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Family breadwinners may be losing sleep as the extensive disruptions bought about by the pandemic forces our society to rethink the way we live and work. Millions of daily wage earners who suddenly lost their only means of livelihood are now struggling to provide basic sustenance to their dependents. Assistance from government and the private sector have been mobilized but cannot be sustained for too long......»»

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Lenovo helps schools transition to remote teaching for free at EduTech Webinar Series

To support the education sector in rapidly shifting to digital ways of teaching and learning, global tech and innovation leader Lenovo, in collaboration with Microsoft, is sponsoring two presentations in the ongoing EduTech Live Webinar series.  EduTech is an annual education conference where experts discuss the use of technology and innovation to advance quality education in the Philippines......»»

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Live COVID-19 updates: Russian confirmed cases increase to 344,481

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 8,599 new COVID-19 cases in the las.....»»

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Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses: Chinese state media

The Chinese virology institute in the city where COVID-19 first emerged has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none match the new contagion wreaking chaos across the world, its director has said......»»

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Out of the Woods: Tiger emerges for TV match with Lefty, QBs

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The purpose is to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the PGA Tour and NFL. Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, “The Match: Champions for Charity,” is a chance to see Tiger Woods swing a golf club for the first time in 98 days. Live golf is on television for the second straight Sunday, this one with the game's biggest headliner. Woods was last seen on television Feb. 16 at the Genesis Invitational, where he moved cautiously in California's chilly late winter weather and posted weekend rounds of 76-77 to finish last among the 68 players who made the cut at Riviera. He skipped a World Golf Championship in Mexico City, and said his surgically repaired back wasn't quite ready in sitting out the opening three weeks of the Florida swing. And then the pandemic took over, and there has been no place to play. This is a reasonable start. Woods and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will face Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, who won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and signed this year with Tampa Bay. The match will be at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. It is Woods' home course and about 20 minutes from Seminole, where last week Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff ushered golf's return to live television. What to make of Woods? His only interviews were with GolfTV, the Discovery-owned channel with whom Woods has a financial deal, and a playful Zoom call with the other match participants hosted by Ernie Johnson of Turner Sports, which is televising the match. He described his health in the April 9 interview with GolfTV as “night and day.” “I feel a lot better than I did then,” Woods said. “I've been able to turn a negative into a positive and been able to train a lot and get my body to where I think it should be.” Mickelson has missed the cut in four of his five tournaments this year — the exception was third place at Pebble Beach, where he started the final round one shot behind Nick Taylor and closed with a 75. Just like last week, rust is to be expected for players who haven't competed in two months — three, in the case of Woods. Manning, meanwhile, is retired and is a golf junkie. Brady remains employed, and this week got in some informal work with his new teammates in Tampa Bay. No fans will be allowed, just like last week at Seminole. One difference is the players will be in their own carts, whereas the four PGA Tour players last week carried their bags. But this is as much about entertainment as competition. It's the second edition of a match between Woods and Mickelson, the dominant players of their generation and rivals by name, but not necessarily by record. Woods has 82 career victories to 44 for Mickelson, leads 15-5 in major championships and 11-0 in winning PGA Tour player of the year. Mickelson won their first made-for-TV match over Thanksgiving weekend in 2018, a pay-per-view event that ran into technical problems and was free for all. Lefty won in a playoff under the lights for $9 million in a winner-take-all match. He also has a 5-3-1 advantage over Woods in the nine times they have played in the final round on the PGA Tour, most recently in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2012 when Mickelson shot 64 to a 75 for Woods. He also stopped two streaks. Woods was going for his seventh straight PGA Tour victory when Mickelson beat him at Torrey Pines in 2000. Later that year, Woods had won 19 consecutive times on the PGA Tour when he had at least a share of the 54-hole lead until Mickelson beat him at the Tour Championship. Woods, however, captured the streak that mattered, holding off Mickelson in the final group at the Masters in 2001 to hold all four professional majors at the same time. The banter was lacking in Las Vegas, and perhaps having Manning and Brady will change the dynamics. The broadcast includes Charles Barkley providing commentary and Justin Thomas, whom Woods has embraced, on the course as a reporter in his television debut. After this exhibition, golf has two weeks before the PGA Tour is set to return at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Mickelson plans to play. Woods has not said when he will return......»»

