Korean delegation to aborted ‘RUN’ event leaves Iloilo

first_imgThe family eventually decided to leavethe city, said Fortuna. ILOILO City – Nineteen Koreannationals left this southern city after the religious gathering they weresupposed to attend was cancelled by the city government due to concerns overthe possible spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The event was the “RUN for Jesus2020”, a Feb. 27 praise and worship open air convention initially set at thefootball pitch of the La Paz district plaza. The five other Koreans left the cityvia the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo. Fortuna did not say where they wereheaded. There were no flights from Iloilo to any point in South Korea. The Koreans were tracked down to ahotel in Mandurriao district on Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday morning, 14 ofthem left the city for Kalibo, Aklan where they would be boarding a plane backto South Korea. *Wash hands – soap or hand gel can kill the virus “RUN for Jesus 2020” was expected togather between 20,000 to 30,000 participants. It was, however, cancelled by thecity government as part of precautionary measures against COVID-19  after learning that some delegations would becoming from the South Korean city of Daegu, epicenter of the virus outbreak inthat country. *Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth – if hands touch a surface contaminated bythe virus, this could transfer it into the body The COVID-19 infection seems to startwith a fever, followed by a dry cough, according to a British Broadcasting Co.report. *Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing – ideally with a tissue – andwash hands afterwards, to prevent the virus spreading After a week, it leads to shortness ofbreath and some patients require hospital treatment. SouthKorea has the largest number of confirmed cases outside China (over 1,200infections and 12 dead as of Feb. 26). The biggest virus clusters have beenlinked to a hospital and a religious group near the south-eastern city of Daegu./PNcenter_img TheWHO suggests the following to avoid contracting COVID-19 or spreading it: Fortuna said family members were toldto self-quarantine “and they understood man.” According to Fortuna, a team from theCity Health Office and Bureau of Immigration checked the Koreans on Wednesdayafternoon and found them to be in good health. But some researchers say it may be aslong as 24 days. And Chinese scientists say some people may be infectious evenbefore their symptoms appear. “Waaynadayun ang event so nag-decide na lang sila ngamapuli,” said Dr. Ronald Jay Fortuna, city government’s focal person onCOVID-19. *Don’t get too close to people coughing, sneezing or with a fever – they canpropel small droplets containing the virus into the air – ideally, keep onemeter (three feet) away The incubation period – betweeninfection and showing any symptoms – lasts up to 14 days, according to theWorld Health Organization (WHO). Aside from the 19 “RUN for Jesus 2020”South Koran delegates, the City Health Office was also able to track down a12-member South Korean family who arrived here on Wednesday as tourists. The jump in the number of casesoutside China – where COVID-19 originated – raised fears the virus outbreakcould become a pandemic (when an infectious disease spreads easily from personto person in many parts of the world). Fortuna said the 19 Koreans show nosymptoms of COVID-19.last_img read more

Howard enjoying Martinez revolution

first_img The former Wigan manager has enjoyed a fine start to life at Goodison Park, remaining unbeaten through his first six Premier League games until experiencing a 3-1 loss to Manchester City last weekend. Howard said: “It’s been great. There’s been some key points that we’ve been asked to take on board and every week is different. Press Association “We do that and we push forward and try to impact the game in a positive way. It’s been exciting, it’s been a good change and the players seem to have bought into it so it’s working.” Everton did not back off at the Etihad Stadium, and took the lead through Romelu Lukaku before the hosts responded. The Premier League can expect more of the same according to Howard, who said: “The manager believes in our game plan and our system and he doesn’t really alter that very much according to who the opponent is. “In terms of the British game, that goes against a lot of the mentality, but it seems to have worked for us.” center_img Everton keeper Tim Howard is enjoying the change of emphasis under new boss Roberto Martinez.last_img read more

GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power Nat. U-17 UDFA kicks off tomorrow at Wisburg ground

first_img… Wakapau, Mainstay notch wins in EssequiboTHE inclement weather continues to hamper the flow of matches in the inaugural Guyana Football Federation/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Under-17 Intra Association League.The tournament had kicked off in June and lasted for just over four weeks before consistent rainfall put paid to its continuation due to grounds not being in playable conditions. Berbice, East Demerara, Georgetown, East Bank, West Demerara and Bartica have all been affected.The Upper Demerara leg is set to kick off tomorrow from 12:00hrs at the Wisburg ground.ESSEQUIBO FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONWakapau did not have to break a sweat to notch full points as their opponents, Super 11 FC failed to show up for the match at the Charity ground last Saturday. The other match for that venue saw Dartmouth Dominators claw their way back from a 2-0 deficit to earn an equal share of the points against Charity Extreme, the match ending 2-2.Charity had sailed to a 2-0 lead by the 20th minute thanks to goals from Gavin France and Gavin Duke in the 7th and 20th minutes respectively.But a second-half double off the boot of Ridley Victor saw Dartmouth dominate this period of play to secure a draw. Victor was on target in the 62nd and 68th minutes.Over at Mainstay ground, Henrietta United trounced the home team 4-0 in the lone fixture for the day. Goals were netted by Jumain Bowen in the 12th, Jumanne John in the 27th minute, Jarod Granville in the 44th minute and Christopher Boston in the 80th minute.Matches will continue this weekend. Tomorrow at the New Opportunity Corps ground from 15:30hrs, Queenstown United are set to face Good Hope while on Sunday at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground from 13:30hrs, Henrietta United will match skills with Super 11 FC.West Demerara Football AssociationAction is set to resume at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground with one match tomorrow and another on Sunday.Tomorrow’s fixture from 12:00hrs will see Beavers come up against Slingerz FC. On Sunday at the same time and venue, Eagles FC will seek to soar to victory, but standing in their way will be Wales United.last_img read more

Milan interested in permanent Sanchez deal

first_img(BBC) –  Inter Milan want to sign Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez on a permanent deal.The Chile striker, 31, has impressed during his loan spell in Italy and scored his third goal in eight games during Saturday’s 3-0 win at Genoa.Sanchez was involved again on Tuesday night as Inter maintained their push to finish second in Serie A with a 2-0 win over Napoli.Inter have not finished in Serie A’s top three since 2011.The player’s United contract – thought to be around £400 000 a week – is beyond Inter’s reach but Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not want to keep the former Barcelona forward for next season.United have been paying a sizeable portion of Sanchez’s wages since he moved to Italy last summer and the former Arsenal man’s contract is not due to expire until 2022.Any deal would almost certainly require some kind of pay off from United and a willingness by Sanchez to take a wage cut.There is uncertainty over how long the player will be permitted to be involved in Inter’s Europa League campaign.The BBC understands Sanchez will be available for the last-16 tie with Getafe on August 5 but with United also still in the competition, the existing deal would see the player then return to Old Trafford.last_img read more

