Gov’t targeting to test 2M Pinoys for COVID-19

first_imgMANILA – The Philippines is targeting to test at least two percent of its population or 2 million people for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement on Tuesday as he clarified that the country has a program for expanded targeted testing but only individuals who need to be tested will undergo testing. “We plan to be able to reach the capacity of doing 30,000 tests a day,” said Roque, adding that the government has already procured rapid testing kits that were distributed to local government units that do not have existing PCR testing laboratories. Roque explained the expanded target testing is being done for critical or severe cases, mild cases but vulnerable, mild cases but not vulnerable, and for asymptomatics but with close contact or with history of travel. “Kung nagbo-boluntaryo po ang private sector na i-test ang kanilang empleyado bago bumalik sa kanilang mga trabaho, hindi po tututol ang gobyerno, pero hindi po ibig sabihin na walang expanded target testing ang ating bayan,” Roque said. The Palace spokesperson also noted that the country’s testing capacity has grown to 11,127 tests per day as of May 15 from only 5,000 tests daily as of May 2. Healthworkers conduct their routine swab testing for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on their fellow hospital employees at the Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila. ABS-CBN NEWS “Mali rin yung ginagamit nating term na mass testing. Ang tawag po dapat ay expanded targeted testing. Wala pong bansa sa buong mundo na tine-test ang lahat ng kanilang mga mamamayan. Kaya nga po mali ang terminong mass testing,” he added. “Kinakailangan lang po na pagka-gumamit ng rapid testing kits eh sumunod po sa istriktong health protocols gaya ng pagsusuot ng mask, social distancing at istriktong isolation protocols habang naghihintay ng confirmatory PCR test kung nag positive po sa rapid test,” Roque said./PN “Wala pong perpektong formula, kailangan lang nating sundin ang global benchmark and build capacity to test broadly and swiftly. At ito po ang ating ginagawa,” Roque said in a virtual press conference on Tuesday.last_img read more

Minneapolis council majority backs disbanding police force

first_imgIn this May 28, 2020, file photo, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, center, listens as Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey becomes emotional during a news conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. AP MINNEAPOLIS – A majority of the members of the Minneapolis City Council said Sunday they support disbanding the city’s police department, an aggressive stance that comes just as the state has launched a civil rights investigation after George Floyd’s death. Nine of the council’s 12 members appeared with activists at a rally in a city park Sunday afternoon and vowed to end policing as the city currently knows it. Council member Jeremiah Ellison promised that the council would “dismantle” the department.center_img “It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” Lisa Bender, the council president, said. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.” (AP)last_img read more

Forum set to discuss antibiotics in animal production

first_imgSeymour, In. — On Tuesday the Southeast Chapter of the Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics will hold a public forum about the responsible use of antibiotics in animal production.Dr. Jeffrey Harker, DVM, of Swine Health Services in Frankfort, will address the group at 2:30 p.m. at Schneck Medical Center.“Our Health Is All Connected,” the speech by Harker will explain how animal health and human health go hand-in-hand, and why responsible antibiotic use is a shared commitment by human and animal health professionals, and all farmers who raise food animals, from pigs and chickens to honey bees.“Just as in human medicine, we realize pig farmers and veterinarians play a role in maintaining the effectiveness of antibiotics for future generations,” said Harker. “Pig farmers are committed to finding new ways to reduce the need for antibiotics and are working with veterinarians like me to ensure responsible use.”“I’d like to thank the Southeast Chapter of the Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for giving me an opportunity to share why antibiotics used responsibly are essential for healthy pigs and safe food,” said Harker.last_img read more

