kaya ko yun muna ang ipapakita ko,” Gonzaga added. “I have to overcome each day. Kailangan ko lang ma-survive ang araw. Kailangan ko lang mai-survive ko yung laro ko na I’m safe. Yun na muna ang pina-prioritize ko ngayon.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2019

Dominican police arrest mastermind in David Ortiz shooting

By Martin Adames and Danica Coto, Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have arrested the man behind the shooting of baseball great David Ortiz in an apparent case of mistaken identity. Police said Víctor Hugo Gómez was detained in the Caribbean country. No further details were immediately released. Authorities had said last week that they believed Gómez was living in the U.S. and described him as a dangerous fugitive, adding that he was an associate of Mexico's Gulf Cartel. He is accused of ordering the killing of his cousin, Sixto David Fernández. Authorities say hit men confused Ortiz with Fernández during the June 9 shooting at a bar in the capital of Santo Domingo. The two men are friends and were sharing a table. Carlos Rubio, Gómez's attorney, did not immediately return a message for comment. However, he posted a seven-minute video on YouTube on Friday in which his client talks about the case. "I would never do something like this," Gómez said, adding that he did not try to kill his cousin, "and least of all David, 'Big Papi.'" Gómez, who was wearing a gray T-shirt and a khaki cap, said he made the video because he fears for his life and wanted to reject the accusations as he called on police to investigate the case more deeply. "I want to clarify that I have nothing to do with any attempt on the life against Sixto David Fernández," he said. "We're family." Gómez then spent most of the video accusing Fernández of having ties to drug traffickers, saying that many people would back up his claims. Fernández did not return a message for comment. Authorities said at a recent press conference that Gómez wanted Fernández killed because he believed his cousin turned him into Dominican drug investigators in 2011. They said Gómez then spent time in prison in the Dominican Republic with one of at least 11 suspects arrested in the shooting. Gómez later resurfaced in the U.S. as one of dozens of suspects sought by federal authorities following a March 2019 drug trafficking sting in Houston. In the video, Gómez said he did not turn himself into U.S. authorities because he was not home at the time and because he could not afford a lawyer or post bond. Police had said Fernández received several threatening messages from Gómez prior to the shooting but did not provide a time frame. On Friday, authorities also announced the arrest of another suspect, Alberto Rodríguez Mota, who is accused of paying the hit men some $8,000. Police said he was captured off the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic en route to Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Ortiz remained hospitalized in Boston and was expected to recover after doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine. Ortiz was moved out of intensive care nearly a week ago. __ Coto reported from San Juan, Puerto Rico......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2019

PVL: Nasa 60 percent pa lang ako ngayon -- Pablo

Myla Pablo is far from her old, dangerous self, but the Motolite star is just happy to be back in action. The two-time conference Most Valuable Player debuted for Motolite on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference weeks after injuring her lower back. “Happy kasi ilang weeks din ako hindi nakapag-training, almost three weeks din hindi nakapag-practice. Tapos ngayon bumalik ako one week lang ‘yung practice ko so medyo naninibago ako sa loob ng court parang konting galaw mo sasakit pero hindi ko naramdaman kanina, hindi ko naisip,” said Pablo, who missed six games. “Sa sarili ko lang gusto ko maglaro, ‘yun lang para pagdating ko sa court ayoko yung maiilang ako,” she added. Pablo started for Motolite and played only in the first two sets in Motolite’s 15-25, 20-25, 23-25, loss to defending champion and Final Four-bound Creamline.  Pablo scored three points for 2-5 Motolite. The open spiker actually got the green light from her doctors to play days back but was benched by head coach Air Padda in Motlite’s five-set win over PacificTown Army last Sunday as a precautionary measure. “Kinausap naman ako kahapon [ni coach] na mag-ready for today so yun prepared naman ako today,” said Pablo. “Siguro kahit papaano natulungan ko ‘yung team ko at least nabigay ko yung best ko but I think kulang pa.” Pablo said that she’s still working her way back to her old form. “Hindi ko masabi kasi nasa 60 percent pa lang ako ngayon,” she said. “Sinabi naman ni coach sa amin bago mag-game na ‘mag-ready ka, Isa Molde, Tots Carlos. Siyempre ako naman hindi pwedeng laging babad mamaya sumakit yung back ko baka nag-iingat lang si Coach Air,” Pablo said.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Plant an Indoor Herb Garden in Just a Small Space

(NC) If you’re a condo or apartment dweller with limited access to outdoor space, growing some indoor herbs will help you feel connected with nature. Not only do they freshen up a space, but herbs pack a flavourful culinary punch in your favourite snacks and smoothies. A window or balcony is all you need to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Battling with allergies?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor air pollution fails to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 12th, 2016

FDA to doctors- Dont interact with tobacco, e cig firms

FDA to doctors: Dont interact with tobacco, e cig firms Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

