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Postponed Olympics to cost extra $2.4 billion

Tokyo---The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will cost at least an extra $2.4 billion, organizers said Friday, with the unprecedented postponement and a raft of pandemic health measures ballooning an already outsized budget......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 4th, 2020

Tokyo counts cost of $15 billion pandemic Olympics gamble

Tokyo awoke to a huge bill and soaring coronavirus cases on Monday after pulling off a mid-pandemic Olympics that at times looked impossible and had a mixed reception to the end......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Extra day of voting to cost P2 billion – Recto

An extra day of voting in the May 2022 presidential elections will cost at least P2 billion, twice the initial estimate of the Commission on Elections, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Hashimoto: Olympics must be held at any cost

Tokyo—Tokyo 2020 should be held next year “at any cost” given athletes’ efforts to be ready, Japan’s Olympic minister said Tuesday, a day after the IOC’s John Coates told AFP that the postponed Games would go ahead in 2021 “with or without Covid”......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

AC Energy income up 5% in H1

AC Energy Corp. posted a five percent rise in first half net earnings from P2.6 billion last year to P2.7 billion this year as strong topline numbers were offset by higher cost of power from the wholesale electricity spot market......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

NEDA: Hard lockdown to cost economy P210 billion

The economy will lose at least P210 billion, further dimming the country’s already dark path to recovery, as the capital returns to the strictest lockdown next week to prevent widespread transmission of the Delta variant and collapsing the health care system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Hidilyn Diaz gets additional P5M from government for golden Olympic feat

For breaking two Olympic records, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz will receive an extra P5 million from the government via the Expanded Athletes Incentives Act or Republic Act (RA) 10799......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Olympic Games on YouTube – El Financiero

This year’s Olympics are different, they are the first in history to be postponed in peacetime. Moreover, the Olympic Committee decided that matches would be.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

LOOK: Tolentino’s Yeezys features PH design handpainted by daughter Athena

TOKYO—A pair of Yeezy 350 V2s will fetch a hefty sum in itself. If the Philippines wins gold in the Tokyo Olympics, however, this particular black pair might just cost a tad bit more. Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino has been sporting a pair of Yeezys here, one handprinted by his daughter, […] The post LOOK: Tolentino’s Yeezys features PH design handpainted by daughter Athena appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Olympics chief admits & lsquo;sleepless nights& rsquo; over troubled games

Tokyo—Olympics chief Thomas Bach revealed “doubts” and “sleepless nights” over the postponed Tokyo Games on Tuesday as the opening ceremony nears after a year’s delay and coronavirus chaos that has made them deeply unpopular with the Japanese public......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 20th, 2021

Ecosystem damage to cost Philippines $21 billion by 2030 — World Bank

The Philippines may lose nearly $21 billion by 2030 if the services provided by nature collapse and if no smart policies will be implemented to protect the country’s biodiversity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Phlilippines golf trio legit podium contenders

Golf officials are extra excited for the coming Olympics with reigning US Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso leading a crack three-member team with a legit shot at glory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Virtually qualified, Kiyomi Watanabe misses out on outright Tokyo Olympic judo berth

The Philippines failed to earn an extra slot in judo in the Tokyo Olympics in July following an early exit by Kiyomi Watanabe in the women’s -63kg class of the recently concluded World Championships in Budapest, Hungary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Kiyomi Watanabe misses out on Tokyo Olympic judo berth

The Philippines failed to earn an extra slot in judo in the Tokyo Olympics in July following an early exit by Kiyomi Watanabe in the women’s -63kg class of the recently concluded World Championships in Budapest, Hungary......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

CSA’s online jr scrabble event moved to Independence Day

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The organizers of the monthly Cebu City Junior Olympics Scrabble Virtual Tournament are asking for extra patience from the participants after they moved the event to Saturday, June 12, 2021. According to the Cebu Scrabble Association (CSA) President Marilyn Abella, they were forced to reschedule the resumption of the tournament from […] The post CSA’s online jr scrabble event moved to Independence Day appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Overseas journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics will have their movements tracked by GPS, the Games president said Tuesday, and could have their passes revoked if they break the rules. Organizers of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games, which open in just over six weeks, are trying to reassure a skeptical public that the […] The post Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Japan backed into corner on Olympics, says committee exec

Tokyo—Japan has been backed into a corner over the Tokyo Games, a member of the country’s Olympic committee said Friday, arguing the virus-postponed event has “lost meaning” but it is too late to cancel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Japan ‘cornered’ on Tokyo Olympics, says national committee member

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japan has been backed into a corner over the Tokyo Games, a member of the country’s Olympic committee said Friday, arguing the virus-postponed event has “lost meaning” — but adding that it’s too late to cancel. Public opposition to holding the Olympics this summer remains high, but organizers insist they will […] The post Japan ‘cornered’ on Tokyo Olympics, says national committee member appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Basic deposit accounts in banks reach P4.7 billion

The low cost, no frills deposit accounts reached P4.7 billion last year and may rise further with the continued rollout of the Philippine Identification System in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Olympics a go, Japan says after US virus travel warning

Tokyo—A new US travel warning for Japan over virus risks will not affect this summer’s pandemic-postponed Olympic Games, the Japanese government and Tokyo 2020 organizers said Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

‘No change’ on Olympics, Japan says after US virus travel warning

A new US travel warning for Japan over virus risks will not affect this summer’s pandemic-postponed Olympic Games, the Japanese government and Tokyo 2020 organisers said Tuesday. The US State Department advisory released Monday urges citizens to avoid travel to Japan, where the borders are already closed to almost all foreigners. It cites government health […] The post ‘No change’ on Olympics, Japan says after US virus travel warning appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021