NBA referee Kirkland tests negative for coronavirus: report

first_imgNBA referee Courtney Kirkland has been cleared by doctors to depart Sacramento after coronavirus test results returned negative, ESPN reported Sunday. Loading… Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge Another Utah player, Donovan Mitchell, also tested positive for coronavirus. Kirkland, 45, was tested on Thursday and isolated himself until receiving the results. NBA commissioner Adam Silver put the league season on indefinite hiatus after Gobert tested positive, a move that was followed by every major US sports organization over the next two days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World NBA referee Courtney Kirkland, at left talking to Portland’s Rodney Hood, has tested negative for coronavirus after a game Wednesday was postponed over concerns he might have the virus, according to a report SundayKirkland, who has officiated more than 1,200 games in 20 seasons as a league referee, has been cleared to resume all activity without restrictions, according to the report on the sports network’s website, citing unnamed sources. The news comes four days after Kirkland had been scheduled to officiate the Sacramento Kings’ home game against the New Orleans Pelicans. But the contest was postponed minutes before tipoff because Kirkland had also worked the Utah-Toronto game on Monday in Salt Lake City. The move was made in the wake of Utah All-Star center Rudy Gobert of France testing positive for COVID-19 just before a scheduled game Wednesday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rennes to block Madrid move for Camavinga

first_imgRennes are eager to keep teenage sensation, Eduardo Camavinga, despite growing interest from Real Madrid, Marca has reported. Loading… read also:Real Madrid eye Camavinga to ease Casemiro workload The 17-year-old midfielder made his Ligue 1 debut at the age of 16 and he has made 32 appearances so far. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Madrid lead the race for the Angola-born midfielder but the Ligue 1 side want to keep him for another season before sanctioning a move next summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

Testing debate rages amid hopes for German football return in May

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka TrumpNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now “Even if the 36 clubs were to test their staff every two days with 40-50 people involved, we would still be at less than half a percent of the testing capacity,” ALM board member Dr. Evangelos Kotsopoulos told German daily Bild. “I also cannot imagine that the intention of the clubs is to use tests that would be medically necessary for other people.” According to Bild, ALM’s figures for the 107 laboratories that most recently supplied data show testing has increased to 110,000 per day for a total of 550,000 tests per week. However, there are also concerns about the quality of some testing. Spiegel magazine reported Friday that 30 players and staff at Eintracht Frankfurt underwent two types of testing at the same time after two players and two coaches became infected. In seven cases – almost a quarter of the samples – the results differed. There are also voices within German football who question the return of the Bundesliga during the pandemic. Read Also: Serie A: Maldini reveals conditions to stay at AC Milan “An imminent continuation of the season would be sheer mockery of the rest of society,” said supporters’ group Fanszenen Deutschlands in a statement on Thursday. “Professional football has long been sick enough and should continue to be quarantined.” In a sign of potential opposition from players, Bayern Munich defender Niklas Suele told AFP subsidiary SID in an interview “there are many more important things than football at the moment”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Bundesliga hopes to get the go-ahead from the German government to resume in May, yet a debate is raging as to whether there will be enough testing available for the coronavirus to keep players safe. The German Football League (DFL) hopes the Bundesliga can resume in May, at venues like Munich’s Allianz Arena, albeit with fans locked out. League football was suspended in mid-March in Germany until at least April 30 to help limit the spread of the virus, but the German Football League (DFL) hopes matches can resume early next month. If the authorities give the green light, the Bundesliga could be the first top European league to restart and could potentially make German football the focus of a global audience. One proposal is for games to be played behind closed doors without spectators – dubbed ‘ghost games’ in German – with each of the 36 clubs in the top two tiers testing their players, coaches and backroom staff every three to four days. Only those players or staff who test positive for the coronavirus would be quarantined – not entire teams – with the league hoping the season can be completed by June 30. The date is important as it would secure around 300 million euros ($326 million) from television deals alone, which could reportedly save some clubs from insolvency. However, the plan to resume next month would require around 20,000 tests spread across the 36 teams – 18 clubs in the Bundesliga and the same number in the second tier. There are concerns that testing footballers would put unnecessary strain on the health system in Germany, which has 133,830 official cases of coronavirus and 3,868 deaths, according to Friday’s figures. “We don’t have infinite testing capacities (in Germany),” virologist Ulf Dittmer told newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten. “I don’t know whether it is ethically justifiable to carry out 20,000 tests on people who are not actually a risk group and who do not have symptoms.” – ‘Sheer mockery’ – However, a senior figure from Berlin-based Accredited Laboratories in Medicine (ALM), which oversees 200 laboratories in Germany, says they could cope with the extra demand.last_img read more

