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COVID-19 cases in PH now at 187; recoveries now at 4

first_img Davao City mayor Sara Duterte Carpio said in a radio interview that Baste had fever, cough and sore throat and is now under home quarantine and being monitored by a doctor. Baste was in Manila four weeks ago./PN Based on the advisory of the DOH on Tuesday afternoon, the 45 cases was the highest single-day number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. The Negrense was confined at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in Pampanga upon his recovery. He was first confined at the quarantine facility at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. Gatchalian will now end his self-quarantine after learning his negative result from Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III as he also urged the public to follow the government guidelines for COVID-19. Presidential son and Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte is now being considered as persons under monitoring after showing symptoms of COVID-19. Among the confirmed COVID-19 cases was Baliuag, Bulacan Mayor Ferdie Estrella, who announced in his Facebook page that he contracted the virus and currently confined at an undisclosed hospital. Manila – Forty-five new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were recorded, bringing the total of cases in the country to 187, the Department of Health (DOH) said. GATCHALIAN, BINAY, DRILON NEGATIVE Duque said that Binay also tested negative to the virus same with Ilonggo lawmaker Franklin Drilon, who also underwent self quarantine following his exposure to the two senators. Meanwhile, the DOH also announced the fourth patient to recover from the illness: a 31-year-old male from Negros Oriental – one of the repatriates from the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship from Yokohama, Japan. Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Nancy Binay, who have close encounters with a Senate resource person who was positive for COVID-19, both tested negative to the virus.last_img read more

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NegOcc’s COVID losses seen to hit P1.57B

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Benitez, provincial consultant for economic affairs, said 83,000 overseas Filipino workers from the province may also be affected, “translating to potential loss in cash remittances amounting to P7 billion.” In line with the digital revolution, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson called on the department heads of the provincial government to “synchronize moves to show that the province is serious in migrating into technology-based delivery of basic services.” Benitez said the meeting is to align the departments with the vision to create a digital revolution. During the meeting, Benitez cited the digital revolution program “as a road to recovery.” About 976,000 workers in the informal economy were “highly affected during the enhanced community quarantine, according to former congressman Alfredo Benitez, speaking before officials of the provincial government attending the “Meeting on Negros Occidental’s Road Recovery Plan” at the Capitol Social Hall on Monday. “Through the program the province will create smart cities, smart systems, smart infrastructure,” he said. He added the province is signing a tripartite Memorandum of Agreement with private companies and with the Department of Information and Communications Technology, to ensure this connectivity infrastructure.  BACOLOD City – The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis is expected to cost Negros Occidental’s economy P1.57 billion in losses this year as firms shed profits while thousands of workers lose their jobs and income. “It starts with the basic infrastructure of connectivity. The program is to bring all local government units, all hospitals, schools into a network where they have interconnectivity. Once the infrastructure of connectivity has been established you will have different programs of E-government, E-Learning, telemedicine. We will use technology to deliver basic services,” Benitez said. “We’re looking at this year for the realization of the project,” Benitez added./PNlast_img read more

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26 sponsors honored at IMCA national banquet

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Twenty-six of the sponsors that support IMCA and its member drivers will receive special awards during the sanctioning body’s national banquet Saturday, Nov. 24 in Lincoln, Neb.AFCO receives a 25-year award while Bilstein, Dirt Works, Holley, QA1, Schoenfeld Headers and Speedway Engineering all will be honored for 20 years of support.Day Motor Sports, Moser Engineering and MSD are 15-year award recipients while AMI Graphics, BSB Manufacturing, Dominator Race Products, Eibach Springs, Genesis Shocks, Jones Birdsong, Mach-1 Racing Solutions and Stephenville Starter all receive 10-year plaques.Five-year awards go to Big Daddy Race Cars, Finishline Racing Products, Friesen Chevrolet, Jerovetz Shock Service, Longacre, Out-Pace Racing Products, Razor Chassis and Ricochet Race Components.Drivers winning champion­ships and rookie of the year awards will be honored and track sanction awards presented during the banquet, at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in down­town Lincoln.Cocktails are at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.  Tickets are $35 each and available by calling the IMCA home office at 319 472-2201.An order form is published on page A3 of the October newsletter and a list of names of those attending should accom­pany each ticket order.Banquet goers can go to the www.IMCA.com/banquet site or call 866-706-7706 to make room reservations or for more information.RSVPs are also requested from those planning to attend the Friday, Nov. 23 open house at the Smith Collection of American Speed, on the Speedway Motors campus in Lincoln.last_img read more