In Focus: 5 Tips to Stay Safe When Commuting

Dangerous times call for careful measures......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 59 min. ago

FDA to doctors: Don’t interact with tobacco, e cig firms

The Food and Drug Ad­ministration has is­sued a “gentle reminder” to all physicians connected with public hospitals not to have any form of interaction with the tobacco and electronic cigarette industries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2019

PHI ends SEA Games hosting in style

The Philippines celebrated the end of its successful hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games the same way it rolled out the red carpet for all participating nations. From a presentation of Filipino culture through performances from Aeta Festival Dancers and the Manila Concert Choir, to the dazzling aerial drone presentation to the colorful fireworks display and a concert featuring the Black Eyed Peas, the Philippines made the biennial meet’s closing ceremony Wednesday night at the New Clark City Stadium in Tarlac as memorable as its opening. After 10 days of competition on different fronts in 56 sports with 530 events, the Philippines emerged as overall champion once again after completing the feat 14 years ago when the country also hosted the Games. Philippine Sports Commission chairman and PHI SEA Games Chef De Mission William ‘Butch’ Ramirez and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea accepted the overall championship recognition for Team Philippines, which collected 149 gold, 117 silver and 121 bronze medals. Heroic Filipino surfer Roger Casugay, who was also the PHI’s flag-bearer in the closing ceremony’s traditional parade of athletes, was feted the Fair Play Athlete for his selfless act of helping Indonesian competitor Arip Nurhidayat get out of dangerous waters during the semifinal of their surfing competition. Casugay eventually won the men’s longboard event gold. Also feted were swimmer Quah Zheng Wen of Singapore as Male Mega-Athlete for copping six gold and two silver medals while Nguyen Thi Anh Vien of Vietnam was named Female Mega-Athlete for her six gold and pair of silver medals in the pool. A tribute and a parade for the workforce and volunteers was also part of the program before Medialdea officially closed the PHI’s hosting as the fire in the P55 million cauldron was extinguished. Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) head and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Philippine Olympic Committee president Cong. Bambol Tolentino handed over the SEA Games flag to 2021 host Vietnam in the turnover rites.     Vietnam prepared a presentation for their hosting two years from now.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

Tourists stranded in New Zealand volcano eruption

A volcano that erupted without warning on a New Zealand island popular with tourists killed one person and stranded at least two dozen more Monday, with rescues too dangerous to attempt and police warning the death toll will likely rise. Around 50 people, including cruise passengers and foreigners, were believed to be on or around […] The post Tourists stranded in New Zealand volcano eruption appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

SEA Games: “Play it right,” says coach Tim as Gilas battles Myanmar

MANILA — A high-powered Gilas Pilipinas will end the prelims of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Saturday against Myanmar and well... it could get a little out of hand. For Myanmar that is. In the last two times both countries met in basketball, the Philippines beat Myanmar by a combine 202 points. Gilas Pilipinas beat Myanmar by 107 points in the 2017 SEABA Championships and the Philippines beat Myanmar again in the 2017 SEA Games by 95 points. Not much is known about Myanmar for the 2019 SEA Games here but this 2019 Gilas team looks better than both of the 2017 squads that dominated the Burmese. “Myanmar is not a basketball nation. So their team is not that strong. We recognize that,” Gilas head coach Tim Cone said. “We just wanna make sure we go out there and play it right, you know, continue to create good habits because after that we play the semifinals,” he added. Cone’s Gilas team is rolling to start the SEA Games here. The Philippines started group play with a 52-point win against Singapore. Gilas followed that up with a 41-point victory against a good Vietnam team. But even as Gilas is dominating, Cone is stressing that the national team should continue to develop good habits. Teams like Thailand and Indonesia are still waiting. Even a rematch against Vietnam could be on the horizon and Vietnam did prove that they can play Gilas tough. “We still have Indonesia with Rajko Toroman. Thailand, they’ve been beating up their opponents. They’re very dangerous,” Cone said. “We don’t wanna lose our habits playing against Myanmar and create bad habits going in against Rajko Toroman because these teams are always super disciplined and they can beat you at their discipline,” he added. After beating Myanmar by an average of 101 points in their previous outing, many are seeing another 100-point win for Gilas Pilipinas. Coach Tim says they’re not gonna go for that. They’re simply going to go for a win, it only counts as one anyway regardless of the final margin. “So we’re also not gonna try to run up the score. We’re not gonna try to impress anybody,” he said. “Again, we wanna respect our opponents. We wanna go out there and play hard, but we also don’t want to embarrass anybody, so we’re gonna be cognizant of that,” Cone added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Vaping linked to rare lung disease; doctors say patient uses e-cigarets

Doctors treating a patient with a rare lung disease usually caused by exposure to industrial metals say it may instead be the first case linked to vaping......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

