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Double cleansing: Why are people cleansing their faces with oil?

Although some people are bestowed with clear and fair skin since birth, many individuals are still daydreaming to find the right skin care routine to achieve a natural effortless look day or night even without the help of makeup. Sometimes, building a skin care routine can take years and a great deal of money before […] The post Double cleansing: Why are people cleansing their faces with oil? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 5th, 2020

There is no Palestine-Israel conflict, only illegal occupation of Palestinian lands

It is dangerous to view the ongoing attacks as a mere “conflict". History would teach us that the ongoing brutal crimes against the Palestinian people are because of the illegal occupation of their lands, ethnic cleansing of their people, and annexation of their territories by Israel state forces. The post There is no Palestine-Israel conflict, only illegal occupation of Palestinian lands appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Solon tells PNP: Focus on cleansing ranks, not ‘PDA couples’

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) should focus on cleansing its ranks instead of running after couples who engage in public display of affection (PDA), a lawmaker said Friday. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Partylist Rep. Jericho Nograles dubbed as “absurd” PNP’s remarks discouraging people from displaying affection in public, saying that the […] The post Solon tells PNP: Focus on cleansing ranks, not ‘PDA couples’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Addressing mental health amid a pandemic

BETTER DAYS Senator Sonny Angara Mental health has historically been a difficult subject to talk about in Philippine society. Many of us, no doubt, have our own stories, personal or otherwise, of how difficult it is to seek help. In fact, in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, an August, 2020, analysis of many studies on the matter confirmed that the low utilization of mental health services among Filipinos could be attributed in part to the stigma associated with mental health issues, with resilience and self-reliance becoming possible alternate coping strategies. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has made mental health an even bigger issue. The quarantine, the economic effects of the pandemic, and the anxieties brought about by the virus’ unpredictability have had a negative effect on the mental health of many Filipinos. Although we as a country are consistently rated to be in the Top 5 of a global optimism index, according to the DOH, the calls for help have been increasing. According to the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), their helpline received about 400 calls monthly from May, 2019, to February, 2020. That’s an average of 13 to 15 calls daily. By March, 672 calls were serviced, and this grew steadily in the following months, until there were 1,034 calls in July – and 440 for the half of August. These double the monthly average from March to August to 876 calls, or 32 to 37 calls daily. Many government and private mental health services are available for people who are seeking help or just someone to talk to. Aside from the NCMH crisis hotline, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation has confidential crisis lines and a referral system to partnered psychologists. The foundation is also a hub for prevention, recognition, and treatment of depression. The Philippine Mental Health Association also offers similar services, and universities like UST, UP Diliman, and Ateneo de Manila have their own mental health service organizations. Some, like Ateneo’s Center for Family Ministries have affordable or negotiable fees. Online resources like the Silakbo.Ph website have listings for many other mental health service providers outside of the NCR. In fact, many organizations have already partnered with the Department of Health (DOH); perhaps more of them should be invited to the table to plan new policies, projects, and initiatives that will address the growing number of mental health cases. The DOH is also encouraging people to learn more about general mental health through free e-learning courses translated into Filipino.  The source material is from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) QualityRights initiative, which is a global project that aims to help participants improve their own mental health, learn how to support their loved ones and communities, and gain knowledge and skills to tackle mental health issues. Clearly, we need to reassess and adapt to the fact that more Filipinos are now looking for mental health services and treatments. This is why I am seeking to amend Republic Act 11036, the Mental Health Act, particularly its existing chapter on “Rights of Service Users and Other Stakeholders.” Our proposed amendment seek to give health service users the right to immediately receive compensation benefits and special financial assistance they are entitled to under law, should they sustain temporary or permanent mental disability in the line of duty or by reason of a person’s office or position. This is an important amendment, as the Mental Health Act requires that PhilHealth provide insurance packages to patients with mental health conditions, and that access to medicines is ensured. With the observation of World Mental Health Day last October 10, it is important to remember the DOH’s theme for this year, “Mental Health for All: Unifying Voices for Greater Investment and Access.”  