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Opening night for IMCA Modifieds is Saturday at Perris

first_imgTickets for Saturday’s show are $15 for adults. For active military members with proper ID and their spouse or date, it is $5 each. Teens ages 13-18 with their school ID and kids ages 6-12 also get in for $5. Children ages five and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10 for parking. By Scott Daloisio  PERRIS, Calif. – Perris Auto Speedway’s historic 25th anniversary season will continue this Saturday, March 14, when the IMCA Modifieds make their 2020 debut. Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. and the first race will get the green flag at 7 p.m.  To add intrigue to her Modified debut is the fact that one of her competitors will be her father Tom Slick Smith. The seasoned veteran was the PASSCAR street stock champion in 2003 and one year later he won Perris IMCA Modified title. center_img In addition to the racing, at intermission the track’s cross over gates will open and the drivers will park their cars on the front straightaway to pass out free candy to the kids in attendance.   Saturday’s opener includes the debut of Norco High School senior Alyssa Smith in the IMCA Modified division. One of the, if not the most popular driver on stock car nights, she is moving up from the PASSCAR Street Stock class. Now known as the Hot Rod Blonde, Smith burst onto the scene at Perris when she won the 2015-16 Winter Series factory stock championship.last_img read more

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Negredo keen to get even better

first_img Negredo’s goal was his second since his summer move from Sevilla after netting in last week’s shock loss at Cardiff, while he also had a strike wrongly disallowed in the season-opening win over Newcastle. The Spaniard, who is still to start this season, told City TV: “Luckily for me I’m scoring goals and happy to help the team. “Last week the goal didn’t matter but this week it helped the team to open the scoring and with Yaya’s goal we closed the game. “I’m very happy with my performance. I would like to play more minutes but it is the manager’s decision and I accept it. “I will keep working hard to get more game time. I’m very happy and I’ve settled in well. I hope to keep helping City by scoring more goals.” Negredo was introduced at half-time in an attempt to inject fresh life into a lethargic City side and break an unintimidated Hull. The Tigers had some of the game’s better chances with Sone Aluko racing clear early on only to shoot wide. Danny Graham had a fine volley ruled out for offside and Robert Koren went close from long range. City, however, also had some good moments with Allan McGregor saving well to deny Edin Dzeko and Joleon Lescott from headers. Alvaro Negredo has made a positive impact at Manchester City but is determined to make even more waves. Manuel Pellegrini’s men held firm after Negredo, who missed a good chance within minutes of going on, finally put them ahead from Pablo Zabaleta’s cross but Toure’s free-kick made the scoreline flattering. The result at least sent City into the international break with more positive thoughts after the euphoria of the 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle was quickly punctured by Cardiff. Midfielder Fernandinho, City’s major summer signing, said: “It was good to win. Now we have 15 days off and the next game we have to win again. “We made some mistakes in first half but the second half was better for us and we scored two goals – Negredo and Yaya – it was good for us and we’re very happy.” The season remains in its early stages but there is plenty for Pellegrini to ponder after two difficult encounters against promoted teams in successive games. Striker Sergio Aguero is convinced things will soon click under the new manager and that an exciting campaign lies ahead. The Argentinian said: “It’s bound to take some time to get used to the ideas of any new manager, but I think this time the process will be quicker. “He values keeping the ball and offensive, attacking play – that suits us down to the ground. On the players’ side, we are all here to work hard and try our best for him and I think things will go really well. “Reaching our maximum goal in every competition needs to be our objective, that’s our challenge. We have a great team and have made world-class signings. “We need to reach for the sky, but keeping in mind that the rest of the teams have also made strides to improve. “That will make this a thrilling season, and I hope one that also sees us bring home the silverware we’re aiming for.” Pellegrini got his man on Sunday night when defender Martin Demichelis signed from Atletico Madrid on a two-year contract. The 32-year old Argentinian will be playing under Pellegrini for the third time in his career, the pair having been together previously at River Plate and Malaga. Demichelis told his new club’s website: “I am delighted to have joined City because I am still hungry for success and want to improve.” The striker continued his good start in City colours by coming off the bench to claim the breakthrough goal in Saturday’s laboured 2-0 win over Hull in the Barclays Premier League. Negredo broke the deadlock for an otherwise unconvincing City with a firm header after 64 minutes, before Yaya Toure completed the scoring with a brilliant last-minute free-kick. Press Associationlast_img read more