Ajax place €40m price-tag on Barcelona target

first_img The La Liga giants have been linked with a move for the Cameroonian international, with Bayern Munich rumoured to be chasing Marc Ter Stegen. Ajax have placed a €40M price tag on Barcelona target Andre Onana, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph this weekend.Advertisement Any potential movement is likely to be based on a chain reaction caused by Manuel Neuer unwillingness to sign a new contract at the Bavarian club.Hans Dieter-Flick could then replace the 34-year old World Cup winner with Ter Stegen, leaving a space at the Camp Nou.However, Quique Setien’s side are not the only European powerhouse monitoring Onana, with Chelsea and PSG also tracking the 24-year old.Read Also: Chelsea star breaks ups four-year romance after texts to ex-pole dancerOnana came through the Barcelona youth ranks as a teenager, after joining from the Samuel Eto’o youth academy in 2010.He left for Ajax in 2015, without making a first team appearance under Luis Enrique, and has since established himself as first choice keeper for the Eredivisie side in the last four seasons.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of Targaryen6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Most Popular Movies With Sylvester StalloneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resistlast_img read more

Manhunt suspended; Surrendering convicts still welcome –BCPO

first_imgBACOLOD City – The Philippine NationalPolice (PNP) yesterday put on hold the manhunt against persons deprived ofliberty (PDLs) who were released through the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA)following an order from the Department of Justice (DOJ) pending the issuance ofthe revised list of prematurely released heinous crime convicts. “The arrest of GCTA-freed PDLs issuspended for now. We are waiting for the list from the DOJ and then, we willresume the manhunt. However, we advise the police officers on the ground toprocess those who will surrender and turn them over to the Bureau ofCorrections,” said PNP deputy spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel KimberlyMolitas, in a press briefing held in Camp Crame yesterday. Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, BCPOspokesperson, said five freed convicts surrendered – three at Police Station 2;one at Police Station 5; and other one at Police Station 1. Pico said the BCPO has no officiallist yet of GCTA-released convicts from Bacolod City. “We need the list to make sure thatour tracker teams will arrest the right persons. We also advised all regionaldirectors to create also their own tracker teams to assist CIDG (CriminalInvestigation and Detection Group),” she added./PNcenter_img Here, the Bacolod City Police Office(BCPO) announced it still accepts those freed convicts. Molitas said the measure would ensurethat the police would only arrest those who were prematurely released throughGCTA. The GCTA Law has come under scrutinyafter the Department of Justice announced that convicted rapist-killer AntonioSanchez, former mayor of Calauan, Laguna, might be released from prison becauseof supposed good behavior.last_img read more

Boracay kids’ moral values ‘slowly diminishing’ – PCCI

first_imgAccording to the world Atlas, thesocial beliefs and customs practiced in the Philippines are primarilyinfluenced by religion and the demographics of the region where they arepracticed. The traditional customs of the indigenous Filipinos are based on thebeliefs of the Austronesian inhabitants of the Philippines.     Kids play with the famous white sand in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. PHOTO FROM KEN WILSON LEE VIA FLICKR/CREATIVE COMMONS Brugger added that while they respectthe culture of different races coming to Boracay, foreign tourists should also dothe same to Filipino culture. “Filipino kids in Boracay are nowinfluenced by the diversity of culture. The traditional cultures of hard work,love of nature and respectfulness, among others are slowly diminishing,” sheadded.    PCCI-Boracay president Elena Bruggersaid the call was necessary after the controversy of a Taiwanese female touristwearing only a “microkini,” in the island which recently went viral over socialmedia.  center_img “But even the photo of the Taiwanesewearing string went viral, I already saw Filipino children adapting the way oflife in Boracay. This resort island is considered a holiday destination andwhat Filipino children see are the side of a good life, drinking liquors, easygo lucky attitude. These traits can now be easily seen among millennials inthis resort island,” Brugger said. MALAY, Aklan – The president of thePhilippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-Boracay called on thedifferent sectors for the preservation of moral values among Filipino childrenin Boracay Island.           Brugger, meanwhile, said thePCCI-Boracay recently gave away food packs for parents and their children whowere affected of the fire incident last week./PNlast_img read more