This theme encourages that we open conversations on the various challenges that our mental health care system faces every day, such as social stigma and limited funding. In fact, the simple act of marking the day itself is important. It shows those who are suffering that we see them, and care for them. It tells others who are hiding their issues that it is perfectly normal to seek help. And most of all, it encourages the whole world to stand in solidarity in recognition of the need for all of society to help those with mental health issues. E-mail: sensonnyangara@yahoo.com| Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @sonnyangara Senator Sonny Angara has been in public service for 16 years—9 years as Representative of the Lone District of Aurora, and 7 as Senator. He has authored and sponsored more than 200 laws.  He is currently serving his second term in the Senate. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Dustin Johnson emerges from a pack to lead PGA Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Johnson supplied the birdies, eight of them Saturday at the PGA Championship, the most he has ever made in his 157 rounds of major championship golf for a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead. Brooks Koepka supplied the needle. Koepka recovered from three straight bogeys to salvage a 69 and stay within two shots of a leaderboard more crowded than any of San Francisco's congested highways. At stake is a chance to become only the seventh player to win the same major three straight times. He surveyed the cast of contenders, and focused on the guy at the top. “I like my chances,” Koepka said. “When I've been in this position before, I've capitalized. He's only won one. I'm playing good. I don't know, we'll see.” As he stepped away from the microphone, Koepka smiled and said to Jason Day, “How about that shade?” They laughed. Too bad this isn't a two-man show. The final round at Harding Park figures to be wide open, just like it was on a Saturday so wild that eight players had at least a share of the lead during the third round. Johnson lost his yardage book and still found his way through an enormous crowd of contenders. He made a double bogey on the ninth hole and still bounced back with a 31 on the tough, windy back nine. He needed all eight of those birdies on a day of low scores, long putts and endless possibilities. One possibility is Koepka hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy for the third straight year, which hasn’t happened since Walter Hagen won four in a row in the 1920s when it was match play. The last player to win any major three straight times was Peter Thomson at the British Open in 1956. Koepka was two shots behind on a board that features only two major champions among the top six. Scottie Scheffler, the PGA Tour rookie from Texas, ran off three straight birdies only to miss a 6-foot par putt on the final hole. He still shot a 65 and was one shot behind, in the final group at his first PGA Championship. Cameron Champ, who has the most powerful swing on tour, shot 67 and joined Scheffler one shot behind. Johnson was at 9-under 201 as he goes for his second major title. For all the chances he has had, this is only the second time he has led going into the final round. The other was down the coast at Pebble Beach, his first chance at winning a major. He had a three-shot lead in the 2010 U.S. Open and shot 82. Now he is more seasoned with experiences good (21 tour victories) and bad (five close calls in the majors). “I'm going to have to play good golf if I want to win. It's simple,” Johnson said. “I've got to hit a lot of fairways and a lot of greens. If I can do that tomorrow, I'm going to have a good chance coming down the stretch. ... I'm just going to have to do what I did today. Just get it done." Among the cast of contenders are major champions like Koepka, Jason Day and Justin Rose, and fresh faces like Scheffler, Champ and Collin Morikawa. Also right there was Bryson DeChambeau, thanks to a 95-foot putt for birdie on his last hole. Turns out he can hit long putts, too. Missing from all this action is Tiger Woods, who didn't make a birdie until the 16th hole and is out of the mix for the fourth straight major since his emotional Masters victory last year. A dozen players were separated by three shots. Li Haotong, the first player from China to lead after any round at a major, was leading through 12 holes until his tee shot didn't come down from a tree. He made double bogey, dropped two more shots and finished four shots out of the lead. Johnson didn't have smooth sailing, either, especially when he couldn't find his yardage book. He thinks it slipped into the bottom of the golf bag, and he didn't feel like dumping his 14 clubs all over the ground to find it. Austin Johnson, his brother and caddie, had a spare yardage book. Johnson shot 65 even with a double bogey on the ninth hole. Mistakes like that might be more costly on Sunday with so many players in the mix. Even those who struggled — Rose, Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood all settled for 70 — are only three shots behind. Adding to the drama will be the lack of atmosphere, this being the first major without spectators. Paul Casey said he still didn't feel nerves from the lack of people. Perhaps that helps with younger players in the hunt for the first time. It also could make it difficult for players to know what's happening around them without any cheers. Then again, Johnson won the U.S. Open in 2016 at Oakmont without knowing the score as the USGA tried to decide whether he should be penalized for a potential rules violation earlier in the round. He had to play the last seven holes without knowing his score. It's just one example of what Johnson has endured in the majors. There was a penalty that knocked him out of a playoff in the 2010 PGA at Whistling Straits for grounding his club in sand without realizing it was a bunker. He had a 12-foot eagle putt to win the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, only to three-putt for par and a silver medal. But he's back for another shot, and his game looks to be in order. He has the power, and on this day, he had the putting. “I definitely have experience in this situation that definitely will help tomorrow,” Johnson said. “I’ve been in the hunt a bunch of times in a major. I’ve got one major. ... Still going to have to go out and play really good golf.