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Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

Hyundai Card Super Match LIVE on SKY SPORTS FREEVIEW

For the first time in nine years, Hyundai Card will stage the 'Super Match'.  Current world number one ranked women's golfer Jin-young Ko takes on third-ranked Sung-hyun Park via a skins game, where the golfer with the lowest score on a given hole wins the money. The winner will get 100 Million won (USD 85,000), which she gets to donate to a COVID-19 charity of her choice. Catch the Hyundai Card Super Match between Jin-young Ko and Sung-hyun Park live at 1 PM on May 24, Sunday with replays until May 25, Monday via SKY SPORTS FREEVIEW.  SKY Freeview is available on SKY Cable via SD Channel 161 and HD Channel 261 in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Batangas and SD Channel 61 and HD Channel 961 in Baguio, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Dumaguete, Davao, Gensan. It also can be seen via SKY Direct Channel 25 For more information, visit SKY Cable's official website.    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

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Live COVID-19 updates: Philippines reports 163 new cases, totalling 13,597

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MANILA -- The Philippine health department on Friday reported 163.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

Closed-door set up works if games are good says East Asia Super League boss

Playing games with no audience present looks like one of the first key steps in having sports leagues resume in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. That seems to be the safest compromise for now and while it still has its drawbacks, playing games with no live crowd can certainly work. "I was listening to a podcast of Bill Simmons and he was talking about the difference between UFC and WWE and what does it look like with no audience? He was saying that the UFC was really cool because the core product and the fight was so real, you can hear things like the groaning and the hitting. It was much more live," East Asia Super League CEO Matt Beyer said. "With the WWE, essentially just choreographed moves, he said it was terrible," the EASL boss added. Beyer was with a webinar with Blackwater's Ariel Vanguardia for Hoops Coaches International, discussing how basketball can be after COVID-19. [Related: The Terrific 12 can be first venue for PBA teams after COVID-19] Playing with no live audience can and will work if the product presented is good and engaging. In the advent of social media, now is also a perfect time to take advantage of the technology. After all, more and more fans are watching games from smaller screens anyway. "I think if the core product, if the game itself is really good, then you can make the production perhaps cooler in a different way with no audience," Beyer said. "It's just that you have to realize, you're playing for the fans in their homes on their devices and you're not playing for a live crowd, which I think for the players is going to be a different experience for sure," he added. With no cure for COVID-19 yet, a new normal will have to be strictly implemented if sports are to come back. Playing inside a controlled bubble might as well be the only way to have basketball come back at least for this year, and that will mean playing with no live crowd. "I think that from the player experience, a big part is gonna be having players tested on a regular basis to be able to take part. And then it's going to be a regulation of the ecosystem around the players, who's in the arena, the people from the TV crew, etc.," Beyer said. "The challenge will be as people interact before we have a vaccine, there's just so many question marks. So how do you keep a controlled environment with all the variables?" the EASL boss added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 22nd, 2020Related News

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Maudie over Missy

Maud ends up as a live-in housekeeper (and later, the wife) of a poor and grumpy fish peddler, Everett (Ethan Hawke), in a tiny square house in the middle of nowhere. The post Maudie over Missy appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2020Related News

Live COVID-19 updates: Cyprus enters second stage of lockdown relaxation

BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - NICOSIA -- Cyprus took yet another step back to pre-coronavirus pa.....»»

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Gaston, Rosier share UAAP nostalgia in Instagram live

Reminiscing memories of their curtailed tournament during UAAP Season 82, the Ateneo and UP skippers expressed their longing for the sport, especially their teammates......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 21st, 2020Related News

DO YOU REMEMBER... the Lady Stags’ not so perfect seasons?

