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A cacophony of voices  in PH fight vs Covid-19

YESTERDAY, May 21, 2020, will go into the record books as a most unusual day in the annals of both the government and journalism in the Philippines. First, it was a day when various members of the Inter-Agency Task  Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) issued totally conflicting statements about what is happening […].....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 21st, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Russian confirmed cases increase to 344,481

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 8,599 new COVID-19 cases in the las.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News9 hr. 53 min. ago

US government donates medical supplies to help Zamboanga fight COVID-19

The US government, through its Department of Defense, turned over Friday ton of medical supplies for hospitals in this city to support the local government’s fight against the coronavirus disease pandemic, officials said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Siquijor SK helps in local gov t efforts to fight COVID-19

SIQUIJOR, May 22 (PIA) -- Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President (SKPF) Brylle Deeiah Tumarong of Siquijor province shared the active involvement of the SK organization in the province's ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Philippines reports 163 new cases, totalling 13,597

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MANILA -- The Philippine health department on Friday reported 163.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Closed-door set up works if games are good says East Asia Super League boss

Playing games with no audience present looks like one of the first key steps in having sports leagues resume in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. That seems to be the safest compromise for now and while it still has its drawbacks, playing games with no live crowd can certainly work. "I was listening to a podcast of Bill Simmons and he was talking about the difference between UFC and WWE and what does it look like with no audience? He was saying that the UFC was really cool because the core product and the fight was so real, you can hear things like the groaning and the hitting. It was much more live," East Asia Super League CEO Matt Beyer said. "With the WWE, essentially just choreographed moves, he said it was terrible," the EASL boss added. Beyer was with a webinar with Blackwater's Ariel Vanguardia for Hoops Coaches International, discussing how basketball can be after COVID-19. [Related: The Terrific 12 can be first venue for PBA teams after COVID-19] Playing with no live audience can and will work if the product presented is good and engaging. In the advent of social media, now is also a perfect time to take advantage of the technology. After all, more and more fans are watching games from smaller screens anyway. "I think if the core product, if the game itself is really good, then you can make the production perhaps cooler in a different way with no audience," Beyer said. "It's just that you have to realize, you're playing for the fans in their homes on their devices and you're not playing for a live crowd, which I think for the players is going to be a different experience for sure," he added. With no cure for COVID-19 yet, a new normal will have to be strictly implemented if sports are to come back. Playing inside a controlled bubble might as well be the only way to have basketball come back at least for this year, and that will mean playing with no live crowd. "I think that from the player experience, a big part is gonna be having players tested on a regular basis to be able to take part. And then it's going to be a regulation of the ecosystem around the players, who's in the arena, the people from the TV crew, etc.," Beyer said. "The challenge will be as people interact before we have a vaccine, there's just so many question marks. So how do you keep a controlled environment with all the variables?" the EASL boss added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Lito Adiwang talks training at Team Lakay, dream match with Demetrious Johnson

Team Lakay strawweight Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang has been on fire since coming up to the main roster of ONE Championship.  Adiwang, who earned a ONE contract after three wins on Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series, scored back-to-back submission wins on the big show, first against Japanese contender Senzo Ikeda and then against Thai star Pongsiri Mitsatit.  Adiwang’s immediate success however, should not come as a surprise, considering that he’s got some really good teammates around him over at the La Trinidad-based gym.  On a daily basis (at least before the COVID-19 pandemic), Adiwang sharpened his tools alongside world champions like Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario, Stephen Loman, and of course, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio.  Being around all those winners, Adiwang admits that training can sometimes get a bit intense, which is expected since everyone is working towards a common goal and everyone is looking to push each other.  “Training at Team Lakay is intense. I’m very fortunate to be working with a great group of guys who are not just talented and highly-skilled, but also close like family,” Adiwang shared in an interview with ONE Championship. “There are instances when we are really deep in training, and we let loose and forget to hold back. There’s the occasional heavy shot we land here and there, or sometimes we put each other in some painful submissions.” “But we’re all professionals, and we know it’s part of the game. We just say sorry and continue with no hard feelings. After all, we’re like brothers here,” he continued.  Adiwang is just two fights into his ONE Championship career, but by the looks of it, he’s primed for an upward trajectory.  In the same light, his teammate Pacio, who has handily defeated some of the division’s top contenders and former champions, also appears to be at the top of the heap for a while.  It appears as though their paths could inevitably cross.  “My personal goal is to be known as one of the best fighters in the division. Of course, I want to eventually compete for a World Title. It’s every athlete’s dream to become a World Champion,” Adiwang stated.  As has been the case with former Team Lakay champions and their teammates in the same division however, Adiwang would rather not fight his family. “While it will ultimately depend on ONE Championship, I still prefer not to face Joshua Pacio as much as possible. I want to avoid that. Instead, I want the top guys in the division,” Adiwang expressed.  Fortunately for the 27-year old, the strawweight division presents a number of possibilities for him to raise his stock.  “Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Yoshitaka Naito, Alex Silva, Yosuke Saruta -- these are all great matchups for me and challenges I’m willing to face. I just want to face the best and prove myself. My plan is to keep taking on anyone they put in front of me and beat them. I’ll take any fight, no matter how short the notice. I’m always ready, always training, and always ready for action,” he continued.  If Pacio’s reign at the top of the strawweight division continues, Adiwang says he’s open to jumping up to the flyweight division to test himself there.  “If Joshua still has the belt in the next couple of years, I have no issues moving up to flyweight to take on challenges there. There’s a lot of great talent in that division that I wouldn’t mind testing myself against. But we’ll cross the bridge when we get there.”  A move to flyweight will move Adiwang a step closer to a potential matchup with ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix champion and MMA legend Demetrious Johnson, a bout that he’s longed for.  “That would be a dream come true for me,” Adiwang said. “Demetrious Johnson is the best in the world right now, in my opinion. And I’ve dreamed of facing him since I started my career. Before, that was just an impossible dream. But now that he’s with ONE Championship, it’s closer to reality.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Reader’s Digest magazine presents its Trusted Brands Awards