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O’Brien outlines Breeders’ plans

first_img “The Great War needs a good pace and hopefully he’ll act on the dirt. “He’s in good form. Not all War Fronts go on the dirt but hopefully he will. “War Envoy ran well at Doncaster and ran well in the Champagne. “Ryan (Moore) thinks he’s progressing as time goes on, and I don’t think a mile will be a problem,” he said. Asked if his son was likely to ride Magician, and Moore the two-year-olds, the Ballydoyle trainer said: “I’d say that – exactly.” The Breeders’ Cup Turf is also the target of Telescope, who had Magician back in sixth when second to Taghrooda in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in July. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old was also third to O’Brien’s dual Derby winner Australia in the Juddmonte International at York in August. “Stoutey was keen (on this race) after the Juddmonte, where he ran very well, but the mile and a quarter’s not his bag,” said Harry Herbert, racing manager to owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing. “He’s going back up to a mile and a half and he will love those conditions. “The plan was conceived in August, and those that have been targeted for it and are fresher tend to do better.” Sir Alex Ferguson is a part of the Telescope syndicate and the former Manchester United manager is expected to cheer on the horse in California. “That’s the plan, he’s very much hoping to go,” said Herbert. “He also will hopefully have Opinion running in the Melbourne Cup but I don’t think he’d do both.” Herbert also looks after the interests of Al Shaqab Racing, who have two runners in Toronado, who goes for the Mile, and Juvenile Fillies’ Turf contender Osaila. “Toronado should be fine on the ground. He’s in good shape, is lightly raced and is going into it having worked very well,” said Herbert. “Hopefully he’ll be in the right shape to be competitive. The key is getting out of the gates – with the bells ringing, etcetera – as he’s fairly effective going from the front. “Osaila is an improving filly but the question is, can she improve that little bit more? “She’s got the mind and the scope to be a successful three-year-old and she goes on fast ground. “Her coat had gone after her last race, but clipped out she looks really well.” Hugo Palmer believes Aktabantay was made for American conditions and cannot wait to see his star youngster, winner of the Solario Stakes, line up for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. “It’s hugely exciting to have a horse good enough to take to the Breeders’ Cup,” said Palmer. “He’s been in fantastic shape since he finished sixth at Longchamp two and a half weeks ago, that’s why he’s heading for Santa Anita. “His run at Longchamp was encouraging and unlucky in equal measure. He was buried on the rail and had to challenge wide and late and was only beaten just over two lengths. “The conditions are exactly what he has been crying out for. “He’s undoubtedly a fast-ground horse, so the fast ground should suit him, as should the likely strong pace.” Connections of Aktabantay confirmed that Olivier Peslier has been recruited for the colt’s American adventure. Palmer is one of four British trainers hoping to have their first Breeders’ Cup runners. Jamie Osborne has UAE Derby winner Toast Of New York pencilled in for the Classic and Prize Exhibit entered in Juvenile Fillies Turf. Charlie Fellowes has Wet Sail in the Juvenile Turf, while David Brown is represented by War Alert in the Juvenile Fillies Turf and Wind Fire, whose first preference is the Xpressbet Sprint, with the Turf Sprint a second option. Ryan Moore was in the saddle when Magician defeated The Fugue at Santa Anita last year but O’Brien’s son, Joseph, is set to be in the plate on Saturday week. Connections have had this race in mind for Magician following his second place behind Hardest Core in the Arlington Million in August. Press Association “He’s in good form. He ran well in Arlington and after that we decided to keep him for this. It’s so far so good,” said O’Brien. “We’ve had to sometimes run him in bad ground over here, but fast ground is what he likes. “He’s been second in three Group Ones this season and we’ve freshened him up for this.” Magician could be joined in the Turf by Chicquita, who threw away her chance of winning the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares at Ascot on Saturday when veering to the left and ended up finishing third to Madame Chiang. “She ran well at Ascot and is in the mile-and-a-quarter race, but we might have the Turf as her first choice,” said the Ballydoyle trainer. O’Brien is to represented in three of the races for two-year-olds, with Qualify going for the Juvenile Fillies’ Turf, The Great War for the Juvenile and War Envoy in the Juvenile Turf. “Qualify’s a very nice filly who will love the fast ground and will love the mile,” he said. “We’re really looking forward to her. She’s a big, rangy filly, so we weren’t going to risk her on the soft ground. Magician is set to lead Aidan O’Brien’s assault on the Breeders’ Cup as he bids to win the Turf for the second year running.last_img read more