‘Men against VAW’

first_imgMOVE Aklan or the Men Opposed to Violence Everywhere is a male-ledVAW campaign in Aklan. Its advocacy for the past 11 years has been recognizednationally. Men have been stereotyped as VAW perpetrators, according toBadayos-Jover, but she stressed there are more men who are against suchpractice. For many years, according to Badayos-Jover, the VAW campaignfocused on information dissemination. Thus, she stressed, it is only logical to enlist men in thecampaign. “This campaign is a partnership, indi lang ‘ni kampanya sang women,” said Badayos-Jover, also aconsultant of Ugsad Regional Gender Resource Center, a coordinating body ofefforts and resources providing gender-responsive services in nationalgovernment agencies, non-government organizations, local government units,academic institutions, and other entities.center_img One strategy to achieve this is to enlist men in the campaign,Badayos-Jover said at the recent public forum “Men’s Involvement in theCampaign to Eliminate VAW: MOVE Aklan’s Experience” at UPV here. ILOILO City – The task may seem daunting but eliminating violenceagainst women (VAW) is not impossible, according to Dr. Mary BarbieBadayos-Jover, director of the University of the Philippines Visayas’ Genderand Development (UPV GAD) program. “Any gender advocacy indimangin kompleto kun ang mga kalalakinhan indi open sa pagduso sa sina nga kampanya. Men have always been involved ingender advocacy. Now we are recognizing the fact nga may mga successful organized men nga parehas sa aton sa pag-campaign to end VAW,” she said./PNlast_img read more

Iloilo prov’l capitol chooses 125 new college scholars

first_img* Northern Iloilo Polytechnic StateCollege * Iloilo State College of Fisheries ISIP is open to economically-challenged but deserving senior high schoolstudents and bona fide residents of Iloilo Province.Each scholar is entitled to the following: * West Visayas State University * Iloilo Science and TechnologyUniversity * annual uniform allowance of P2,000 * monthly stipend of P3,500 * University of the PhilippinesVisayas center_img “You are here because you are thecrème of the crop. So do not sacrifice your academic records because yourcredential makes a big difference when applying for a job,” Defensor told thescholars. ILOILO – A total of 125 beneficiariesor 25 per district make up the provincial government’s new batch of Iskolarsang Iloilo Program (ISIP) students.All college freshmen, they are enrolled in the following government tertiaryeducational institutions: * book allowance of P4,000 per year * thesis allowance of P2,500 forgraduating studentsGov. Arthur Defensor Jr. led the distribution of checks amounting to P20,500 toeach beneficiary on Feb. 6. The amount covers their allowance for five months,P2,000 book allowance, and P1,000 clothing allowance. Joanna Mae Molaga, currently taking upBachelor of Science in Nursing at WVSU, said the scholarship is an opportunityto empower the youth to pursue their studies despite the financial struggle.“To my fellow youth, I encourage you to exert effort and perseverance becausethe provincial government is ready to support you when you need it,” she said.Alma Ravena, head of the Human Resource Management and Development Office, saidsince the implementation of the scholarship program in 1996, the provincialgovernment produced more than 2,000 scholars, with several now employed at theCapitol. (Capitol News/PN)last_img read more

