Roadshow slated in Zambo for free US scholarship program

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 9 (PIA) - Zamboanguenos will have a chance to study for free in the United States of America (USA) through a scholarship program offered by Fulbright Philippines.Also kno.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesNov 9th, 2019

Roadshow slated in Zambo for free US scholarship program

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 9 (PIA) - Zamboanguenos will have a chance to study for free in the United States of America (USA) through a scholarship program offered by Fulbright Philippines.Also kno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 9th, 2019

Plastic bottles for free internet’ launched in Zambo Sur town

OFFICIALS OF  the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in the Zamboanga del Sur town of Kumalarang town have initiated a program that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

DLSU alumni offer computer science course scholarship grant to public HS students

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Computer Batch (Catch) 89 is offering a needs-based scholarship for any computer science course in the university starting on Academic Year 2020-2021. The package includes P10,500 in monthly allowances, a laptop and free mentoring by alumni. The scholarship program is limited to public high school students with a minimum […] The post DLSU alumni offer computer science course scholarship grant to public HS students appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

Pasig enrolls record 13,000 scholars as Vico Sotto renames program

MANILA, Philippines – Thirteen thousand students in Pasig City will get free tuition for the rest of the school year – a record number, according to Mayor Vico Sotto, who signed this week an ordinance that renamed the Pasig City Scholarship Program. Sotto revamped the erstwhile “BCE Scholarship Program,” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

POC hands out bikes to natl athletes

PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) chief and PhilCycling President Abraham Tolentino said the POC will be handing out free bicycles to national athletes under the Olympic program during the period of pandemic. Tolentino said the POC would initially provide 100 bicycle units after the board approves the helpful gesture. The bikes will be utilized by the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

National athletes to get bikes from POC

Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “ Bambol” Tolentino on Wednesday announced national athletes who are in sports under the Olympic program, will be given a chance to get a free bicycle for their use to go to their training......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Go backs medical scholarship bill

As the country faces higher demand for healthcare workers due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Sen. Bong Go yesterday expressed his support for a bill establishing a Medical Scholarship and Return Service Program for Filipino students who want to serve the country in the field of medicine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2020

PSC chairman Ramirez lauds lawmakers for PHI sports academy ratification

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Williams ‘Butch’ Ramirez lauded Congress and Senate’s act of ratifying the establishment of the National Academy of Sports. The sports official expressed excitement over the development which will boost the country’s sports grassroots program. “The Board is unanimous in saying that this is a welcome development,” Ramirez said in a statement. “Anything that supports the development of sports in the country is a boost to the country's efforts to build a deeper grassroots sports program that feeds our elite sports programs.” Ramirez also thanked both Houses for their work, support and recognizing the role of sports in national development.   “Congratulations and thank you to both houses for the great work they have invested in this,” he said. “Thank you for recognizing the role of sports in nat'l development thereby working towards providing opportunities for our talented and sports-inclined youth to hone their talents.” Lawmakers on Monday, ratified a bicameral conference committee report to establish the NSA. Both the House of Representatives and Senate reconciled differences in both chambers' proposals. The bicam agreement seeks the creation and establishment of NAS, which will institutionalize an educational system within the framework of a national sustainable sports program. Prior to its ratification, the bill has been pending in the Senate for about ten years. According to the bill, the NAS system shall offer, on full scholarship basis, a secondary education to natural-born Filipino citizens with considerable potential in sports. The curriculum shall be designed to take into consideration the education and special training needs of the student-athletes and provide them with a holistic quality education to enable them to excel in their respective sports and likewise pursue their chosen profession or career. The bill eyes the establishment of the academy's main campus at the existing New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac, which will be constructed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Congress, Senate ratify establishment of National Academy of Sports