Mannone loving life at Sunderland

first_img Press Association The 25-year-old Sunderland keeper, who played a key role in Saturday’s battling 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw with Southampton, was last week linked with a move to Old Trafford amid speculation that David Moyes was targeting him as back-up to David de Gea. However, the Italian will line up against United in Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg clash insisting he is happy on Wearside and that his only focus is on booking himself a trip to Wembley. Asked about the speculation, Mannone said: “I don’t really care about this stuff. “It’s stuff that happens outside of the football pitch. My concentration is on the football pitch and it was on this game. “Now we have got another massive game. I am really living my best time right now at Sunderland and I don’t see why I would move right now. “I want to stay as first choice and I want my performances to improve. That’s the only aim I have, apart from aiming to beat Manchester United. “That’s the only focus I have on Manchester United.” Mannone, a summer signing from Arsenal, has been one of the Black Cats’ more dependable performers since taking over from the injured Keiren Westwood in November, and has started the last 16 games. But rarely has he been busier than he was at the Stadium of Light on Saturday as Southampton threatened to overwhelm Gus Poyet’s men in a blistering start. The Saints roared into a 2-0 lead within 31 minutes, with Jay Rodriguez and Dejan Lovren taking full advantage of Sunderland’s lethargy. Fabio Borini’s strike seconds after Lovren had beaten Mannone handed the home side a lifeline, and they rescued themselves with 19 minutes remaining when Adam Johnson extended his rich vein of form with a priceless equaliser. However in the meantime, Mannone had denied Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers and Rodriguez with the visitors threatening to run riot. He said: “It’s a great point. The way it started wasn’t the best for us. The first half, each one of us didn’t play at the standard, and against a good team like Southampton, you go down 2-0. “At least then we came up again in full gear and we came back into the game and could even have won it, to be honest. “We needed that [goal] just before the break because it gave us a base to start our game again. Really, we started a new game in the second half, and you could see that. “We put pressure on them, as they did on us in the first half, and as you could see, a good team like Southampton was struggling with our pressure.” Poyet later admitted it was a game Sunderland would have lost earlier in his reign, and paid tribute to the resilience of his players. Mannone said: “That’s happened in the last 10, 15 games. We have changed our whole mentality. Even when we are down, at least we compete. “We played probably 55, 60 minutes at our level and we came back to draw and could even have nicked it.” Sunderland remain inside the relegation zone and a point from safety, with Crystal Palace and Norwich both having eased their own fears with victories over the weekend. However, they have lost only one of their last 10 games in all competitions and will head for Old Trafford defending a 2-1 first-leg lead, and with high hopes of reaching a first major final since 1992. Mannone said: “We are not afraid of anything. We are unbeaten in a few games – we have lost one in, I don’t know how many, 10 or whatever? “We are not supposed to go there as a team afraid of Manchester United. We go there, we are 2-1 up – it’s a slight advantage which doesn’t count too much. “It’s a new game again, but the mentality is 0-0 and we need to go to Old Trafford and make it to Wembley. “You don’t need any pressure to go to Old Trafford, you just need to believe you can make it. Like that, we will perform even better.” Vito Mannone is having the time of his life as he prepares to deal Manchester United a further blow.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press — Tokyo Olympic organizers are leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021, a possibility that had been raised last week by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori is suggesting there may be no major change from 2020. Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Mori saying on Saturday that “the games are meant to be in summer, so we should be thinking of a time between June and September.” The postponed games were to have opened on July 24 and closed on Aug. 9. Mori suggested some decisions could be made as early as this week when the organizing committee’s executive board meets. Any final decision will be made by local organizers and the IOC, and hundreds of sponsors, sports federations and broadcasters.— The executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced James Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday night, saying he has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms. Dolan is the first U.S. major pro sports owner known to have tested positive for the virus.— Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on his Instagram Story saying he was back home after testing positive for pneumonia for the first time in his life, but was awaiting results of tests for the coronavirus.— The Spanish league says more than 665,000 euros ($740,000) has been raised for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak with the help of athletes and musicians in Spain. The final tally was announced a day after the athletes and musicians took part in a four-hour online global music festival organized by the league to help purchase medical supplies and support fans confined to their homes.— Italy’s sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April. The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that. March 29, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Georgetown sophomore guard Mac McClung announced Sunday that he is declaring for the NBA draft but will maintain his eligibility so he can return to college.The 6-foot-2 McClung attracted an online following for his high-flying dunks while he was in high school in Virginia.He averaged 15.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season but missed time because of a right foot injury and appeared in only 21 of Georgetown’s 32 games. McClung’s last game was Feb. 19 against Providence, when he played only eight minutes and missed all three of his field-goal attempts. As a freshman, he averaged 13.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and two assists.In other college basketball news:— Rutgers has taken another step toward becoming a major basketball threat in the Big Ten Conference, getting a commitment from highly regarded center Cliff Omoruyi. Omoruyi confirmed his choice Sunday in a telephone call with The Associated Press, adding Auburn and Arizona State also were under consideration. Rutgers could not comment. Omoruyi is the first New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year to commit to Rutgers. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSTimmy Hill wins NASCAR’s virtual iRaceUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus. NFL-NEWSChiefs bring back wide receiver RobinsonUNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have agreed to terms on a one-year deal that helps the reigning Super Bowl champions keep their top four receivers under contract heading into next season.Tyreek Hill has signed a long-term deal and Mecole Hardman is coming off a strong rookie season, while Sammy Watkins is in the fold for next season but may be asked to restructure his hefty contract or take a pay cut in the coming days.Robinson played mostly on special teams as a rookie but has seen his role steadily expand. He was the No. 2 option when Hill was hurt this past season, catching six passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Raiders, and finished the year with 32 catches for 449 yards and four scores.center_img Timmy Hill won the virtual race at Texas Motor Speedway, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after NASCAR’s 36-race season was suspended four events into the year. The first iRacing event last Sunday drew 903,000 viewers to Fox Sports One and was the most watched e-sports event in U.S. history.Hill is considered among the top competitors in iRacing, a subscription-based gaming platform. His virtual victory was his 674th in the game.IndyCar debuted its iRacing league Saturday with a race won by Sage Karam on a virtual version of Watkins Glen in New York. The field included NASCAR seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, who is tuning his skills for a possible run at some real IndyCar racing.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed. The credit card giant’s Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27 sports. They include soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles and 800-meter Olympic champion David Rudisha. Visa had already filmed some promotional campaigns with athletes for the Tokyo Games that will require some reworking. In other NFL news:— The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The 26-year-old has been with division rival Green Bay for the past four seasons. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season. The Lions announced the move Sunday but didn’t announce contract terms.— The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. The move ends Wolfe’s eight-year run with the Denver Broncos. Wolfe had seven sacks in 12 games last season before going on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Wolfe fills the void left by the unexpected departure last week of free agent Michael Brockers.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSGeorgetown’s Mac McClung to test NBA waters, could return — Arizona guard Aari McDonald will return for her senior season, bypassing a chance to leave early for the WNBA. She announced the decision Sunday on Twitter. The Wildcats had one of the best seasons in program history, winning 24 games while climbing to no. 11 in the AP Top 25. Arizona was poised to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 15 years and likely would have hosted first-round games before the coronavirus outbreak wiped out the season. The Wildcats were No. 12 in the final AP poll and McDonald was named a second-team All-American.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