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Bucksport softball beats George Stevens Academy; Slayton pitches GSA baseball to 4-0 win

first_imgBLUE HILL — The Bucksport and George Stevens Academy softball and baseball teams split games on a rainy afternoon Wednesday.Darian Jellison scored the first run of the game for Bucksport on a Madysen Robichaud RBI double in the first inning. Kate Saunders struck out all three Eagles she faced in the bottom of the inning to maintain her team’s 1-0 lead.The Golden Bucks, though, were just getting started. In the top of the second, the team nearly batted around twice as it plated 12 runs. Saunders had two hits and four RBIs in the second inning alone, and Bucksport (6-0) put GSA (0-5) away early in a 14-0 win.On the other field, Beckett Slayton had a dominant performance on the mound to lead the Eagles (5-0) to a 4-0 triumph over Bucksport (2-4) in baseball. Junior Marshal Lebel had three hits for GSA.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport is off until Monday, May 8. The Golden Bucks will travel to East Corinth that day to face Central at 4:30 p.m. GSA is home against Dexter at that same time Friday, May 5.Update: The ensuing games mentioned for both teams have been postponed. Bucksport faces Central at 4:30 p.m. May 16. GSA plays Dexter at that time May 20.last_img read more

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It’s Written in the Stars, World Champions Belgium Say After Victory

first_imgBhubaneswar: The Belgium team, which created history by emerging the champions in the hockey men’s world cup after thrashing the Netherlands in a penalty shootout, on Sunday said it was written in the stars.”The coach said before the game it is written in the stars and even before the shootout, he said guys it is written in the stars. So, we were pretty confident, said an elated Belgian skipper Thomas Briels as he flashed his gold medal before the press.”We worked really hard for this medal. Sometimes we win, and sometimes we lose a final. We are still excited and we can’t believe that we are number one world champion,” said the captain.”We have to give credit to the Netherlands. They played very defensive game. For sure we take the victory, but it was such a close game,” said coach Shane Mcleod.He also praised the players for trusting each other.Netherlands coach Max Caldas said it is time to move on after losing the game and concentrate on the future matches.”Men’s hockey is very tough and very difficult. It’s not easy to win a game. We played tough games against tough teams including the home team in a quarterfinal. I am disappointed of course for the game. But I am really proud of about how the players performed in the tournament,” said the coach.He said they worked very hard in the last two years to become a strong contender. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

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Hosts Japan win Rugby World Cup opener

first_img(BBC) – WING Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as hosts Japan got their World Cup campaign under way with a 30-10 victory against Russia.Russia took an early lead through wing Kirill Golosnitskiy, but Matsushima replied for the hosts.He grabbed his second to put Japan ahead just before halftime and Pieter Labuschagne broke away to add another after the break.Matsushima then ran through to claim a four-try bonus point for his side.Japan, in Pool A with Scotland, Ireland and Samoa, are aiming to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said before the tournament that “rugby mania” was going to captivate the nation and Japan’s comeback in front of a vociferous crowd gave the tournament an early boost.In Shibuya, home to Tokyo’s famous crossing, there is only an occasional sign that a World Cup is taking place just an hour away.But travelling to the stadium, the train filled with more and more Japan shirts while every metro stop and the nearest station to the venue was awash with red and white.Once inside the near 50 000 capacity venue, supporters watched an opening ceremony like no other in rugby – reflecting the World Cup’s first visit to Asia – and cheered it on enthusiastically at every stage.In 2015, Japan were the first team in history to win three World Cup games and miss out on the quarterfinals and coach Jamie Joseph has made it clear that their objective is to make it out of the pool stages this time around.But they will be competing with Ireland, Scotland and Samoa for one of the top two spots in Pool A to achieve that goal and there will be no room for any more nervous starts.last_img read more

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