Lawmakers have ratified a bicameral conference committee report to establish the National Academy of Sports. With this, the sports sector will get the much-needed boost as well as help to discover and develop world-class Filipino athletes. Both the House of Representatives and Senate reconciled differences in both chambers' proposals. The bicam agreement seeks the creation and establishment of NAS, which will institutionalize an educational system within the framework of a national sustainable sports program. Prior to its ratification, the bill has been pending in the Senate for about ten years. According to the bill, the NAS system shall offer, on full scholarship basis, secondary education to natural-born Filipino citizens with considerable potential in sports. The curriculum shall be designed to take into consideration the education and special training needs of the student-athletes and provide them with a holistic quality education to enable them to excel in their respective sports and likewise pursue their chosen profession or career. Senator Win Gatchalian, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, headed the bicameral commitee. "Through the National Academy of Sports, we are institutionalizing mechanisms, fundamentals, and government support to instill excellence among our athletes, who are a source of both national pride and unity for our country. We want to support aspiring athletes at the earliest possible opportunities so we would look for those who have the potential and train them in world-class facilities," said Gatchalian. "We are also giving importance to how these aspiring athletes can achieve academic excellence while preparing them for stellar performances in the world stage," he added. Gatchalian also thanked the bill's co-authors and co-sponsors: Senators Sonny Angara, Bong Go, and Pia Cayetano for pushing the measure's passage. The bill eyes the establishment of the academy's main campus at the existing New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac, which will be constructed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). This will give the students priority access to facilities at the New Clark City Sports Complex. The proposal also mandates the organization of future nationally-funded regional high schools for sports. The NAS will be attached to the Department of Education (DepEd), in close coordination with the Philippine Sports Commission PSC). The incumbent Secretary will be the Chairperson of the academy's Board of Trustees. An Executive Director, as appointed by the DepEd Secretary, will head the NAS and will be responsible for the academy's administration and operation. The bill gives preference to an Executive Director who hails from the field of sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Youtube to host virtual filmfest featuring work from Cannes, Venice

The globe’s top film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Toronto and Berlin will participate in a free 10-day virtual cinema program starting next month, New York’s Tribeca festival announced Monday......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

134,912 served by DoTr free-ride program

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) reported a total of 134,912 medical frontliners had been served as of Good Friday by its free shuttle ride program in coordination with the private sector. Of the number, 37,323 were from Metro Manila while the rest were from other parts of the country served by the shuttle buses since […] The post 134,912 served by DoTr free-ride program appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 11th, 2020

DoTr partners with Cleanfuel, Total for medical workers’ free ride

The Transportation department has partnered with Cleanfuel and Total Philippines Corp. to carry out the government’s fuel subsidy program for bus companies involved in the free bus service program for medical workers battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a statement, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said  Cleanfuel (Shaw Autogas, Inc.) will provide 40 […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

9,000 bagong iskolar ng DOST

Inanunsiyo na ang mapapalad na 9,788 graduating senior high school student na pasok sa mga scholarship program ng Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI)......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMar 29th, 2020

Navotas provides free shelter for city s medical frontliners

MANILA, Philippines – The local government of Navotas has turned a building of a vocational training program into a housing facility for its medical fronliners battling the spread of the novel coronavirus. Annex II of the Navotas Vocational Training and Assessment (NAVOTAAS) Institute will temporarily house doctors, nurses, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2020

