Duterte bars Hubei travelers from entering PH – Palace

first_img“There is no way that she willtransmit the disease to another person as the hospital personnel areprotectively dressed; their mouths and noses covered with surgical masks andtheir hands covered with gloves,” Panelo added. “Upon the recommendation of Health secretaryFrancisco Duque, the President has issued a travel ban to Chinese nationalscoming from Hubei province of China where the nCoV originated, as well in otherplaces in China where the disease has spread,” Panelo said yesterday.     Duterte ordered the DOH to contain thedisease and prevent its transmission, Panelo said as he assured the public thatthe Chinese national is currently receiving medical treatment. “Angkasalukuyang banta ng coronavirussa bawat Pilipino ay nangangailangan ngagarang aksyon mula sa ating pamahalaan. Marami nang mga mungkahi para maspaigtingin pa ng pamahalaan ang tugon, lalo’t nagdeklara na ang WHO ng global emergency,” Robredo said. The Department of Health (DOH) announcedon Jan. 29 the first case in the country from a 38-year-old woman from WuhanCity – the largest in Hubei province. The 2019 nCoV has reportedly killedover 200 people in China as of this writing./PN MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte hasissued a ban for visitors from Hubei province in China, following theconfirmation of the first 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) case in thecountry, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.    “We ask the public to follow theadvice of the DOH in taking preventive measures such as regularly washing one’shands and wearing surgical masks in crowded areas,” he said. Less than a day after the announcementof the DOH, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “global emergency”over concerns that the virus will spread “to other countries with weaker healthsystems.” “Angpagpataw ng pangkalahatang prohibisyon sa lahat ng mga biyahe galing sa bansang Tsina at ang pagtiyak na mabigyan ng karampatang suporta ang mga kababayannating nasa mga apektadong lugar, kasama ang paglikas kung kakailanganin,” sheadded.    Meanwhile, Vice President Leni Robredosupported the calls to restrict all Chinese flights from entering thePhilippines.    last_img read more

Area Volleyball Sectional Pairings Released

first_imgWRBI Area Volleyball Sectional Pairings have been released.Sectional play begins on Tuesday, October 21, and continues through Saturday, October 25, at 64 sites across the four enrollment classifications.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Franklin County.M1: Lawrenceburg vs. Batesville.M2: Rushville vs. South Dearborn.M3: Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2.M4: Greensburg vs. Franklin County.Championship: Winner of M3 vs. Winner of M4.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland County.M1: Southwestern Hanover vs. North Decatur.M2: Switzerland County vs. South Ripley.M3: Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2.M4: Milan vs. Austin.Championship: Winner of M3 vs. Winner of M4.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Hauser.M1: Rising Sun vs. Jac‐Cen‐Del.M2: South Decatur vs. Oldenburg Academy.M3: Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2.M4: Shawe Memorial vs. Hauser.Championship: Winner of M3 vs. Winner of M4.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus EastM1: Columbus East vs. Columbus North.M2: Bloomington North vs. Bloomington South.M3: East Central vs. Winner of M1.Championship: Winner of M2 vs. Winner of M3.Those sectional champions will advance to a one‐match regional on the home court of one of the participating teams on Tuesday, October 28, to be followed by a four‐team semi‐state on Saturday, November 1. The four state championship matches at Ball State University’s Worthen Arena are scheduled for Saturday, November 8.last_img read more