AFC end Mathare unbeaten run in thriller

first_imgCliff Nyakeya netted a brace for Mathare United, finding the first in the seventh minute before Ingwe responded through Brian Marita’s strike in the 18th minute after receiving a pass from Nabwire.Mathare reclaimed the lead on the half hour mark thanks to Francis Omondi who converted from the spot after Oduro brought down Nyakeya in the box. Five minutes later, Nyakeya completed his brace but AFC Leopards skipper Duncan Otieno pulled one back for Ingwe.After the break, AFC levelled the scores through Ezekiel Odera in the 60th minute but the hero of the day was Marvin Nabwire who unleashed a breathtaking cracker in the 77th minute that sealed the win for Ingwe.The win saw AFC pick their second back-to-back win under interim head coach Dennis Kitambi and climb to third on the log with 10 points, having played a match less.Isaac Oduro brought down Cliff Nyakeya in the box and the slum boys were awarded a penalty. Francis Omondi comfortably converted the penalty restoring Mathare’s lead.Mathare United had a high flying start, going unbeaten in the opening five matches, winning thee and drawing two games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards fans.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 10 – AFC Leopards rallied from behind to end Mathare United’s unbeaten run after whipping the Slum Boys 4-3 in a Kenyan Premier League thriller hosted at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.AFC, finished with 10 men after Ghanaian Isaac Oduro was sent off in the 86th minute for a second bookable offence as a result of time wasting.last_img read more

PHOTO ADVISORY AT 1600 HRSS

first_imgNew Delhi: March 07, 2016 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withNew Delhi: March 07, 2016 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATIONAL Guwahati: Fashion Show in Guwahati(A) New Delhi: DPCC Protest(A+B) Bhopal/Bikaner/Bhubaneswar/Allahabad /Haridwar/Guwahat/Junagadh/Surat: Devotees worshippingLord Shiva on the occasion of “Maha Shivratri” (A+B) Kolkata: Launch of Bajaj new motorcycle(A+B) New Delhi: Afghan refugees(A+B) Kolkata: Security in Kolkata(B) Surat : Security in Surat(B) Nashik: Leopard shifted in a cage, in Nashik(B) Kolkata: WB elections(A) Gurgaon: Haryana Investors Summit(B) Trichy: DMK womens meet(A)INTERNATIONAL Jakarta: Extraordinary OIC summit(A+B) Flint: Democratic presidential primary debate(B) New York: AR Rahman in US(B)SPORTS Dhaka: Ind vs Bang Asia Cup Twenty20 internationalcricket final(A+B) Nashville: SheBelieves Cup womens soccer match(B) Portland: MLS soccer match(B) West Bromwich: English Premier League soccer match(B) Kolkata: West Indies and Indian cricketers arrive(A+B) PTI PHOTO HS GCS KSClast_img read more