Indignation rally staged vs violence, terrorism

first_imgAround 60 former members and supporters of the militant farmers’ groupKilusang Magbubukid nang Pilipinas from Barangay Nagasi, La Carlota alsoparticipated in the indignation rally. BACOLOD City – Hundreds of Negrensesfrom various localities in the province staged an indignation rally to denouncethe atrocities of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s (CPP-NPA). On Feb. 25, a similar activity was held in Bago City, where a wake forEspanto was held. About 300 Negrenses have paid tribute to the slain policecaptain and rallied to condemn the atrocities committed by the terrorist group.It was held in front of the Manuel Y. Torres Coliseum. (With a report from PNA/PN) All the participants of the gathering marched from Doña Hortencia SalasBenedicto National High School campus going to La Carlota’s plaza. There, theyheld a short program that was attended by a former rebel, who shared hisexperience being deceived by the CPP-NPA. The said group denounced all forms of violence and terrorism actsperpetrated by the CPP-NPA among the farmers’ sector and vowed not to be usedby them to organize people and gain support from the masses. Espanto, who hails from La Carlota, was laid to rest at the La CarlotaMemorial Park on Saturday. Captain Kelvin Bayaban, head of the Philippine Army’s 32nd Civil MilitaryOperations Company, lauded the people of La Carlota City for honoring the lifeof the fallen police captain. Around 600 more Negrenses from various civil society groups in southern and central Negros Occidental denounce the atrocities committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army during an indignation rally in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental on Feb. 29. The said activity was coincided with the interment of Captain Efren Espanto Jr., a Negrense policeman who was killed during an encounter with NPA rebels in Janiuay, Iloilo last Feb. 12. THIRTYSECOND CMOC The gathering at the La Carlota City Public Plaza, which was supportedby the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police, coincided with theinterment of Captain Efren Espanto Jr., a Negrense policeman who was killedduring an encounter with NPA rebels in Janiuay, Iloilo last Feb. 12. last_img read more

Court-issued writ illegal, PECO tells consumers

first_imgILOILO City – It is “business asusual”, beleaguered Panay Electric Co. (PECO) assured consumers in a letterthat criticized as “illegal” the court-issued writ of possession that allowedMORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) to “forcibly”  take over some of its properties. Contreras specifically called outAtty. Elamparo for “malicious statements on air, of an alleged meeting with thejudge of a certain MORE personality the day before the writ was served,alluding to the court’s conspiracy with the plaintiff.” Contreras is scheduled to hear PECO’sMotion of Clarification today, March 6. “PECO will be seeking clarificationand rectification from the local RTC during the upcoming hearings,” accordingto Cacho. On March 2, Contreras warned both MOREPower and PECO to “strictly observe the gag order” issued by Judge Amular whopreviously heard their expropriation case. “The fight is not yet over,” declaredCacho. Despite the “illegal seizure” of PECOproperties by MORE Power, Cacho assured consumers “your PECO family is stillthe one that continues to operate and attend to your needs.” “There is a pending case in the SupremeCourt and a minor court like the RTC cannot execute anything with finalityuntil the case is decided in the Supreme Court, the highest court of the land,”read part of the letter signed by PECO president and chief executive officerLuis Miguel Cacho. In a Manila press conference on March3, Elamparo discussed PECO’s supplemental petition to its existing request forthe Court of Appeals (CA) to nullify three Iloilo court orders that paved theway for MORE Power’s “forcible, deceptive and intimidating” takeover of itsstations and facilities. By coming out with the letter, PECOappears to be taking its case directly to consumers. “Our valued customers may go to thePECO main office to apply for connections, inquire about their bills, andsettle their bills. Our accredited collection agencies and banks are alsocollecting payments as usual,” according to Cacho. He further assured consumers, “We areexhausting all legal remedies to regain control of our own substations,vehicles, materials, and equipment.”center_img Contreras also warned MORE Power andPECO against resorting to “any form of propaganda” that would undermine thecourt’s integrity and credibility. The letter was referring to theRegional Trial Court, Branch 23 of Presiding Judge Emerald Requina-Contreras. “PECO still owns all its powerdistribution assets,” according to Cacho. “While MORE Power may have takencontrol of some of our facilities, they do not own any of these.” She also stressed she was “notdissuaded to further hear the case with utmost impartiality.” “We will also be filing cases againstthose parties involved in the unjust implementation of the writ of possession,”Cacho added. PECO asked the CA to issue a temporaryrestraining order stopping the continued implementation of an Iloilocourt-issued writ of possession, as well as a status quo ante order that would“restore” its possession of the substations and other properties that it claimswere illegally seized by MORE. She lamented that Contrerasdisregarded the pending Supreme Court (SC) case on the constitutionality ofMORE Power’s franchise and the standing order on the suspension of theexpropriation proceedings against PECO issued by Judge Antonio Gerardo Amularof RTC, Branch 35. He advised consumers not to pay toMORE Power “because they have no legal basis to operate our services yet and,as such, your payments to MORE Power may just go to waste.”/PN On Feb. 29, PECO legal counselEstrella Elamparo described as “unprecedented in its irregularity” the takeoverof PECO’s properties, and “illegal, if not criminal” the manner by which it wasaccomplished. Meanwhile, Cacho reassured consumers“our operations continue as usual.”last_img read more