'NBA Together' Campaign Launched in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic has suspended the 2019-20 NBA season, it has not lessened the league's global impact and reach. Over the past week, 20 NBA and WNBA players created public service announcement videos to share important health and wellness information about ways to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Those videos have generated more than 37 million views across the league's social media accounts. The league is using its vast digital footprint and the powerful voices of teams, players, coaches, doctors and others across the NBA family to launch "NBA Together" - a global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of NBA Together, the NBA family is committed to contributing and helping raise more than $50 million to support people impacted by the coronavirus and community and healthcare organizations providing vital services around the world, which includes the more than $30 million financial commitment already made by NBA and WNBA teams and players to date. NBA Together is centered on four key pillars that will amplify the latest global health and safety information, share guidelines and resources, and keep people and communities socially connected through digital tools and virtual events as everyone copes with the impact of the pandemic: 1. Know the Facts: The NBA launched its  Coronavirus Information For NBA Fans webpage, which is updated daily with the latest information in their regions on how they can best protect themselves and stop the spread, featuring infographics and shareable resources with guidance from the CDC, WHO, former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and local and federal health experts. We have produced 20 public service messages to date featuring current and former NBA and WNBA Players. The NBA and WNBA will continue to use the influential voices of players, coaches and legends through public service announcements to inform fans on the best ways to stay safe and healthy in both their body and mind as the world faces the rapidly changing and evolving pandemic. 2. Acts of Caring: “Acts of Caring” will aim to inspire 1 million big and small acts of kindness to support those impacted, including community and healthcare organizations providing relief.  Using #NBATogether, we will call on players, fans and the general public to share ways they are sacrificing in this time of crisis to support friends, families and communities.  These acts can include teaching virtual classes, buying groceries for neighbors in need and donating supplies to local health centers.  Visit to learn more. 3. Expand Your Community: “Jr. NBA at Home” – a new, interactive content series – will include daily posts on Jr. NBA social channels and NBA digital properties around the world to provide at-home basketball skills and drills that promote physical activity and character development and can be completed individually and in limited space.  The program features curated content and messages from NBA and WNBA players to inspire boys and girls around the world to stay active in a healthy and safe way. The program will feature daily posts on the @jrnba social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and NBA digital properties across the globe, and integration with NBA technology partner and mobile basketball training application HomeCourt. Jr. NBA Philippines Facebook will integrate these content pieces and feature additional videos in the future. In addition to "Jr. NBA at Home," the NBA will engage education and wellness partners, such as  Scholastic Inc., Discovery Education, and NBA Math Hoops, to promote existing resources for students and parents that have been adapted for at-home learning. NBA personalities and educators will create short virtual lessons that will make learning at home fun. And in an effort to combat the higher levels of anxiety and stress during these uncertain times, the NBA, in partnership with  Headspac, will provide mental wellness and resiliency resources and tools to encourage fans to be mindful of their mental wellness and the wellbeing of those around them. 4. NBA Together Live: Every day at 3 p.m. ET (3 a.m. PHT) on the league’s official Instagram account, members of the NBA family, including current and former players, coaches and others, will join live broadcasts for engaging interviews.  Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love tipped off the series last Saturday, March 21 PHT and we will soon be adding other platforms where we will have daily live content at a set time.  We will also be streaming classic games every night at 8 p.m. ET (8 a.m. PHT) on NBA social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.  To further help NBA fans stay connected with their favorite players and teams, the NBA continues to offer a free preview of NBA League Pass, the league’s premium subscription-based product, until April 22 (April 23 12 nn PHT).  This complimentary offering features access to full length and condensed replays of all games from the 2019-20 season, as well as an expansive archive of classic games and content. Fans can redeem this free offer by signing into their NBA account through or the NBA App on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android mobile and tablet devices, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and other supported devices. The phrase “bigger than basketball” is often used when discussing the efforts of a player or team to make a positive impact in their community. The response to this global pandemic is the epitome of “bigger than basketball” as the NBA looks to do its part to help people across the globe come together and work through these tough times......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

LOOK: Robredo s office opens free dormitory for health workers in Cubao

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo's office and the partners of its anti-poverty program Angat Buhay opened a dormitory that health workers fighting the novel coronavirus can use for free. Robredo said on Thursday, March 26, that the free dormitory is located in Cubao, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