Students, experts discuss immigration reform policy

first_imgPanelists urged bipartisan compromise on immigration reform during Wednesday’s weekly Students Talk Back.The discussion, moderated by Dornsife’s Jesse M. Unruh Director Dan Schnur and Daily Trojan News Editor Yasmeen Serhan, began with a broad immigration overview by panelists.  The panel, held in The Forum at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, was presented in partnership with the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute and the Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise.Compromise · Panelists Carrie Lopez (left to right), Shikhar Gupta, Michael Madrid and Giuseppe Robalino discuss the importance of bipartisan compromise on immigration reform Wednesday afternoon in The Forum. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanGrassroots Lab Principal Michael Madrid provided an economic perspective on reform to the discussion, noting that comprehensive reform was necessary for the nation’s economic health. Much to the appreciation of students in the audience, Madrid said all levels of the economy need an influx of individuals to replace a generation of workers.“There is a desperate cry from corporate America and employers for comprehensive reform,” Madrid said. “From top to bottom, we need to have a workforce replacing the retiring baby-boomer generation.”On the topic of a growing demand for professional jobs, USC College Democrats Director of Underclassmen Engagement Shikhar Gupta noted that comprehensive immigration reform could bring in a workforce from the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields in to help the United States’ economic growth.“There is actually a proposal to give green cards to students with advanced degrees in STEM fields,” Gupta said. “Green cards would give permanent residency to these individuals and would have the impact of attracting people that we need for a growing economy.”Though USC College Republicans member Giuseppe Robalino agreed with the economic implications of immigration reform, he cautioned against overlooking the adverse effects of reform.“There are very broad and deep implications once we start discussing the economic implications,” Robalino said. “I think this is yet to be measured and yet to be seen, but it is something that needs to be considered.”Though economic considerations remained at the heart of the discussion, the panelists touched on the impact the polarization within Congress will have on immigration reform legislation moving forward.Though many view immigration to be a largely democratic party cause, Hispanas Organizing for Political Equality Leadership Institute Chair Carrie Lopez said that this was not always the case.“I want you to understand that no party owns this issue,” Lopez said. “When I was going to school, this was the issue of the day, and it was Ronald Reagan that led the front then. Fast-forwarding to 2007, all the solutions had elements from both sides of the aisle. Overall, the message is: Don’t stop questioning where the solution is going to come from.”Robalino said the Republican Party needs to re-adjust its strategy in light of the low Latino support in last year’s presidential election.“I do think the Republican Party is starting to re-examine itself and its policies,” Robalino said. “There are two things that are being said today — one is to take a more moderate stance and second is to say the same thing in ways that are less polarizing.”Madrid said divided government would require sacrifices by both parties.“Because of the redistricting, the Democrats can’t gain control of the House of Representatives for the foreseeable future in the same way the Republicans are not going to gain the White House in the foreseeable future,” Madrid said. “Both sides have to compromise.”Though some members of the audience questioned the feasibility of passing pieces of the legislation one at a time, Gupta cautioned against this.“If we were to piecemeal the legislation, it would cause attacks on each other’s legislation,” Gupta said. “The purpose of having this in one legislation is that it fosters compromise.”Josh DeMilta, a senior majoring in political science, said the discussion made him more aware of the bipartisan support for the issue that isn’t always represented.“It was interesting because I wasn’t quite aware of the bipartisan support for immigration reform,” DeMilta said. “I thought it would be more divided by political affiliation.”Catherine Shieh, a junior majoring in political science and urban planning, cautioned against thinking narrowly about the groups impacted by immigration reform. Shieh also said the words used in the debate carry a negative connotation.“Because [immigration reform] is such a broad issue, it’s difficult to discuss all aspects of it,” Shieh said. “It is important to respect the fact that though the Latino population is the largest population of immigrants, Asian-Americans are actually the fastest growing population of immigrants. Going forward, we’re going to define who holds the power in the discussion. The language is so tricky that sometimes we forget about it. When we say certain words, that is alluding to certain communities and carrying certain connotations.”last_img read more

WWE News: Roman Reigns thoughts on Universal champion Seth Rollins

first_imgLast Updated: 10th October, 2019 19:13 IST WWE News: Roman Reigns Thoughts On Universal Champion Seth Rollins WWE News: Seth Rollins faced heavy criticism from the fans after the controversial ending of Hell In A Cell. Former partner Roman Reigns takes his side. Also Read- WWE: The Rock Delivers Highest-rated Segment Of SmackDown On FoxRoman Reign’s statement in an interview FOLLOW US COMMENT Raj Sarkar “There is a lot to being the face of WWE. It’s not only about being in the ring. It’s about how you represent, and that is a 24-7, 365 job. You’ve got to be on all the time for 52 weeks a year. But I’m telling you now, my brother is legit.I was so proud of him and what he did at SummerSlam against Brock Lesnar. He obviously had one of those weeks where the Twitter machine and the Internet went nuts on him, but he bounced back and answered the call.Is he passionate? God, yes. Is he blunt? Of course, that’s why I love him. He doesn’t sugarcoat, he’s very honest, and he is passionate, and he was born for professional wrestling.Seth loves the WWE. That’s why some people misread some of the things he says or the ways he delivers it, but he does mean well. He’s a workhorse. Yeah, he’s a little live at the mouth sometimes, but he’s got a heart of gold, trust me.Whether he’s on Raw or SmackDown, the WWE is in good hands with him as champion.” Said Roman Reigns in an interview. First Published: 10th October, 2019 19:13 IST Written Bycenter_img The former WWE champion Roman Reigns has been out of the WWE ring for a year to get his treatment for leukaemia. He became the face of WWE who went on to beat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania and defeat Brock Lesnar ‘The Beast Incarnate’. However, Roman Reigns feels that his co-debutant Seth Rollins has emerged as one of the biggest superstars and is the perfect man to take the lead. Reigns and Seth Rollins made their debut along with Dean Ambrose as The S.H.I.E.L.D and the trio became one of the best tag-teams of the universe. After Reigns’ leukaemia and Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose’s) news of joining AEW, the current Universal champion Rollins is the only member left from The S.H.I.E.L.D in current WWE roster. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read- WWE: Kevin Owens Is No Longer Listed As An Active WWE Superstar!Also Read- WWE News: Will Superstar Matt Hardy Return To SmackDown Soon? Also Read- WWE SmackDown Draft 2019: PredictionsRoman Reigns on Seth RollinsThe WWE Universal champion Rollins has faced a huge backlash from fans after his recent PPV fight against Bray Wyatt ‘The Fiend’. The Hell In A Cell main event fight was cancelled by the referee after Rollins tried to hit Wyatt with a sledgehammer. The fans criticised the entire WWE universe for the fight but Superstar Reigns is in all praise for Rollins. Reigns feels that Rollins has done a brilliant job by beating Lesnar at SummerSlam and reclaiming the title. Both Reigns and Rollins have a victory against The Beast Incarnate and Reigns feels that currently, Rollins is the face of WWE.last_img read more