It’s that time of the year for Reader’s Digest to recognize the most trusted brands in the Philippines. Despite the enhanced community quarantine as the country and the rest of the world fight the battle against the new coronavirus (Covid-19), the syndicated general-interest family magazine is still set to present this year’s list in a traditional […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Cyprus enters second stage of lockdown relaxation

BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - NICOSIA -- Cyprus took yet another step back to pre-coronavirus pa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Fight COVID-19: Nutrient-rich food that should be in your grocery list

Susan Bowerman, Senior Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training for Herbalife Nutrition, and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Oyie Balburias, said here are essential nutrients we should pay more attention to while we #StayatHome......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Bolivian health minister held for suspected corruption

Bolivia's health minister was arrested on suspicion of corruption related to the over-priced purchase of ventilators to fight COVID-19, then fired by interim President Jeanine Anez, officials said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Iranian president says close to contain COVID-19

BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Wednesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Expanded targeted testing, priority of the government Roque

CALOOCAN CITY, May 20, (PIA) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stressed that the 'expanded targeted testing' is a priority of the government in its fight against COVID-19."It is not t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Fujitsu offers free access to Intellectual Property Rights in support of fight against COVID-19

Fujitsu Limited announced that as part of its ongoing efforts to mitigate the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will commit to the "Open COVID Pledge," which promotes free access to participants' intellectual property rights for activities aimed at ending the global spread of the disease......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Duterte adviser sorry for remarks vs complaining doctors, hopes for unity vs COVID-19

"We are at war with a common enemy and need to use everything in our arsenal to fight it. My goal in setting up Project Ark is to make all tests affordable and accessible to every Filipino," Concepcion said in a statement to media......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Pacquiao eyes another mega fight vs Floyd next year

  BY NICK GIONGCO             It doesn’t look as if Manny Pacquiao is bothered by the possibility of sitting out the rest of 2020. With major sports on hold owing to the COVID-29 pandemic, Pacquiao has began the process of accepting the likelihood that he might not even get the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Govt ups spending for Covid-19 response 

The national government has accelerated the funding for its four-pillar socioeconomic strategy to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “The strategy has a combined value of P1.74 trillion or 9.1 percent of GDP (gross domestic product),” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd told lawmakers during a Senate hearing on Wednesday. The latest amount is bigger […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Live COVID-19 updates: Russian PM recovers from COVID-19, back to work

BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MOSCOW -- Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, previously tes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

BFAR s technical assistance to fisherfolk continues amid COVID

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, May 18 (PIA) - While frontliners continue to risk their lives to fight CoVid pandemic, technical workers of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Guimaras allots over P8M to buy COVID test kits

ILOILO CITY, May 18 (PIA) - - The provincial government of Guimaras has set aside P8.8-million from its Bayanihan Grant to Provinces fund to purchase 4,000 test kits to further boost its fight agai.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Contact tracing mobile app helps frontliners battle COVID-19

Frontliners have a new navigational tool that allows them faster and reliable contact tracing capability in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19). The Philippine Red Cross has teamed up with Globe to keep health workers stay informed in these crucial times in ensuring the safety of Filipino citizens and in helping frontliners […] The post Contact tracing mobile app helps frontliners battle COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020