Vaping linked to rare lung disease: study

Doctors treating a patient with a rare lung disease usually caused by exposure to industrial metals say it may instead be the first case linked to vaping. Electronic cigarettes are sold as safer alternatives to traditional tobacco products and as aids to stop smoking. But they have been implicated in a growing number of recent […] The post Vaping linked to rare lung disease: study appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

Mourinho loses in Old Trafford return; Liverpool wins derby

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Jose Mourinho was standing on the edge of his technical area near the halfway line when Manchester United midfielder Daniel James came sliding off the field and clattered head-first into the right knee of the Portuguese coach. Mourinho just about stayed on his feet but grimaced as he clutched his knee before hobbling away. It was a rough return to Old Trafford for the former United manager on Wednesday. Two weeks into his time at Tottenham and Mourinho has finally lost a game — and it just had to be against the club that fired him a year ago. United won 2-1 to end Tottenham’s run of three wins since the arrival of Mourinho, with Marcus Rashford scoring both of the home team’s goals and celebrating them maybe with a little dig at his old manager. “Doubters just spur me on,” Rashford wrote on Twitter after the match, potentially a reference to Mourinho who, in one standout incident during his time at United, turned his back to Rashford and folded his arms in disgust after the striker missed an easy chance in a Champions League match against Young Boys in November last year. Less than a month later, Mourinho was fired. Tottenham, which slipped to eighth place and behind United in the standings, has now conceded two goals in each of the four games Mourinho has been in charge — a statistic that must concern a coach who usually sets his teams up to defend resolutely. If Tottenham can't stop allowing goals, Liverpool can't stop scoring them. The unbeaten leaders netted four goals in the first half and added a fifth late on in a 5-2 thrashing of Everton in the Merseyside derby to stay eight points clear of Leicester, which beat last-place Watford 2-0. Liverpool scored five in a league game against Everton at home for the first time since 1965, despite leaving out two of the team’s formidable attacking trio — Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino — as well as captain Jordan Henderson. Everton couldn’t take advantage and slipped into the relegation zone on another dark day for its under-pressure manager Marco Silva, who might not stay in the job after this latest loss given the manner of his team’s defending at Anfield. There were also wins for Chelsea and Wolves — the teams in fourth and fifth place, respectively — while Southampton beat Norwich in a match between relegation contenders. KLOPP'S ROTATION Jürgen Klopp claimed his 100th Premier League win in style on a night his decision to rotate his team was utterly vindicated. The first three goals were scored by Divock Origi (2) and Xherdan Shaqiri, the players who replaced Firmino and Salah in the starting lineup. Sadio Mane added the fourth just before halftime and Georginio Wijnaldum scored the fifth in the 90th minute to pile more pressure on Silva, whose Everton team has lost nine of its 15 league games. “The type of mistakes we are making is because the players are playing under big pressure because of the position in the table,” Silva said. “They are making some mistakes that are not normal for the level we are.” VARDY'S STREAK Leicester striker Jamie Vardy scored for the seventh straight game in the Premier League and is closing in on his record of netting in 11 in a row, set in the team's improbable title-winning season in 2015-16. He set Leicester on its way against Watford by converting a 55th-minute penalty before James Maddison added the second goal in injury time. With a club record-tying seventh straight league win, Leicester climbed back in front of Manchester City, which briefly moved into second with a 4-1 win at Burnley on Tuesday. ABRAHAM' SCORING RETURN Tammy Abraham scored one goal and set up another for Chelsea in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa on his return to the team after a hip injury. Without Abraham, Chelsea surprisingly lost 1-0 to home to West Ham at the weekend but it looked a more dangerous team with the England striker. Having headed Chelsea in front with his 11th goal of the season, Abraham laid the ball off for Mason Mount to power home a finish high into the net from the edge of the area to give the hosts the lead again after Villa equalized through Trezeguet. Chelsea is fourth, three points behind Man City. WINS FOR WOLVES, SOUTHAMPTON Wolverhampton Wanderers consolidated fifth place and extended its unbeaten run in the Premier League to 10 matches with a 2-0 win over West Ham, whose manager Manuel Pellegrini is back under pressure for his job. Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone were the scorers for Wolves. Southampton moved out of the relegation zone by beating next-to-last Norwich 2-1. Danny Ings gave Southampton the lead with his eighth goal of the season and Ryan Bertrand also scored before Teemu Pukki's second-half reply for Norwich......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

Map out assets for drug rehab, LGUs urged

PARAnAQUE CITY, Dec. 4 (PIA) - - A high-ranking official of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has urged local government units to map out local assets they can use for their community-based rehabilit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

CPDRC needs pollution control program to address wastewater woes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The cease and desist order (CDO) against the wastewater discharge from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) will remain without an effective pollution control program (PCP) for the penitentiary. Lawyer Donato Villa, one of the legal officers of the Capitol, said he asked the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources […] The post CPDRC needs pollution control program to address wastewater woes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019