Rush: Judge Rodgers on trophies

first_img “Those standards were set by Bill Shankly in the 1970s and Bob Paisley took them on. It is a difficult level to attain but those are the standards. “Why shouldn’t that be the judgement? No one is saying he has to get there straight away, that he immediately must start winning the Premier League or the Champions League. But that has to be the aim. The key is to maintain improvement. If you can do that every year eventually you will get there.” An inconsistent season has left Liverpool in seventh place, five points behind Everton heading into Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield. While they demolished Newcastle 6-0 last weekend, having also beaten Swansea and Norwich 5-0 this season, they have also lost at home to strugglers Aston Villa and West Brom and were knocked out of the FA Cup by npower League One Oldham. “I do believe they are going the right way towards doing that and they are playing good football,” added Rush, speaking at the launch of the McDonald’s ’10 Years of Teamwork’ grassroots football report which reviewed what has been achieved at grassroots level in Wales in the last decade. “Liverpool have done well and played some excellent football. They need to stick with Brendan Rodgers because we can see light at the end of the tunnel. We have tripped ourselves up a couple of times just when you think the corner has been turned. “We expected to beat West Brom and Aston Villa at Anfield but it didn’t happen. However, the football has been good and next year is going to be a big one. The players will all have an additional year’s experience and if they can sign a couple more I believe the improvement will continue.” The Reds’ record goalscorer insists the club’s high standards of the past must be met – something Rodgers is well aware of himself – and a positive first season in charge for the Northern Irishman is a step in the right direction. “Liverpool have high standards. That is what you must be judged by,” Rush, who won two European Cups, five league titles, three FA Cups and five league cups at Anfield, told Press Association Sport. Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush believes manager Brendan Rodgers will ultimately have to be judged on the trophies he wins at Anfield.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Wilshere admits smoking ‘mistake’

first_imgArsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed regret after being photographed smoking while on holiday in Las Vegas, admitting it was “unacceptable”. Press Association “The smoking? Of course I regret it,” he was quoted as saying by several national newspapers. “I’ve been seen before doing it. I said then I made a mistake and I have made a mistake again. People make mistakes. “I’m young and I’ll learn from it. I realise the consequences it has and the effect on kids growing up. “I have kids myself and I don’t want them growing up to think their dad smokes and it’s okay for a footballer to smoke because it’s not. It’s unacceptable and I will accept the consequences and I will move on.” Wilshere, speaking shortly before Arsenal’s 1-0 friendly defeat to the New York Red Bulls, revealed he is driven to succeed by his critics. The forthcoming season may be a defining one for Wilshere, who has had his fair share of injuries in the last three campaigns, but the 22-year-old is keen to prove he is up to the challenge. He added: “It does motivate me to try harder in training and not just in training; it motivates me to improve because a lot of people have started to talk (about me) – people who don’t know me but want to have an opinion. Now it is down to me. “This is a big season for me. I came back early to pre-season to show people my commitment. I am fully committed to the club and to my job and I want to show everyone that. “Over the past few seasons I’ve had a few injuries. This season I’m looking to have a really great pre-season and get a really good base of fitness and take that into the season.” center_img Wilshere was criticised last year when a photo of him smoking a cigarette outside a nightclub emerged and he pledged it would never happen again. However, the most recent image shows him once more smoking alongside friends in a swimming pool, and Wilshere admits he regrets his latest indiscretion. last_img read more

Lakhimpur participants shine in 3rd North East Pencak Silat Championship, 2020

first_imgA CORRESPONDENTLAKHIMPUR: A total of twelve participants from Lakhimpur have brought laurels to the district by bagging gold, silver and bronze medals in 3rd North East Pencak Silat Championship, 2020. The event was organized at Swahid Maidam, Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district from February 1 to 3.Out of the medal achievers, Tariz Hussain (10-12 years, below 40 kg) Barnil Dutta (10-12 years, below 60 kg), Bidisha Gurung (10-12 years, below 35 kg), Bishmita Sharma (10-12 years, below 40 kg), Pompy Deuri, (above 18 years, below 53 kg) bagged gold medal in their respective events while Mriganka Deka (10-12 years, below 40 kg) secured silver medal. Bronze medal winners are Arnav Saikia (5-10 years, below 30 kg), Dibyajyoti Nath, (5-10years, below 20 kg), Raihan Ahmed (10-12 years, below 50 kg), Dimpal Uja (14-17 years, below 35 kg), Mamta Sonowal above 18 years, below 53 kg) and Nikhamoni Doley (10-12 years, below 34 kg). Rabijit Rajkumar took part in the event as manger of the players’ team while Bishal Prashad and Mehnaz Akhtar as team coaches.Also Read: Charaideo lift Indu Hazarika U-19 Inter-District soccer titleAlso Watch: Watch | First Reaction of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Union Budget 2020last_img read more

