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Race against time to contain & lsquo;Delta& rsquo;

The highly-contagious Delta variant is causing a surge in new COVID-19 cases even in countries with high vaccination rates – and experts warn that immunization campaigns are in a race against time to contain it......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJun 26th, 2021

Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR said late Sunday that a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Talladega. Wallace is the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR’s elite Cup Series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed for NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and properties. NASCAR said it has launched an immediate investigation into the noose. The series says it was “outraged” and said there is no place for racism in NASCAR. On Twitter, Wallace said the “the despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and ow persistent we must be in the fight against racism.” “As my mother told me today, ‘They are just trying to scare you,'” he wrote. " This will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down. I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's previous story is below It cost $40 to get into Talladega Superspeedway if you were one of 5,000 people to purchase a ticket and live within 150 miles of the NASCAR staple. But to get to the seat in Row 26A, Seat 12W, you first likely passed dozens of people outside the track proudly displaying Confederate flags, some flying them from pickup trucks. Look up, and you might spot a plane pulling a banner of the Southern symbol, now banned from being displayed inside race tracks, with the words “Defund NASCAR” The Confederate flags that once flew openly around the infield and stands are still for sale across the street. NASCAR hasn't disclosed how it will handle fans flying flags. With the most fans allowed into a NASCAR race during the Coronavirus pandemic it put the spotlight on the Confederate flag ban. There weren't any immediate reports of how many, if any, flags were confiscated or taken down at the venue. NASCAR two weeks ago said it would ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and venues following a call from Bubba Wallace, the series’ only full-time Black driver in the Cup Series. The ban was not tested last week at a track near Miami, where 1,000 military members attended the race. This weekend was seen as a much bigger challenge in the heart of the South with up to 5,000 fans allowed in and a relatively small number of RVs cleared to camp nearby. The ban drew informal protests Saturday and Sunday alike, with cars and pickup trucks driving along nearby roads flying the flag and parading past the entrance to the superspeedway, along with the plane. NASCAR did not acknowledged the plane or its banner, though executive Steve O’Donnell Tweeted a picture of black and white hands shaking: “You won’t see a photo of a jackass flying a flag over the track here...but you will see this...Hope EVERYONE enjoys the race today.” Rapper Ice Cube even tweeted about the plane saying, “(Expletive) him NASCAR, you got new fans in this household.” The race was pushed back to Monday afternoon because of heavy rain and lightning. But before the rain came, the scene was a dramatic departure from the Talladega norm. “It’s weird. It’s eerie,” said David Radvansky, 32, from suburban Atlanta, who brought his wife and boys, 3 and 6. Radvansky, who started coming to Talladega in the 1990s when his father parked cars at races, applauded NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flags. “I don’t think there’s a place for it in NASCAR, to be honest with you,” the 32-year-old said. “That doesn’t sit well with all the good ole boys but it is what it is.” Fans had to go through screening and wear masks to get in for the race, though a few were walking around inside without theirs on. But lines seemed to flow quickly and the sun was shining until about an hour before the race, when rain and lightning started. Bathrooms had arrows directing patrons which way to enter or exit, and attendants lined the way holding signs urging them to “please wear your masks.” Directly across from the track, Ed Sugg’s merchandise tent flew Confederate flags prominently in a display alongside Trump for 2020 banners and an American flag. “They’re doing very well,” said the Helena, Alabama resident, who has been selling an array of wares at NASCAR races for 21 years. “People are disappointed that NASCAR has taken that stance. It’s been around for as long as all of us have been. I don’t think anybody really connects it to any kind of racism or anything. It’s just a Southern thing. It’s transparent. It’s just a heritage thing.” Longtime racing fan Faron Elam, meanwhile, wasn’t thrilled by the fan restrictions and more minimal atmosphere. “This ain’t racing,” said Elam, a 50-year-old from Cottondale, Alabama. “This is nothing like it used to be. You used to come up here and have fun, go to all the souvenir trucks, everything. “You’ve got two out front now. That’s all you’ve got and if you don’t like who’s in it, then you don’t get anything.” Then again, it was to provide the key element for the fan of everything from dirt track to drag racing. “Just anything with speed,” Elam said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Julie Anne San Jose is & lsquo;Asia& rsquo;s Limitless Star& rsquo;

GMA Network has decided to give Julie Anne San Jose a new moniker. They dropped the Pop Sweetheart title and started calling the 27-year-old singer and actress “Asia’s Limitless Star” in time for the launch of Limitless, A Musical Trilogy......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

& lsquo;Upsurge only tip of iceberg& rsquo;