A lesson in teamwork the Rangers can’t forget

first_imgby Jim LitkeAP Sportswriter Getting the Texas Rangers to play the game the way he did was never going to be an easy sell. Tougher still was how Ron Washington got them to play for each other.Back when he was still cashing checks as a player, Washington was a skinny middle infielder, with no pop in his bat, who learned to make the most of every opportunity. He was good with the glove, smart on the basepaths and stubborn enough to make every swing count, especially late in games.The Rangers are hardly a “small-ball” team, not with the kind of power that Washington could only dream about, sprinkled throughout the lineup. But the Rangers have used those fundamental skills—plus solid pitching—to offset the Yankees’ edge in playoff experience and forge a 3-2 edge in the ALCS.“I’m just a guy that loves to stress the little things in the game of baseball,” Washington said after practice, “because those are the things that take care of business and the big things happen.”Nothing, though, may have had a bigger impact on his ballclub than Washington testing positive for cocaine during the 2009 season.He called Jon Daniels, the general manager who hired him, and learned the job was still his if Washington wanted it. Local hero and team president Nolan Ryan signed off on the decision.“Look at all the things a manager has to do. How he handles the media, the Xs and Os. How he handles a bullpen—and he’s doing it for 162 games, plus spring training, plus offseason camps,” Daniels recalled last Thursday.“When we looked at it through that prism, it was a real easy decision. We knew what kind of man he is and we believe in giving second chances.”Sports Illustrated reported the positive test in March, leading Washington to run the gauntlet in his own clubhouse. He called a meeting, but first he called in a handful of the team’s leaders and broke the news. Among them was Josh Hamilton, whom Washington had backed in his battle with substance abuse; another was Michael Young, the longest-serving Ranger and the same guy who wound up the center of an argument that earned Washington his first-ever ejection as a manager.Players don’t forget gestures like that, but Washington was always good at one-on-ones. He taught Eric Chavez the intricacies of fielding while coaching in Oakland and the six-time winner sent back one of his Gold Gloves in gratitude.But facing a clubhouse full of players wondering whether the man preaching patience and teamwork had the standing to do so was another matter. The moment Washington finished talking, he offered to field questions.Even a brief examination of their manager’s career should have been enough to answer any lingering doubts. Washington soldiered on 10 years in the minors with only one call-up to the bigs, which barely lasted a month. He spent 15 years after that coaching or managing at both levels to get his shot at running the Rangers.Whether Young knew that history or not, he knew enough to cut off the debate. He told his teammates forcefully that Washington was “our manager.”“At that point,” Young added in a recent interview with The New York Times, “it wasn’t just Wash’s issue; we made it our issue.”His ballplayers demonstrated that by marching from the locker room to the press conference to stand behind their manager. They’ve had each other’s backs ever since, showing it most recently by spraying ginger ale in the clubhouse after winning the division so Hamilton could join the celebration.That spirit, Daniels said, “is shining through in the playoffs. Guys feed off him, they believe in him.”Remember that when the camera cuts to Washington, still skinny, perched on a step in the dugout. He’ll look caught up in the moment, but that’s because most of the hard work is already behind him.“But why did it take four years?” a reporter asked Washington on the eve of Game 6.“Because I’m no miracle worker,” he replied evenly. “Everyone takes time to develop and understand what’s right and what’s wrong. If it was that easy, I think everybody would be able to go out there and create something.“But it don’t happen like that,” he added. “It’s a process.”(Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke@ap.org.)last_img read more