Men’s basketball: No. 6 Wisconsin earns outright Big Ten title with road win over Minnesota

first_imgWisconsin was locked in from start to finish and now it can lay claim as the undisputed top team in the Big Ten.Frank Kaminsky had 25 points and Sam Dekker added 20 points as the No. 6 Wisconsin men’s basketball team knocked off Minnesota Thursday night on the road, 76-63, to win the Big Ten regular season title outright.It is Wisconsin’s (17-3, 15-2 Big Ten) first outright conference regular season title since 2008 and assures the Badgers of the number one seed in the Big Ten tournament next week.“Well I’m proud of them,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “They had goals. I’ve been saying that all along. What’s in a player’s mind they only know but Frank made his intentions well-known along with some other guys. So we played it out and tonight we clinched it outright.”“To win it in a rivalry game on Minnesota’s court with so many of our own fans here is something pretty special,” Kaminsky said.The Gophers (17-13, 6-11 Big Ten) cut the Badgers’ lead down to six at 46-40 to start the second half after a three from Nate Mason but that would be as close as they would get for the rest of the game.Minnesota fought back one more time later in the half, trimming the lead to seven with 10:15 left in the game, but Wisconsin responded with a three from Josh Gasser and never let its lead dip below double-digits from that point on.Kaminsky and Dekker were joined by Nigel Hayes (12) in double-figures Thursday night. Hayes also added nine rebounds while Kaminsky and Dekker each added six.Kaminsky set a career-high with seven assists and was 10-for-15 from the floor including 2-for-4 from three.Wisconsin finished the game shooting 50 percent from both the field (28-for-56) and three-point (10-for-20).Mason finished with a team-high 15 points for the Gophers while Carlos Morris added 11 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Badgers were on their way to their second-straight win and fourth conference title under Ryan.The Badgers opened up the game on a 14-4 run and pushed their lead to 20 at 36-16 after a Hayes layup with 6:30 left in the half. Kaminsky had 13 points at that point and finished the half with 16 while Dekker added 14.Minnesota would battle back to finish the half down 10 at 44-34 but not after Wisconsin shot 63 percent (17-for-27) overall including 70 percent (7-for-10) from three over the first half of play.The Badgers’ 44 first half points were the most in a single half of a Big Ten road game this season for UW.“That’s when it’s really fun because everyone’s sharing the ball, everyone’s moving well,” Dekker said of the hot-shooting first half for the Badgers. “Then when you get on that it kind of become contagious and the hoop really opens up and hopefully we can continue to do that.”With the number one seed in the Big Ten tournament wrapped up, the Badgers will tip-off at 11 a.m. Friday morning. They’ll take on the winner of the eight seed vs. nine seed matchup from Thursday.Before the tournament begins next week, Wisconsin has one regular season game remaining. Sunday, the Badgers will be on the road once again to take on Ohio State in Columbus. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on CBS.last_img read more