For these athletes, this is a spring break they don t want

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton right-hander Ben Dotzler was supposed to be in the bullpen at TD Ameritrade Park this weekend, readying himself to pitch against Northern Colorado. Molly Little, who plays lacrosse for Denver, expected to be on the road for a much anticipated match against Michigan, the team the Pioneers beat to reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament last year. Avrey Steiner thought she would be with her softball teammates for Illinois' first home games of the season against Bowling Green and Green Bay. Everything changed for thousands of college athletes when the NCAA announced Thursday it was canceling all spring sports championships, along with remaining winter championships, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Conferences followed, saying they were temporarily or permanently shutting down their regular seasons. Suddenly, athletes who put in long hours juggling commitments to their sports and academics had lots of free time. And they're miserable. “We didn't work a whole year,” Dotzler said, “to play 15 games.” Little said she woke up at 6:30 every morning to go to the training room to rehab an injury and stretch before lifting weights and running — all before going to a 2 1/2-hour practice and then her classes. “There's nothing that can prepare you for the feeling of your season being done, and it's not because you lost in NCAAs,” Little said. “I spent many hours crying with teammates. You work your whole life to get to this point, to play on this big stage, and to have it taken from you is devastating.” Steiner said she was doing fine emotionally until she started cleaning out her locker Friday. “That really got me,” she said. “A lot of people are going to say, 'Oh, yeah, this is like a week off or getting a couple days off. I guarantee you it's going to hit me and other people in the coming weeks.” Some good news arrived on Friday when the NCAA informed schools that spring athletes would be given another year of eligibility to make up for their lost season. Details must be worked out. States Fort, a senior on the Coastal Carolina men's golf team, hopes to return for another year even though he'll graduate in May. “I would try to make it work with grad courses,” he said. “I would do everything in my power as long as the finances are there. I would love to come back and play with these guys." Not all seniors will be able to take advantage of being granted an extra year. Some already have jobs lined up. Others have been accepted into graduate programs at other schools. There are athletes who currently are on partial scholarships, and they may not be able to afford paying the difference for another year. Though the eligibility extension offers some consolation, it will be impossible for athletes to duplicate the experiences of playing with their 2020 teams. The Richmond women's lacrosse team, for example, was off to a program-best 7-0 start and ranked in the top 20 nationally for the first time since 2008. “We just accelerated into the season and started off so hot,” senior goaltender Megan Gianforte said. "Personally, I thought I was peaking this year. I felt I was in the best condition for this season. That's why I was so excited for it. We brought in so much talent, which helps me defensively. “I'm leaving Richmond now with such unfinished business, knowing all the potential we could have had. I just know how much more we have to give.” Now the spring athletes are left to wonder what they'll do with themselves. “It is just heartbreaking to see these kids face this unfortunate situation,” longtime University of San Francisco baseball coach Nino Giarratano said. “They are too young.” Creighton sophomore Tommy Steier said he and Dotzler, his roommate, have been spending a lot of time hanging out with teammates, rehashing old stories and plotting their immediate futures. Creighton isn't allowing athletes to use the school's training facilities during the shutdown. Baseball players will work out on their own and prepare to join summer teams in a few months — if the summer leagues operate. Fort, the Coastal Carolina golfer, said a temporary sports stoppage would have been more appropriate, followed by a reassessment of the situation. He wishes the NCAA would have waited before canceling championships scheduled for months from now. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the virus. “Obviously I'm biased because I play a small outdoor sport where spectators aren't much of an issue,” Fort said. “It was kind of quick and a little rash and short-sighted on the NCAA's part, especially to blanket cancel all sports. "I can understand basketball. That's a spectator sport where you have a ton of people constantly rubbing shoulders. I can almost understand baseball. But sports like (men's) volleyball, softball, golf and lacrosse don't have as much of a pronounced fan base.” Creighton's baseball team was busing back to Omaha from Minnesota on Thursday when the players' Twitter feeds started showing conference basketball tournaments being canceled. An hour after the players got home they received a text telling them to return to campus for a meeting. Steier and Dotzler said everyone sensed what was coming. As coach Ed Servais broke the news, seniors, who wouldn't know for another 24 hours they would be allowed to come back next year, broke into tears. “It was hard to see all of them knowing they were losing what they love to do,” Steier said. Gianforte, the Richmond lacrosse goalie, said she and her teammates had a feeling as early as Wednesday afternoon their season might be in jeopardy. That's when the Ivy League announced it was closing down spring sports. “I think the other conferences were feeling some peer pressure,” she said. Then the NBA announced Wednesday night it was suspending its season. “That," Gianforte said, “is when we knew we were goners.” ___ AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

