Bacolod neighborhood on COVID lockdown

first_imgOn Thursday, Dr. Grace Tan, chief of the CHO’s Environment and Sanitation Division, announced that the patient from Purok Celita was 35-year old male (Patient No. 19) and a locally stranded individual (LSI) who arrived from Manila last May 26. The local government will supply food and water to every household as well as their other needs, he added.   Alijis village chief Donny Dela Vega said residents of the identified area are not allowed to go out of their houses for the meantime, even to buy provisions. The patient was immediately placed under quarantine in a facility and underwent reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test. Councilor Cindy Rojas confirmed yesterday the City Health Office (CHO) sealed off a neighborhood to preempt a possible massive spread of the infection. The patient has been isolated and contact tracing and investigation is now ongoing.center_img He is asymptomatic and has no pre-existing health conditions. Dela Vega, on the other hand, requested the CHO to conduct swab testing to some 41 individuals in his barangay, who had a contact with Patient No. 19./PN BACOLOD City – Authorities here ordered the lockdown of seven houses in Purok Celita, Barangay Alijis after a resident tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). No test was done on the said patient before he left Manila, according to Tan.last_img read more

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West Ham claim vital win over Watford, safety almost assured

first_imgRelatedPosts QPR slap N8.1b on Eberechi Eze Fulham join Eberechi Eze race Joe Hart pens two-year deal with Tottenham West Ham United all but guaranteed their Premier League safety with a 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers, Watford, at the London Stadium on Friday.All their goals came before halftime of the match expected to be a nervy contest between the sides perched immediately above the drop zone. The encounter became something of a breeze for the Hammers who were 3-0 up after 36 minutes, thanks to goals by Michail Antonio, Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice.Watford replied early in the second half through Troy Deeney and there were some home nerves but West Ham stood firm to register back-to-back victories for the first time since August.The Hammers, who have two games remaining, moved above Brighton & Hove Albion into 15th spot with 37 points, six more than Bournemouth and Aston Villa who are in the relegation zone.While they could still be caught, David Moyes’s West Ham team have a far better goal difference.Watford, on the other hand, are only three points clear of the drop zone and, with their last two games against Manchester City and Arsenal, face a nail-biting end to the season. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Michail AntonioTroy DeeneyWatfordWest Hamlast_img read more

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We’ll be coming to take the title – JC’s Wasome

first_imgHe might have been a youngster looking on when the ‘Dark Blues’ last won the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys’ Championships in 2011.Now that Obrien Wasome is Jamaica College (JC) team captain, the Class One star jumper is warning favourites Calabar High School and runner-up Kingston College (KC) that his team will reign supreme at the March 15-19 championship.The Old Hope Road institution had consecutive third-place finishes in 2014 and last year, where they accumulated 200 points, mainly from a very strong jumps and field events team.This year, the captain, who is hoping to lead from the front, says the team is more balanced with sprinting prowess and coming to win.”We last won Champs in 2011, and that is a big gap. As captain, what I am looking to do is just put inspiration into our team,” said Wasome.”We have a very good team, so we are just going all out for a Champs win, with determination and hard work. We will deliver on the track,” he told The Gleaner last Saturday following successful performances at the Gibson-McCook Relays inside the National Stadium.Wasome’s JC confidently captured the Class One Boys’ 4x100m in 40.01 ahead of St Jago, 40.44 and Cornwall College, 40.57.”We can’t be seen as underdogs. We have an all-round team and we will be coming to take the title. We will lead from the start and no one is going to catch us; no catching JC,” he warned.Wasome ran a superb starting leg to power JC to a sensational win, as their main challengers at the event, as well as next month’s championships, Calabar High and KC, fell, giving JC an even more comfortable win.”In the heats, I wasn’t satisfied with the start, but in the final, I got it and we got it right. It’s a good feeling knowing it’s my last Gibson Relays competing for Jamaica College and walking away with a gold and a silver. I am very happy for that,” he explained.Wasome also picked up silver in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.21 metres behind Damar White, 7.37m, of the University of Technology. Laurel Gordon of G.C. Foster College was third at 7.17 metres.last_img read more