It’s not uncommon to see a team squander a huge advantage. A defeat like that will surely sting. But what more in a championship series and in a situation where a squad holds a thrice-to-beat advantage? San Sebastian College found itself on the wrong side of history after its infamous collapse in the NCAA women's volleyball finals. Twice. Not only did Lady Stags came up short of winning the crown while holding a thrice-to-beat advantage in consecutive seasons, but in those two series the Lady Stags only won one game. In a thrice-to-beat scenario, the team holding the advantage need only two victories to wrap the series. The disadvantaged side must win three times. Getting in that position is not easy. It means, a team must sweep the elimination round. And if you did brush off all your rivals that would mean you're the dominant team. Easily, the title favorite According to the NCAA Season 91 and 92 rules, the sweeping team gets an outright Finals seat armed with a twice-to-win advantage. A 1-0 lead in a virtual best-of-five series. The rest will have to duke it out in a stepladder semifinals to earn a championship seat. The unbeaten team will have fresh legs as it gets enough rest while waiting for its Finals opponent. For the other team, it means more games and no time for rest plus the possibility of wear and tear. The odds were stacked in favor of the Lady Stags. Or so they thought. SSC-R was a force to be reckoned with in those two seasons. Leading the Lady Stags was power-hitter and bulk-scorer Grethcel Soltones. She had a solid supporting cast in Nikka Dalisay, Jolina Labiano, Dangie Encarnacion, Kat Villegas, setter Vira Guillema and libero Alyssa Eroa under multi-title head coach and NCAA legend Roger Gorayeb. In Season 91, SSC-R fielded a well-experienced roster which came from two unsuccessful championship trips in the previous three years. The Lady Stags crushed all of their nine competitions in the elims including the CJ Rosario, Jovielyn Prado and Dana Henson-bannered Arellano U, which the year before beat SSC-R for the title. SSC-R completed its elims sweep after beating College of St. Benilde in four sets and got a nine-day rest. The Lady Blazers took the long route to secure a Finals seat, beating University of Perpetual Help in first stepladder semis before dethroning the Lady Chiefs. The Lady Stags came in the Finals brimming with confidence as they faced the same squad they defeated before their break. SSC-R barely escaped a tightly-contested extended first set but the Lady Stags unraveled in the next three frames. CSB coach Macky Carino knew that SSC-R will live and die with Soltones so he sent his best net defenders Jeanette Panaga, Janine Navarro and Ranya Musa to clog the net. SSC-R was also plagued with errors and miscues in their reception. The second game followed the same pattern with only Soltones scoring in double figures and the Lady Stags finding themselves on the brink of collapse. Soltones, upon receiving her second straight Most Valuable Player award, saved SSC-R from total collapse as she scored 31 points in a four-set escape in Game Three. But it all just delayed the inevitable doom that would befall the Lady Stags. In the series decider, CSB showed no signs of fear as it already faced two do-or-die matches before. SSC-R crumbled in the first two sets, showed life in the third before eventually yielding as the Lady Blazers claimed a historic breakthrough title in vanquishing a more seasoned rival. It was the same nightmare that the Lady Stags encountered the following season. Again, Soltones rallied SSC-R back to the Finals outright on her swan song. Once again with a thrice-to-beat advantage. Arellano U, on the other hand, got its revenge over CSB in the last stepladder match to book a championship showdown against the Lady Stags. The Lady Chiefs, behind Andrea Marzan, Regine Arocha and Mary Anne Esguerra, stunned SSC-R in straight sets in the series opener. It was Rialen Sante and Prado who did most of the damage in Game 2 as Arellano U beat the Lady Stags in a come-from-behind five-setter. And on Valentine’s Day 2017, SSC-R absorbed another humiliating defeat. Thrice-to-beat. Thrice beaten.        Soltones closed her NCAA career as a three-time MVP and one of the most decorated players in the league. But she will always be haunted by the ghost of her past. A legacy stained by the misfortune of leading a team found wanting in titles. The Lady Stags since then failed to recover their lost glory as they bowed out of the final four the following year for the first time in decades. SSC-R followed the same dark path the year after.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 21st, 2020Related News

Kim Chiu ginawang kanta ang ‘Bawal Lumabas’ na milyon na ang views sa Youtube

ANO KAYA ang reaksyon ngayon ng mga bashers ni Kim Chiu sa ginawa ng Star Records at ng singer-actress na i-record at gawing kanta ang kontrobersyal na naging pahayag niya noon about “sa classroom may batas” sa online protest ng mga Kapamilya stars sa Facebook Live kaugnay ng ABS-CBN shutdown. Aba, eh, trending at viral […] The post Kim Chiu ginawang kanta ang ‘Bawal Lumabas’ na milyon na ang views sa Youtube appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

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Live COVID-19 updates: Iranian president says close to contain COVID-19

BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Wednesday.....»»

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Daniel Padilla bibida sa 'ExtendTheLove

Matapos magbigay ng oras ni Piolo Pascual noon, si Daniel Padilla naman ang mapapanood ng mga fan sa gaganaping Actors Cue para sa #ExtendTheLove initiative sa darating na May 22, Friday, LIVE 7PM sa fb.me/ExtendTheLove......»»

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Keep COVID-19 Out Of Your Home With These Cleaning Tips

As more countries go into lockdown to try to contain the spread of the virus, keeping your home clean is essential for limiting the risk of infection. Plus, a clean home is particularly important if someone in your family has symptoms. Cleaning surfaces in the home Research surrounding how long COVID-19 can live on surfaces […].....»»

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