The recent increase in COVID-19 cases might only be the tip of the iceberg as the country's capability to detect the more transmissible Delta variant is still limited, Health Undersecretary and treatment czar Leopoldo Vega said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

& lsquo;Faster rollout to stop Delta& rsquo;

Economic managers favor a faster vaccination rollout and localized lockdowns to address the risks posed by the Delta variant of COVID-19 rather than placing the entire country under stricter community quarantines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

& lsquo;Delta Plus& rsquo; mutation emerges, young people at risk

The “Delta plus” coronavirus variant discovered in India contains an additional mutation in the spike protein, which it uses to invade cells, the executive director of the University of the Philippines’ National Institutes of Health said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

& lsquo;Gameboys& rsquo; Elijah and Kokoy play on Heart of Asia

In time for Pride month, Heart of Asia airs the hit series Gameboys beginning this Sunday, June 13......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Folayang preparing & lsquo;double-time& rsquo; for Japanese legend Aoki

Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang believes that he has learned a lot from his loss to Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, and those lessons will be key when they put a lid on their rivalry this Thursday, April 29. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Folayang breaks down Lee vs. Nastyukhin main event at & lsquo;ONE on TNT II& rsquo;

Multiple-time former ONE World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang remains one of the top competitors in his division, despite a recent string of heartbreaking setbacks inside the Circle. As such, the Filipino mixed martial arts veteran is excited for the lightweight main event this week at “ONE on TNT II.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Alvarez after elimination: & lsquo;I& rsquo;m Still Determined To Be Part Of ONE Championship& rsquo;

Lara Pearl Alvarez’s stint in “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” might have come to an end, but she promises this won’t be the last time she’ll encounter ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Rody & lsquo;fit and healthy,& rsquo; Palace insists

President Rodrigo Duterte did not attend Thursday’s Cabinet meeting held via Zoom, a day after he canceled his scheduled public address “Talk to the People” for the second time this week......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

& lsquo;The Lost Recipe& rsquo; gives audience new taste of Pinoy drama

From the stunning visuals that help highlight the elements of time-travel and culinary arts, to the chemistry between its lead stars and various conflicts among the rest of the characters set in a non-linear story-telling, GTV’s The Lost Recipe has been winning the hearts of the viewers for providing a different kind of drama on local television......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

& lsquo;The Lost Recipe& rsquo; gives audience new taste of Pinoy drama

From the stunning visuals that help highlight the elements of time-travel and culinary arts, to the chemistry between its lead stars and various conflicts among the rest of the characters set in a non-linear story-telling, GTV’s The Lost Recipe has been winning the hearts of the viewers for providing a different kind of drama on local television......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

As 1st & lsquo;Apprentice& rsquo; episode nears, Filipino candidates express excitement

The time has come for “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition's” local candidates Lara Pearl Alvarez and Louie Sangalang to represent their country, as the much-awaited reality show starts airing in the Philippines this Saturday, 20 March, onTV5. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Cassy and Joaquin& rsquo;s many firsts in & lsquo;First Yaya& rsquo;

Teen stars Cassy Legaspi and Joaquin Domagoso are paired for the first time as onscreen love team via First Yaya, a family romantic comedy topbilled by Sanya Lopez. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Extra busy days? Globe At Home allows moms to do more with & lsquo;extra bandwidth& rsquo;

If only there were a lot of extras - like hours in a day, pairs of helping hands, snooze time, and energy to multi-task, moms would be the ones to get first dibs, and rightfully so......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

MNL48 crowns third-gen men & lsquo;Center Girl& rsquo;

The third time turned out to be a charm for 23-year-old Abelaine Trinidad as she was proclaimed the Third Generation Center Girl of MNL48 after she got the most number of votes in the MNL48 Third General Election, on It’s Showtime on Saturday......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Markki Stroem shares self-care tips, trusts & lsquo;HeHeals& rsquo;

Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no better time than this to put a premium on one’s health and well-being......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

& lsquo;Wear two masks or respirator& rsquo;

Washington --- As new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus spread, experts say it is time to consider using a medical-grade respirator or wearing a surgical mask and a cloth mask together......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

World-class talent in & lsquo;One Million Rally of Hope Philippines& rsquo;

Witness a showcase of Filipino world-class talents as they take part in an international on-line event “One Million Rally of Hope Philippines” tomorrow from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Manila Time) also airing live on PTV-4......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Trump bows out in campaign style, vows to be & lsquo;back in some form& rsquo;

Donald Trump left the White House for the last time Wednesday with a vow to stay in the spotlight and an extraordinary snub of Joe Biden, skipping his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021