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Aiming higher

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Garcia and Yap have always rued about missing the playoffs in the third conference last season—a bitter taste they keep in their mouths for motivation to reach for loftier goals.“We’d want an advantage going into the next round,” said Garcia, whose squad improved to 7-1—the best record in the league—after their conquest of the Hotshots.The top two teams at the end of the elimination round are assured of a twice-to-beat bonus in the playoffs, an incentive that Garcia feels they can achieve if they can stretch their run of solid performances.“If we want to make it far, we have to be consistent,” he said. “Basically, [we] played well [on Wednesday]. But I think we could have done better.”Yap, who made the pivotal play in a nip-and-tuck endgame duel  against the Hotshots, feels like Rain or Shine’s recent clutch performances will sharpen the team up for brutal playoff wars.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES James Yap (right) has been having a rejuvenation of sorts, towing Rain or Shine to the lead. —Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine got what it wanted going into a midconference break in the PBA Philippine Cup. James Yap, the veteran former MVP, is having a career rejuvenation of sorts.Can’t blame Elasto Painters coach Caloy Garcia for aiming higher right now.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte HK club ends SMB-Alab’s 7-game run “Our target now is try to make it to the Top 2,” he said shortly after Rain or Shine survived last season’s Governors Cup champion Magnolia, 75-74, in a clutch duel Wednesday night at MOA Arena.“Before the game, I told the players that as of now, we’re playing good…  I think we’re already assured of a quarters spot during our last game,” he said. “I think six wins will get you to the quarterfinals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe league’s chief statistician, Fidel Mangonon III, said that at least in the last four editions of the Philippine Cup, teams with six wins have made it to the playoffs.But an assurance is just that: an assurance. Moreso, just getting into the playoffs isn’t enough for the Elasto Painters anymore. Before beating Magnolia, Rain or Shine also outlasted erstwhile leader Phoenix.“I like it,” he said of the intense contests. “Come playoffs, we’ll be used to all of it.”It was doubly sweet for Yap, who came up strong against the team he powered to a Grand Slam in 2014. He was eventually traded to Rain or Shine and hasn’t quite made his mark until this conference, where he has been reliving his MVP form.But the Painters know Yap cannot do it alone.“We just have to trust each other,” Garcia added.The Painters resume their Philippine Cup campaign against TNT KaTropa on March 3 at Ynares Center in Antipolo. View commentslast_img read more

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Photo: Jim Harbaugh Attended Class With 4-Star DT Recruit Boss Tagaloa Today

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a first half call against the Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a first half call against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)We already know that Jim Harbaugh will go to many lengths in his recruitment of blue-chip athletes. Today, Harbaugh visited De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., to check in a pair of four-stars: defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa and tight end Devin Asiasi. Not only did Harbaugh meet with both players, he also sat in class with Tagaloa, who posted a picture of the coach on his Snapchat account.  Here is Jim Harbaugh attending class with Boss Tagaloa @_BT75 today. pic.twitter.com/hhc7Ggcwlq— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) January 19, 2016Also, a screenshot of a Facebook post from a De La Salle faculty member also mentions Harbaugh’s presence.Apparently Jim Harbaugh participated in a class lesson at De La Salle while visiting Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa pic.twitter.com/2diNOFBHei— The Victors News (@TheVictorsNews) January 19, 2016Looks like Coach Harbaugh had himself a nice day in school.last_img read more

