Testing tribulations and Pag-asa’s legacy

Our youngest daughter, Ina, left for Spain some days ago, but not without more than the normal dose of apprehension – not because of the rising numbers of COVID-19 infections in Europe or the emergence of a new and more transmittable variant, but because of the suspension of a laboratory’s license here in the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2021

Iconic football shoe introduces new technology

adidas introduces Predator 20 Mutator with DEMONSKIN, an all-new technology developed to enhance grip on the ball and maximise control. DEMONSKIN is a new breakthrough technology for adidas Football, made up of a textured spike layer on the Predator 20 Mutator upper. Informed by years of data-based research and testing, DEMONSKIN is the result of a computer algorithm being used to create an entirely new interface between boot and ball. DEMONSKIN spikes have been deliberately crafted to wrap the front and side of the boot in a formation that aligns to key contact points with the ball, combining to give players enhanced control and touch on the ball, whilst also promoting spin when striking. Since its inception, the design of Predator has been informed by nature’s most dangerous creatures - symbolic of the powerful and dynamic tendencies that the boot instils in the wearer to give them an advantage over opponents. Taking cues from the extremes of nature, Predator 20 Mutator sees the boot’s iconic shape re-imagined further, with a striking silhouette centring on a high collar and low-cut front creating a sharp and streamlined design mutation.  Always evolving, the new Predator 20 Mutator has been designed with maximum movement in mind. The silo features new outsole enhancing control zones, whilst the addition of high-performance polyamide-injected layers help stabilise movement further. The boot offers a two-plate stud configuration that reduces weight and allows a 360 design where the upper material wraps under the foot. This construction, together with the Sock Fit collar that locks down and adjusts to the unique contours of the wearer’s foot, ensures anatomical fit for support. The inclusion of Hybrid studs further amplifies the boot’s level of rotation and traction. Ben Herath, adidas Football Design Director said; “When we launched the first Predator in 1994, it changed the game. We’ve since been relentless in pushing the boundaries of innovation in its design, ensuring it remains at the forefront of football boot technology. Predator is more than just a boot. It is synonymous with iconic footballing moments, worn by greats of the game that in their own way have become mythological figures of the sport. “FOR 2020 WE WANTED TO UNLEASH PREDATOR TO A NEW GENERATION. WE KNEW THAT WE HAD TO CREATE SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, GO BEYOND EVOLUTION AND DELIVER A NEW INNOVATION, SOMETHING THAT WOULD INTIMIDATE OPPONENTS. DEMONSKIN IS AT THE HEART OF THIS.” Made iconic by greats of the game like David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Steven Gerrard, the legacy continues with a new generation of players making their mark. The all-new Predator 20 Mutator will be worn by Paul Pogba, Becky Sauerbrunn, Marc-André ter Stegen and Tessa Wullaert. DEMONSKIN will debut on Predator 20 Mutator and is also set to feature on goalkeeper gloves; empowering players with increased control and enhanced power on punched clearances.  Predator 20 Mutator is now available at It retails for PhP 11,000......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020

DOH traces 615 close contacts of UK variant cases

At least 615 close contacts of 13 COVID-19 cases infected with the UK variant of coronavirus in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have undergone testing, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday......»»

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Gov t revises testing rules for inbound travelers

Gov t revises testing rules for inbound travelers.....»»

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IATF issues new testing, quarantine protocols for arriving passengers

The new testing and quarantine protocols covers all passengers regardless of origin and will take effect on February 1......»»

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Go lauds approval of saliva tests

Go had as early as October last year, asked the DoH, if possible, to adopt the saliva-based Covid-19 testing in the country. The post Go lauds approval of saliva tests appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

Indonesia passes one million coronavirus cases

Indonesia passed more than one million Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, as the archipelago launches one of the world’s biggest vaccine drives to clamp down on a soaring infection rate. The Southeast Asian nation of nearly 270 million has recorded 1,012,350 virus cases and almost 29,000 deaths, according to official data. But low testing rates mean […] The post Indonesia passes one million coronavirus cases appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Bontoc holds mass testing after surge of cases

Bontoc holds mass testing after surge of cases.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Government allots P80 million for ASF test kits