Makati City suspends privilege for free movies

The Makati City government has suspended temporarily the privilege of watching free movies afforded to senior citizens under the Blu Card program......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer The world's sports schedule cratered at warp speed Thursday, with one of the biggest events on the U.S. calendar, the fun-filled and colorful college basketball tournament known as March Madness, becoming the first mega-event to be scrubbed due to fear of the spread of the coronavirus. Leaders at all levels of sports, including the NCAA, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, tennis and soccer, decided the risk of playing games with the threat of the virus hanging over them was too great despite the billions of dollars — to say nothing of the trophies, pride and once-in-a-lifetime experiences — hanging in the balance. By late in the afternoon of an extraordinary, headline-a-minute day across a pandemic-rattled globe, the NCAA, which regulates March Madness and virtually all major U.S. college sports, basically had no choice. With conferences and individual teams calling off their basketball seasons at breakneck pace, the NCAA followed suit. They scrapped all college winter and spring championships, the highlight of which is the men's basketball tournament — a three-week extravaganza that stands as the biggest event this side of the Super Bowl on the U.S. sports calendar. The cancellation leaves a massive hole in American sports — from campuses across the country, to a growing passel of sports-betting businesses that rely on college hoops money, to say nothing of the hearts of players who were poised to get their first, or last, or only chance to shine on the big stage. All of it was to be covered by CBS and its partners; about 80 percent of the NCAA's $1.05 billion annual budget is bankrolled by the money the networks pay to present the 68-team tournament over the air, on cable and online. “This is bigger than a sport or championship,” said Kansas University coach Bill Self, whose team would've been the likely favorite to win it all. Hours earlier, Kansas and Duke had each taken matters into their own hands, announcing they wouldn't be sending any of their teams to games, no matter the stakes. It wasn't even the most jaw-dropping moment of the morning. That came, fittingly, at one of the world's most renowned sports venues — Madison Square Garden — where at halftime of a Big East Conference tournament game, the PA announcer came on and said the tournament had been called. By then, every major conference, and virtually all of the minor ones, had done the same thing. They were prompted in part by the NCAA's decision a day earlier to hold all its tournament games — which had been scheduled to start next week in nine cities and close April 6 at a 71,000-seat stadium in Atlanta — in front of friends and family and limited “essential” personnel. Only 24 hours later, with the stock market tanking, mixed messages coming out of Washington and no promise of quick relief being offered by world health experts, it became even more clear that gatherings involving thousands of people were hard to justify. Also clear: The NCAA would have trouble assembling an equitable bracket for its tournament, given that most games designed to suss out the most-deserving teams and automatic qualifiers had already been scrubbed. “I’m not a researcher in immunology or infectious disease, but those who are engaged at the NCAA level provided some stark information yesterday,” said Greg Sankey, the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. The March Madness news meant it will be a world free of basketball for the foreseeable future. A day after the NBA put its season on temporary hiatus, a second member of the Utah Jazz — Donovan Mitchell — tested positive for the coronavirus. The league said its suspension would last for at least 30 days — possibly a conservative guess, as teams undertake the task of identifying any player or referee who has had recent contact with the Jazz, then putting them into isolation for the required two weeks. “What would kill the NBA season is if more players catch it,” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in an interview on CNBC. He called the hiatus a matter of “us being vigilant, as all businesses should be. Businesses are going to have to be incredibly vigilant, and that's hard.” The NHL also suspended its season, though it did not report any positives for COVID-19. Major League Baseball scrapped spring training and postponed the start of its season, currently scheduled for March 26, for at least two weeks. Before the start of one of the biggest golf tournaments on the calendar, the PGA Tour announced that the last three rounds of The Players Championship, best known for the rowdy gatherings around the island green on the 17th hole, would be played without fans. The same goes for the three events that follow, all of which lead into the Masters, which was, for the time being, slated to go on as scheduled the week of April 6. The LPGA postponed three tournaments, beginning next week, including its first major of the season. Tennis will also be canceling events. The ATP called off men's tournaments for the next six weeks; the WTA said its tournament in South Carolina, set for April 6-12, would not be held as scheduled, with decisions about the rest of the season to come in the next week. NASCAR announced it would race the next two weekends, in Atlanta and Miami, without fans, and IndyCar made the same decision for its race this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. Horse races were going on in several states, though without fans in the stands — leaving the parimutuel wagers to be made online; organizers of the Kentucky Derby were moving forward with plans for the May 2 race. The NFL, never off the radar even in the depths of the offseason, announced a number of changes and cancellations on its schedule of meetings, fan fest and scouting trips — all related to coronavirus. The U.S.-based Major League Soccer said it would shut down for a target period of 30 days. Earlier in the day, soccer leagues and teams scrambled to make changes: —Belgium's soccer league backpedaled on an earlier decision, and decided to close stadiums to fans. —A Champions League game involving Real Madrid was postponed after the Spanish team puts its players in quarantine. —Dutch soccer authorities canceled all matches through the end of the month, including friendlies against the United States and Spain. —Also, a second player from Italy's top soccer division tested positive. All sports in that hard-hit country have been suspended through April 3. For once, there were no major announcements coming out of Tokyo, where conflicting messages about the status of this summer's Olympics have come out of the country, and the IOC, for weeks. Instead, the IOC went ahead with its ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame, an event held in front of the ruined Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia. "We are strengthened ... by the many authorities and sports organizations around the world which are taking so many significant measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus,” IOC president Thomas Bach said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Free Wi-Fi para sa mga Davaoeño

Davao City – Inilunsad sa syudad ang “Libreng Wi-Fi para sa Lahat” ng Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) sa pakikipagtulungan sa United Nations Development Program (UNDP) nitong Huwebes, Marso 5.   Sabay-sabay na inilunsad ang WIFI activation sa mga lalawigan ng  Albay, Isabela, Lanao del Sur, Palawan, at  Davao City kasama ang Quezon […] The post Free Wi-Fi para sa mga Davaoeño appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020