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In the news today Nov 13

first_imgFour stories in the news for Tuesday, Nov. 13———IN SINGAPORE, TRUDEAU SEEKS MORE TRADE WITH ASIAPrime Minister Justin Trudeau lands in Singapore today, looking for a way to expand trade in southeast Asia. He’ll be attending the East Asia Summit hosted by a bloc of 10 countries that together make up Canada’s sixth-biggest trading partner. Trudeau is the first Canadian prime minister to go. He’s there for a second year in a row.———LUBICON LAKE FIRST NATION TO INK LAND DEALAlberta’s Lubicon Lake First Nation expects today to mark the end of a decades-long fight for recognition. But Chief Billy-Joe Laboucan says the real work will begin after the band signs off on its land claim with the province and the federal government. He says the $113 million included in the deal will allow the band to get to work rebuilding the community of Little Buffalo.———CALGARY PLEBISCITE TODAY FOR 2026 WINTER GAMES BIDCalgarians head to the polls today to declare whether they want the city to host a second Winter Games. The question “are you for or are you against hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?” will be posed in a plebiscite to help determine whether the city should move ahead with a bid. Calgary was the host city of the 1988 Winter Olympics. While the result of the vote is non-binding on a city council that has the final say, the vote will influence council’s decision.———BERNARD LANDRY FUNERAL TO BE HELD TODAYA funeral service will be held this afternoon at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica for former Quebec premier Bernard Landry. Quebec’s 28th premier died Nov. 6 at home in Vercheres, Que., of complications from pulmonary disease at the age of 81. Landry became Parti Quebecois premier in 2001 after Lucien Bouchard resigned. He served two years before being defeated in the April 2003 election by Jean Charest’s Liberals.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— The new report by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation will explore the trade-off between location affordability and commuting costs.— Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will participate in a roundtable with Indigenous representatives and will announce support for Indigenous leadership in nature protection and species at risk.— Desjardins Group will announce its third-quarter results.— Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains makes a series of announcements and discusses the USMCA trade deal.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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March Madness Crib Notes Welcome To The Elite Eight