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game. The distinctive atmosphere of live sports, that feeling in the air, will return in time as pandemic restrictions are eased. But will that very air be safe in a closed arena with other fans in attendance? The billions of dollars spent on state-of-the-art sports facilities over the last quarter-century have made high-efficiency air filtration systems more common, thanks in part to the pursuit of green and healthy building certifications. Upgrades will likely increase in the post-coronavirus era, too. The problem is that even the cleanest of air can’t keep this particular virus from spreading; if someone coughs or sneezes, those droplets are in the air. That means outdoor ballparks have high contaminant potential, too. “Most of the real risk is going to be short-distance transmission, people sitting within two, three or four seats of each other,” said Ryan Demmer, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. “It’s not really about the virus spreading up, getting into the ventilation system and then getting blown out to the entire stadium because this virus doesn’t seem to transmit that way. It doesn’t aerosolize that well.” The three hours spent in proximity to thousands of others is part of the fan experience. It's also why major sports leagues have been discussing plans to reopen in empty venues, for now. High-touch areas with the potential to spread the virus — called fomite transmission — are plentiful at the ballgame, of course. Door handles. Stair rails. Restroom fixtures. Concession stands. Hand washing by now has become a societal norm, but disinfectant arsenals need to be brought up to speed, too. “I can’t really find good hand sanitizer easily in stores. So think about trying to scale that up, so everybody who comes into U.S. Bank Stadium gets a little bottle of Purel. Things like that can be modestly helpful,” Demmer said. There is much work to be done. Vigilant sanitizing of the frequent-touch surfaces will be a must. Ramped-up rapid testing capability during pre-entry screening could become common for fans. Minimizing concourse and entry bottlenecks, and maintaining space between non-familial attendees, could be mandatory. Mask-wearing requirements? Maybe. Most experts, including those at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, believe the primary mode of transmission for COVID-19 is close person-to-person contact through breathing, coughing or sneezing but there's no consensus on some of the details. “There’s still widespread disagreement between experts on which mode of transmission dominates for influenza. So the likelihood of us figuring this out soon for this virus is low,” said Joe Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings Program and an assistant professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health. “We may never figure it out, but I also think it’s irrelevant because it’s a pandemic and we should be guarding against all of them.” Including, of course, the air. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers designed the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) scale to measure a filtration system's effectiveness (from 1-16) at capturing microscopic airborne particles that can make people sick. Not just viruses, but dust, pollen, mold and bacteria. Most experts recommend a MERV rating of 13 or higher, the minimum standard for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. An emerging technology in this area is called bipolar ionization. Connecticut-based AtmosAir has a bipolar ionization air treatment system in about 40 sports venues. Staples Center in Los Angeles was one of the first major sports customers. TD Garden in Boston and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville are among the others who’ve signed on. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority approved last year a 10-year contract for a little more than $1 million with AtmosAir to install its system in U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings and the first indoor NFL stadium to use it. The building, which measures 1.8 million square feet, has 53 air handling units with AtmosAir tubes installed, including 30 in the seating bowl. The ions act like fresh air, reducing the amount of outside air needed to be introduced for the cleansing process. The protein spikes in the coronavirus particles make them easier to catch and kill, said Philip Tierno, a New York University School of Medicine professor of microbiology and pathology. Said AtmosAir founder and CEO Steve Levine: “We’re never going to create a mountaintop, but we’re going to put in maybe three to four times the ions over the ambient air and then let those ions attack different pollutants in the air. The ions grab onto particles and spores and make them bigger and heavier, so they’re much easier to filter out of the air." The next time fans do pass through the turnstiles, in a few weeks or a few months, in most cases they will probably encounter an unprecedented level of cleanliness. “There will be some controls that are visible, extra cleaning and disinfection, but some of it will be invisible, like for what’s happening in the air handling system,” said Allen, the Harvard professor. “The consumers will decide when they feel comfortable going back, and that’s going to depend on what strategies are put in place in these venues and stadiums and arenas and, most importantly, how well these organizations communicate that to the paying public.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