The Department of Agriculture is earmarking an initial P80 million to mass produce locally made testing kits for the detection of the African swine fever as the deadly disease continues to damage the hog industry......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Reminiscing the Black Mamba: Tributes pour a year after Kobe Bryant’s death

Tenement photo from Tenement Visual Artists’ Facebook page Several tributes poured on social media Monday as Filipino fans pay homage to the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The Tenement Visual Artists posted photos of their new mural at the Tenement in Taguig City, paying homage to Bryant’s legacy and joyful days before his untimely demise last Jan. 26. The new mural features a much colorful vibe, converting the monochromatic gray scheme from last year’s painting to the Lakers-inspired purple and gold colors. Tenement photo from Tenement Visual Artists’ Facebook page In Valenzuela, 2nd District Rep. Eric Martinez is set to hold a program as well for the “Black Mamba” at the House of Kobe tomorrow, Jan. 26. House of Kobe photo from Rep. Eric Martinez’s Facebook account The ceremony includes a groundbreaking of “Gigi’s Cradle,” unveiling of Black Mamba markers, raising of Lakers’ 17th championship banner, and opening of an art exhibit in Karuhatan, Valenzuela. Local rapper and artist Mike Swift, one of the masterminds from Tenement’s creation last year, announced on Instagram that he will be performing at the House of Kobe before revealing a separate project for the five-time NBA champion at the Oksana Park, also in Valenzuela. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mike Swift (@iammikeswift) Kobe, along with 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, perished in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California last January. The passengers were en route for a basketball game at the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

AgSur governor hopeful lab test facility to help contain spread of virus

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 21 January) – The opening of the COVID-19 molecular laboratory testing facility at the D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital in this town will contribute to lessening the number of infections in Agusan del Sur, Gov. Santiago Cane Jr. said. Cane said the facility can release test results within 24 hours. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

COVID-19 test first before vaccinating?

As “testing czar,” Dizon declared: “Both the RT-PCR and antigen can detect COVID-19 infection.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Speedy testing sought for Boracay workers

The provincial government of Aklan has been urged again to speed up the swab testing of workers in Boracay following reports that some hotel workers on the island tested positive for COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Red Cross to roll out saliva test today

The Philippine Red Cross will begin COVID-19 saliva testing at its molecular laboratories in Metro Manila today after getting the nod from a government laboratory experts’ panel and the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Tracing czar blasts LGUs for & lsquo;political& rsquo; mindsets

The country’s contact tracing czar called out Saturday local government officials for what he described as inconsistent COVID-19 testing and tracing efforts, saying projecting a well-managed coronavirus situation in localities was becoming “political” in the run up to the 2022 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Netizens rave latest & lsquo;Voltes V: Legacy& rsquo; teaser

After almost a year of anticipation, GMA Network has finally released a new teaser trailer of the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of the hit Japanese anime series Voltes V: Legacy drawing positive feedback from loyal fans and netizens......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Break the back of the pandemic

In March last year, the World Health Organization underscored the importance of testing as the first line of defense against the spread of 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

PH improves by 13 spots in global speedtest ranking

The Philippines' average speeds continue to improve, registering increases in December 2020 and besting 13 more countries at this time, according to the Speedtest® Global Index by Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analysis......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Low-cost COVID-19 home test kit gets FDA nod

A low-cost, home testing kit for the coronavirus disease that can generate results in 15 minutes is being introduced in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Drive-thru, walk-in serology test hinto na, libreng swab test sa Maynila, ikinasa

MANILA, Philippines – Muling pinaalalahanan ng lokal na pamahalaang lungsod ng Maynila ang publiko partikular na ang mga Manilenyo na itinigil na nila ang pagsasagawa ng libreng “drive-thru” at “walk-in” COVID-19 serology testing sa lungsod. Batay sa abiso ng Manila Public Information Office (MPIO), simula kahapon (Enero 18) ay itinigil na ang nasabing serology test […] The post Drive-thru, walk-in serology test hinto na, libreng swab test sa Maynila, ikinasa appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

2 rookie cops test positive for drugs

Two rookie police officers are facing dismissal after testing positive for illegal drug use, the Philippine National Police said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021