Syracuse concedes with 9 seconds remaining in 1-0 loss to Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ With nine seconds remaining in the second half, all Syracuse needed to do was defend one last Louisville push. If it did, the Orange would earn its first point in conference play and snap its five-game losing streak.As Maisie Whitsett darted down the left wing, SU center back Taylor Bennett pressed up against Cardinals striker Brooklynn Rivers, one of three Louisville players in a crowded penalty area. Whitsett’s cross found Rivers’ left foot before she shrugged off Bennett, spun around and fired a right-footed strike into the bottom right corner.The goal broke a scoreless deadlock and led Louisville (9-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) to a 1-0 victory over Syracuse (3-8, 0-3) on Sunday afternoon at Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Despite suffering the loss and getting outshot 19-7, the Orange put together one of their most complete performances of the season.Much of the first 20 minutes was spent in Syracuse’s defensive half as Louisville wingers Allison Whitfield and Callie McKinney were constantly fed the ball before running at SU outside backs Clarke Brown and Jenna Tivnan. But the Orange defense used well-timed tackles and solid marking to halt the Cardinals from getting in dangerous, goal-scoring positions.As the first half progressed, SU’s attack began to possess the ball in Louisville’s defensive half. Georgia Allen was the catalyst in the midfield, collecting the ball and finding wingers Sydney Brackett and Meghan Root in space. The Orange worked two corner kicks and five shots (one on target) in the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Syracuse’s eagerness to get forward meant Louisville had newfound space in the midfield and attack. With 19 minutes remaining in the half, Cardinals midfielder Emina Ekic scooted behind Brown and Aviza for a one-on-one chance but was denied by SU goalkeeper Jordan Harris. As Ekic closed in on goal, Harris pounced off her line and made herself big before thwarting away Ekic’s attempt.After conceding eight goals in her last five appearances, Harris was at her best in the first half. The redshirt senior made a season-high seven saves while keeping a clean sheet. Despite Harris’ strong play, SU head coach Phil Wheddon swapped goalkeepers at halftime for the fourth time this season by substituting in Lysianne Proulx to open the second half.The Orange started the second half with more energy than the Cardinals, and it led to scoring chances. Three minutes in, Brackett’s corner kick was met by Bennett’s head, but the ball sailed wide of the frame. Ten minutes later, SU managed two more corner kicks but failed to test Louisville goalkeeper Gabrielle Kouzelos. Of Syracuse’s seven total shots, just three were on target.After spending more than 25 minutes primarily on the attack, SU started to give up the ball and sit back defensively, inviting pressure. In the final 20 minutes, Louisville took eight shots, including one that rattled the crossbar, and forced three saves out of Proulx. Just as they did to open the game, the Cardinals used wing play and crossing to put pressure on SU’s defense.And with nine seconds remaining, it was that exact formula that pushed the home team to its conference-leading ninth win of the season.Syracuse will finish its three-game road trip next Saturday when it visits Miami at 7 p.m. at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables, Florida. Comments Published on September 23, 2018 at 3:43 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edulast_img read more

‘Honest Appraisals’… Harry Lang launches Brand Architects marketing consultancy

first_imgShare Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 tweet StumbleUpon Industry marketing veteran Harry Lang has announced the launch of new marketing consultancy ‘Brand Architects’, seeking to better develop and define brand dynamics/capabilities for all sector stakeholders.Lang who most recently served as Marketing Director for low-margin bookmaker Pinnacle has 18-years’ experience in marketing leadership and has led a number of high coverage multi-vertical campaigns for WMS, Rank Group and bwin.party Entertainment.Detailing the launch of Brand Architects, Lang states that he aims to deliver ‘honest client appraisals’, combined with developing pragmatic solutions and the effective ROI frameworks across strategic brand, digital, ATL advertising, PR, copy, affiliate and experiential disciplines.Commenting on the launch of Brand Architects, Lang states; “Marketing often gets a bad rep as a money drain for operators and B2B providers alike and sometimes this accusation is valid.“I’m looking to offer KPI driven brand development, channel marketing and PR consultancy to the gaming industry that won’t come with nosebleed costs”._________________For more information about Brand Architects please go to BrandArchitects.info or contact Harry at Harry@BrandArchitects.infolast_img read more

Cameroon friendly cancelled due to excessive travel and security demands

first_imgCancellation of Egypt’s friendly against Cameroon leaves players and coaching staff frustratedEgypt’s friendly with Cameroon has been cancelled due to the African team’s excessive security and travel demands.“Cameroon officials asked for a private plane to travel to Cairo and we couldn’t meet their demands,” assistant coach Diaa El-Sayed told Ahram Online. “They also asked us to provide two bodyguards for each of their foreign-based players.“The camp has been cancelled and the players have gone home,” he added.Egypt was scheduled to play friendlies against Benin and Cameroon on 7 and 11 September, but both have now been cancelled.The seven-time African champions were knocked out of the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifying tournament in the first round after a 4-3 loss on aggregate to the Central African Republic. They play Zimbabwe in March in a World Cup 2014 qualifier.last_img read more