Half the Final Four will be set by the end of day Saturday, and it’s a very good bet one of the schools left standing will be named “Kentucky.” As for the other, the battle between Wisconsin and Arizona for the right to emerge out of the West is probably the best matchup of the entire tournament thus far.Here’s everything else to keep an eye on as the Elite Eight gets underway:No. 1 Wisconsin (39 percent win probability) vs. No. 2 ArizonaLocation: Los AngelesWhen to watch: At 6:09 p.m. EDT on TBSPower ratings: Arizona 94.5, Wisconsin 93.6Upset probability: 61 percentPlayer to watch: Frank Kaminsky, WisconsinIn a world where the FiveThirtyEight power ratings ruled all, this matchup would be happening in the Final Four, as Arizona and Wisconsin were Nos. 2 and 3 (respectively) in our pre-tournament team rankings. Instead, the selection committee placed the Wildcats sixth in its S-curve list, handing them the No. 2 seed out West and putting them on a collision course with the Badgers in the regional finals.Don’t let the seedings fool you: Our model favors Arizona by about 2.2 points on the Staples Center’s neutral floor. (Which is, in actuality, slightly less than neutral for Wisconsin due to the effects of travel distance.) We’re not alone, either; of the five different computer ratings that go into the FiveThirtyEight model, only ESPN’s Basketball Power Index ranks Wisconsin higher than Arizona, while the consensus line in Vegas also gives the edge to the Wildcats. So, in an interesting twist, it would be a clear upset if the No. 1 seed advances to the Final Four.And how does Wisconsin pull off said upset? It won’t be by creating havoc with takeaways on defense. Wisconsin ranked 327th out of 351 Division I schools in turnovers forced per possession, and 319th in steals per opponent possession. Nor will it necessarily be through a barrage of 3-point shooting — the Badgers are solid from long-distance, but it’s not the crux of their game plan. The Badgers play a great style for a favorite; they’re big, and they score well inside, hit the defensive glass hard and rarely commit fouls or turn the ball over. But what happens when they’re the underdog?One of the only things about Wisconsin that profiles well for creating the kind of variance necessary to boost one’s upset probability is their trademark slow pace. The fewer the possessions in the game, the fewer chances for Arizona to exert its talent advantage. And it’s more than possible that the Badgers dictate the pace against the Wildcats and grind out the win. (They did force a UNC team that averages nearly 70 possessions per 40 minutes to play, and lose, a 60-possession game Thursday night.) Whatever they do, as underdogs — seedings be damned — they’ll have to shake things up somehow. No. 1 Kentucky (87 percent win probability) vs. No. 3 Notre DameLocation: ClevelandWhen to watch: At 8:49 p.m. EDT on TBSPower ratings: Kentucky 99.7, Notre Dame 87.9Upset probability: 13 percentPlayer to watch: Karl-Anthony Towns, KentuckyCan Kentucky be stopped en route to 40-0? That’s a question 29 teams have tried — and failed — to answer in the affirmative so far this season. Notre Dame will become challenger No. 30 on Saturday, and the FiveThirtyEight model isn’t very optimistic about its chances, either. Our latest calculations say the Wildcats have a whopping 87 percent probability of dispatching the Fighting Irish just like all the other pretenders to their presumptive crown.For a little perspective on 87 percent probabilities, our model also gave Kentucky an 87 percent chance of beating West Virginia in the Sweet 16, and we know how that turned out. I even called the Mountaineers Kentucky’s “sternest test yet,” which, in a sense, was true — the Wildcats boasted rounded-off win probabilities of 100 percent and 94 percent in the tournament’s first two rounds — but just sounded silly after UK doubled up the score on WVU. Now both Las Vegas and our model have the Wildcats favored by about 11 points against Notre Dame, and somehow that feels too low.What little hope the Irish have rests on their efficient offense, which actually ranked better nationally this season (according to KenPom.com) than Kentucky’s. The Irish are a great shooting team that can knock down spot-up jumpers all over the court, and they also excel in the transition game. Kentucky usually possesses an air of unbeatability, but even it could fall to a hot shooting night from downtown, like the one Ole Miss almost used to stop UK’s winning streak in January. More than perhaps any other trait, good 3-point shooting is a great way for underdogs to engineer upsets.But before the Domers get too carried away, Kentucky’s defense boasts the best KenPom rating in the country, and the team is at its most effective when shutting down (you guessed it) spot-up jumpers and transition chances1According to Synergy data., meaning Notre Dame’s best hope plays right into the hands of Kentucky’s dominant defense. And at the other end of the floor, the 100th-ranked Irish defense looks downright porous next to the Wildcats’ No. 6 ranked offense. Even more than the team’s ability to execute offensively, Notre Dame’s upset chances might depend on whether it can punch above its weight on defense and slow down the Kentucky attack.Most likely, that won’t happen. Kentucky probably won’t win by 39 again — West Virginia’s risky playing style opened it up to a big blowout if things went sour — but it would be a tremendous shock if Kentucky isn’t penciled in as the Midwest’s Final Four representative by the end of the night.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. read more

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Beside The Points For Thursday Feb 22 2018

Oh, and don’t forgetIs this the secret to ice dancing? We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more NBA predictions All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeTeam USA did it!In a thrilling finish to what’s become one of the greatest rivalries in international sports, the Americans beat Canada 3-2 in a shootout after overtime to win the gold medal in women’s ice hockey. Four years ago, Canada beat the U.S. in Sochi 3-2, and in this game, the Americans had to overcome a fierce Canadian power play with less than 2 minutes to go in overtime to win. [SB Nation]Russia, not so muchRussia has never won a gold medal in Olympic ice hockey. Naturally, the Soviet Union was an international ice hockey juggernaut, but the Russian Federation hasn’t had their luck, winning only a silver and a bronze over the past six games. Moreover, while the Russians at this games are playing great, they aren’t actually playing for Russia, more just the Olympics in general. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?U.S.A. not so much eitherThis is poised to be a rather disappointing games for the United States, with the Americans (as of Tuesday) coming in 10.8 fewer medals than we’d expect at this point given the team’s historical performance in the winter games. Norway is sucking up all the gold in the room, with 9.3 medals above expectations. [FiveThirtyEight]Louisville actually didn’t win that time it turns outThe Louisville men’s basketball program’s 2013 national championship — and it’s 2012 appearance in the Final Four — will be wiped from the books, as the team was ordered by the NCAA to vacate the wins in light of penalties levied against the school. The allegations that lead to the penalties include a report that “a former Louisville staff member arranged for striptease dances and sex acts for players and recruits.” [ESPN]Try out our brand new super fun quiz, Which Winter Olympic Sport Is Best For You? I got ski jumping!The mom did it!Cross-country skier Kikkan Randall, the only mom on the U.S. Olympic Team, gave birth since her last appearance at the games in Sochi but still managed to not only return to the Olympics but win gold as part of the women’s team sprint race with Jessie Diggins. It’s the first time an American woman won a medal in cross-country skiing, and Randall’s trip back to competition can tell us lots about work-life balance. [Anchorage Daily News, FiveThirtyEight]U.S. curling makes the finalA 5-3 upset over defending world champion Canada puts the United States in the final against curling juggernaut Sweden. The team never beat Canada before and hasn’t made the podium since 2006. [ESPN]Big Number56.3 percentThe percentage of 2017 MLB revenue that went to players in the form of overall compensation, including MLB player compensation, benefits, postseason payments and minor league signing bonuses, salaries and benefits. Looking strictly at the majors, that figure is 50.1 percent of revenues, down about a point since 2010. [The Ringer]Leaks from Slack: walt:HAHAHAHAHAHhttps://twitter.com/TMortimerFtbl/status/965539277911285760kyle:yes that story rules she’s a criminalPredictions NBA read more