Rebels, Leafs look to gain upper hand during home-and-home series

first_imgThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs don’t start for another few weeks but this weekend the Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels will definitely try to build some momentum when the two clubs meet in a home-and-home series beginning Friday in the Sunflower City.The teams, scheduled to meet in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs, have split the regular season series right down the middle with each team winning three times, including a road victory.Nelson will be without netminder Andrew Walton who is unavailable due to personal commitments.That leaves backup Patrick Defoe to take charge between the pipes. Defoe played very well during a 4-1 loss in Castlegar the last time the teams met.The Rebels are led offensively by center Stuart Walton, who tops Castlegar in scoring 76 points in 49 games.Walton is currently riding a three-game point streak after having six-game streak stopped by the Leafs January 27 in Nelson. Another offensive threat is Anthony Delong, second in scoring with 73 points.Defensively, captain Erik Alden will keep the Leaf forwards honest with his bone-crunching hits.For the Leafs Brett Norman passed Nick Newman for the Nelson scoring lead. The Dawson Creek native, accumulating seven points in the last three games, leads the Leafs with 61 points, two in front of Newman.Patrick Martens, coming off a four-goal game against Spokane, is another sniper the Rebels had better pay attention to for the Leafs.On the blueline, look for Nelson captain Tyler Parfeniuk to carry the load for Nelson.Game time Friday in Castlegar is 7:30 p.m. at the Complex.Saturday, puck drop at the NDCC Arena is 7 p.m.Nelson concludes the weekend Sunday with an afternoon date against the Golden Rockets at 2 p.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Aboriginal Lands Returned

first_imgThe B.C. government says it will return more than 5,000 hectares of land seized from aboriginal bands more than 90 years ago.Aboriginal Relations Minister Mike de Jong says the cash and land agreements with the last four of 22 B.C. First Nations to lose their land, end a difficult chapter in Canadian history.A dance, drum and prayer ceremony at the B.C. legislature earlier today marked the agreements. The story began when a 1912 royal commission examined the size of aboriginal reserves across the country and as a result about 500 new reserves were created across Canada.But the 22 B.C. aboriginal nations had portions of their reserves, amounting to about 19,020 hectares, cut off without their consent.Chief Harold Leighton of the Metla-katla First Nation near Prince Rupert says the land-return agreements are a sign the province is willing to negotiate, but what BC aboriginals really want is an easier, less expensive way to negotiate land-claims treaties with government. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Oil lobby group calls for parties to campaign on regulatory help for pipelines

first_imgWhen it comes to Indigenous consultation on oil and gas projects, the lobby group believes clear guidelines and consultation goals should be established, including “appropriate boundaries on scope and timelines related to major projects.”In its platform document, the association stresses that broad reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples is a federal responsibility that “cannot be addressed on a project basis.”The group also joined Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors in calling for the House of Commons to adopt the nearly 200 amendments the Senate has made to the Liberals’ new environmental-assessment legislation.Without the Senate’s proposed changes, the groups said Bill C-69 would make it too difficult to get energy projects built in Canada.Advertisement “Cutting or bolting-on new amendments at this point would be very problematic,” McMillan said.“If this bill isn’t workable for the Canadian economy, I think that would be unacceptable to Canadians. So we’re trying to support the senators that have done the work to this point and encourage the federal government to pass it as its presented.”The large package of proposed amendments approved by a Senate committee could dramatically alter much of the bill, including moves to reduce cabinet discretion to intervene in the environmental assessment process, to make it harder for anyone to challenge a project approval _ or denial _ in court, and to change how climate-change impacts are considered.Many of the changes are word-for-word what was asked for by energy lobby groups, including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. OTTAWA, O.N. – The country’s largest oil-and-gas lobby group is urging political parties to ensure their campaign platforms include support for major pipeline and LNG projects and a regulatory regime that would allow projects to be completed faster.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers released its election wish list on Monday, outlining the issues facing the industry and ways the federal government can create better conditions for growth in the sector.CEO Tim McMillan said Canada has lost its competitive edge as a result of regulatory and policy changes that have scared investors away.- Advertisement -He said it should be a priority for government to ensure major pipeline projects like Trans Mountain are completed to allow oil producers to sell to global markets where energy demand is growing.“With global demand at an all-time high and with global demand increasing at near-record rates and global investment following, it is incumbent on the next government to create conditions necessary for Canada’s oil and natural gas industry to succeed and play a key role on the world stage,” McMillan said at a morning press conference.The current regulatory system has too much duplication and is inefficient, McMillan said. Regulations for energy projects should not act as barriers to development, he added.Advertisementlast_img read more