Film Study: Third-Down Defense Will Be Key Versus South Alabama

first_imgIn OSU’s 59-24 rout last week against Tulsa, the Cowboys allowed the Golden Hurricane to convert 62 percent of their third-down conversions, which was sixth-worst among teams that played in Week 1.South Alabama did not have similar success on third down, converting only one of 10 attempts against Ole Miss in a 47-27 loss on Saturday. With the offense expected to be just as efficient as it was last week, the Cowboys’ defense, and specifically their third-down defensive efficiency, will be the biggest factor on Friday.The Jaguars’ lack of third-down success doesn’t necessarily indicate an inability to sustain drives. In fact, their first scoring drive of the game went 19 plays and 95 yards. But their offense had the majority of its success with big plays on early downs.The Jaguars had 18 plays of 10 yards or more, but they all came on either first or second down. Once they needed any specific amount of yards on third down, they couldn’t convert. In the passing game, Ole Miss would sink on short and intermediate routes and force incompletions, like they did here:And here:The Jaguars specifically struggled in the red zone. They frequently got overpowered on run plays on early downs and were forced into passing situations inside the 5 yard line and couldn’t convert, like this play here:Or here:The Cowboys undoubtedly have superior talent, and considering that OSU’s biggest negative was third-down defense last week, it helps that South Alabama showed an inability to convert.This was only one game, and the Jaguars will likely be more polished on Friday. But if the Pokes can improve their third-down defensive efficiency, this game should be over before the end of the third quarter.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

‘I’m not ready’ – Vieira denies interest in USMNT job

first_imgUnited States ‘I’m not ready’ – Vieira denies interest in USMNT job Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 Last updated 2 years ago 02:30 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Patrick Vieira NYCFC 091617 Isaiah J. Downing/USA Today United States New York City MLS WC Qualification CONCACAF World Cup The NYCFC head coach and World Cup winner warned U.S. Soccer should not “throw everything out” and said he isn’t ready for the position Patrick Vieira is flattered to have been suggested as a possible candidate to head the United States men’s national team but believes he is not ready for the position.The New York City FC coach has plenty of international experience, winning a World Cup with France in 1998 and going to a final against Italy in 2006.NYCFC 13/2 to win MLS Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Since moving into the coaching ranks, Vieira had success with the Manchester City youth side before moving onto NYCFC in MLS, where he’s led the team to back-to-back postseason appearances.Meanwhile, the U.S. suffered a disastrous loss to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, leading to the country’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup. It is the first World Cup the nation has missed since it failed to qualify for the 1986 tournament.U.S. boss Bruce Arena resigned Friday and with his recent success in the domestic league, plus his experience with young players and the U.S. expecting to field a much younger roster going forward, there has been talk Vieira might be a good choice to take over the role.Previously, Vieira had called the prospect of managing the U.S. “exciting” but now has thrown cold water on his candidacy for the position for the time being.“It’s always flattering, but I’m not ready,” Vieira said in quotes published on MLSsoccer.com. “I think when you go to the national team, it’s important to know the league, to know the players, to understand the system and how it works and you need experience. There’s a lot better candidates than myself.“I really don’t know what people are talking or what people are thinking. But something I can tell you is that I’m not the right person at all.”Patrick Vieira quote gfxVieira has seen the massive disappointment in World Cup qualification before. In 1994 France was among one of the big nations to miss out on the tournament in the United States, but made a quick turnaround to win the 1998 edition, which it hosted.And Vieira, who was a member of the 1998 team, believes U.S. Soccer would be wise to follow France’s lead and make changes, but not completely overhaul the system.“I don’t think the U.S. should throw everything [out] and start from nothing,” Vieira said. “They’ve been working for the last few years. It’s just about taking the good and the bad and just try to reflect about what went wrong. I don’t think they should throw everything away because that’s not their answer.”Vieira cited France going with Gerard Houllier’s assistant Aime Jacquet rather than going in a completely different direction as evidence drastic change is not always needed to see an uptick in results.“[France] didn’t throw everything out. Aime Jacquet came on and he worked in Euros ’96 in England and this is where he found the leaders he needed to build around for the World Cup in ’98.”last_img read more