5 ways to keep your accounts secure beyond passwords

Now that people are spending more time online, there is a need to double-down on protecting online accounts from security breaches......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 30th, 2021

Makeshift memorial honors missing in Florida building tragedy

The scores of people missing in the collapse of the beachfront condo building in Florida are no longer just a dry number but have names and faces thanks to a makeshift memorial erected nearby......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

How Long Does it Take for Vitamin C Serum to Show Results?

The use of vitamin C serum for the skin has become more popular these days than ever. Cleansing, moisturizing and using serums have always been.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Rights groups question PNP internal cleansing after murder of 52-year-old

"Accountability should not just be a photo op or a press release," said Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Newly installed PNP chief Eleazar tells erring cops: ‘You will hate me’

MANILA, Philippines — Newly installed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Friday made his message clear to erring cops: “You will hate me.” In his speech during the change of command ceremony in Camp Crame, Eleazar laid out his plans as the new head of the PNP—including the cleansing of the police force’s […] The post Newly installed PNP chief Eleazar tells erring cops: ‘You will hate me’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Sinas to public: Do not be afraid to report police scalawags

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Debold Sinas urged the public to report wayward elements of the police force saying the organization is serious in cleansing its ranks. Sinas made the statement after he led the opening of the newly-constructed police station in Danao City today, April 30. “Ayaw gyud […] The post Sinas to public: Do not be afraid to report police scalawags appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

PNP records 53rd death from COVID-19

"I would like to remind all our personnel to double your protection against this virus, as one of the frontliners, the people and of course your family need you," Sinas said in his statement......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Shake Off: Panlinis ng Bituka

Ni Eyesha Endar ANG Shake Off Phyto Fiber ay isa sa “Healthy Slimming & Beauty Program” ng Edmark International. Ito ang tinatawag na “The superior colon cleansing health drink” sapagkat tumutulong ito upang mawala ang mga toxin sa katawan.   Mga benepisyong pangkalusugang makukuha sa Shake Off: Natural ang mga sangkap nito kaya walang epekto […] The post Shake Off: Panlinis ng Bituka appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

Australia to evacuate thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years

SYDNEY  – Australian authorities are planning to evacuate thousands more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs in Sydney’s west, which is set for its worst flooding in 60 years with another day of drenching rain expected. Unrelenting rains over the past three days swelled rivers in Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW), […] The post Australia to evacuate thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Sense of immunity

People are wearing their masks below their noses, or not at all, and face shields are on their heads rather than covering their faces......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2021

Toronto van attacker& nbsp;faces 10-slay verdict

Toronto, Canada---A Canadian man who killed 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto will learn whether his actions were criminal or owed to an autism spectrum disorder when a judge delivers her verdict on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

300 Mandaue policemen take surprise drug test – MCPO chief

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — More than 300 personnel of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) underwent a surprise drug test conducted by the PNP Crime Laboratory 7 on Monday, February 22, 2021. Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, MCPO Director, said this is part of the PNP internal cleansing program. Abella said only more than 300 personnel […] The post 300 Mandaue policemen take surprise drug test – MCPO chief appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Fighting climate change

It is good that more people are now getting aware of the danger the world faces due to climate change. Last week, researchers from the United Nations Development Programme and the University of Oxford revealed that in their survey of 1.2 million people in 50 nations, nearly two-thirds say humanity faces a climate emergency......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Red-tagged Cordillera leader faces murder raps

Cordillera People's Alliance and Bolinget’s family fear for his safety, noting that he can be subjected to a “tokhang-style execution” if he gets arrested and transported to Davao Del Norte for his case. The post Red-tagged Cordillera leader faces murder raps appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Police in Lapu-Lapu undergo random drug testing

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Around 200 police officers from the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) were made to undergo a random drug test on Monday morning, January 11, 2021, here. Police Colonel Arnel Banzon, director of the LCPO, said that this is done in line with the internal cleansing program of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Banzon also said […] The post Police in Lapu-Lapu undergo random drug testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021