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Good guy Etoo promises to buy a home for exCameroon captain

first_imgFormer Barcelona and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o has promised Norbert Owona to buy him a homeThe 67-year-old once captained the Cameroon national football team in the 1960s and 1970s.Owona has been living on the streets of Douala, the very same city where he played his club football at for Union Douala.After recently being forced to the hospital with a hernia, Owona received a surprise visit from Eto’o.The BBC reports that Eto’o promised to buy Owona a home.Samuel Eto'oEto’o talks of a Mourinho return to Barca George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Samuel Eto’o says that Jose Mourinho returning to Barcelona as the manager would be a thing of beauty.38-year-old Samuel Eto’o only announced his retirement…Furthermore, former Cameroon player Joseph Kamga says he has donated half a million Cameroon francs (£686) to the ex-Indomitable Lions skipper.Kamga has been leading campaigns on behalf of a number of former national team players, who have been struggling following their retirement from professional football.Owona himself had written to the Cameroon government pleading for support due to his poor living conditions, which he described as being “like an animal”.Eto’o now plays for Qatar SC after leaving after leaving Turkish side Konyaspor earlier this summer.last_img read more

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Kewell sees red as County lose again

first_imgNotts County manager Harry Kewell was shown a red card during his side’s embarrassing defeat to Exeter City.The former Liverpool player has endured a terrible start to life in League Two with Notts County after his team was battered 5-1 by Exeter City and he was sent to the stands in his first league game in charge.“We went in at 2-1 and it was game on,” the Kewell told media after the game, according to ftbl.com“I was confident we were going to get something out of the game. But another set-piece and a mistake and we are 3-1 down. That is when the anger kicked in. I questioned the handball and you have to change a few other things because we are chasing the game.”Harry Kewell sacked by Notts County Andrew Smyth – November 14, 2018 English League Two club Notts County have fired Harry Kewell after just 14 matches in chargeThe former Liverpool star was announced as Kevin Nolan’s…“The eagle-eyed referee sees another handball, gives it to them and they miss it so we are still in it. Then there was a cross in the box and it was one of those ‘does it hit his hand, or does it not? The referee says no, we are complaining, they go up the other end and score a goal.”“That was disappointing and that is when I get my marching orders. I said ‘well done’ to the referee; I said you can see one in the far corner but not one straight in front of you.”“First and foremost I do give credit to my players, we have a lot of injuries. I’m frustrated because I knew what Exeter were going to bring. I was confident enough that we were going to get something out of the game – we started lively.”“I’m a winner, we are going to have to try things, and to be vulnerable at the back to get extra men in the box. I’m giving players a crash course in playing in certain positions – but we have to deal with what we are dealt with, we have a lot of players playing in places they aren’t used to.”last_img read more

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