Duterte, IATF to decide on ECQ extension today

first_img“For example po, sa Zamboanga, dati GCQ sila. Ngunit noong nag-request ang city government na gawing ECQ, nakinig naman po ang IATF. Ganun din sa Albay, dati dinowngrade na sila sa GCQ but they requested for an extension,” he added. The Metro Manila Council (MMC) is set to recommend before the IATF-EID today three scenarios after the second ECQ extension—first, ECQ extension for at least 15 days, second is to move Metro Manila to GCQ and third is modified combination of an ECQ and a GCQ. “Ginagalang natin ang rekomendasyon ng ating Metro Manila mayors kasi nga po katuwang natin sila sa pagpapatupad ng enhanced community quarantine,” Malaya said in an interview with DZBB. A woman eats her meal beside a sign asking for food, medical supplies, alcohol, and face masks for the poor at a slum area in Quezon City, Manila. The government will decide today whether to extend the enhanced community quarantine in various parts of the country beyond May 15. AARON FAVILLA/AP “Sa Lunes po magkakaron ng approval ang ating Presidente kung anong mangyayari sa atin ng May 15,” Roque said during the Laging Handa virtual press conference over the weekend. The ECQ was first declared on March 17 covering the entire Luzon, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. It has been extended in several areas, including Metro Manila, twice or until May 15./PNcenter_img MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will decide today whether to extend the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in some parts of the country, including National Capital Region, beyond May 15. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte will make the verdict during the scheduled Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of the Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) this afternoon. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, meanwhile, said that the IATF-EID will strong consider the recommendation of the MMC. “‘Yan po ay ibabase natin sa siyensiya titignan ang dami ng kaso ng (coronavirus disease 2019) COVID sa isang siyudad sa isang barangay at titignan natin ang kapasidad na magbigay ng critical care,” he added.last_img read more

Indiana unemployment continues to trend lower than national stats

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Unemployment in the Hoosier state for January is 3.3 percent, lower than the national average of 4.1 percent. For more than four years, the Indiana rate has been lower than the national average.The statewide labor force decreased 7,294 over the previous month. This was a result of 4,105 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment within the past four weeks, and a 3,189 decrease in residents employed. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.31 million, and the state’s 63.7 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.7 percent.last_img read more

Football: Brazil share spoils with Colombia in entertaining draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar bags two-match ban Neymar risks seven-game ban, Gonzalez 10 Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Luis Muriel became the first Colombian to score two goals against Brazil when he netted twice in the first half. However, goals from Casemiro and Neymar gave Brazil a deserved 2-2 draw in an entertaining match in Miami. Brazil took the lead in the 20th minute when Casemiro headed home a corner from Neymar, who was making his return to the national side after missing their victorious Copa America campaign. Muriel equalised from the penalty spot six minutes later after Alec Sandro was penalised for a clumsy challenge. Sandro then gave Colombia the lead 11 minutes before half time when he rifled high into the net from 10 meters out to finish off a superb team move. Brazil improved in the second half and Neymar got them level after 58 minutes when he tapped in from close range after Philippe Coutinho had split the Colombian defence with a long pass. In a game played without the use of VAR, Neymar had a strong penalty claim turned away with a quarter of an hour remaining. This was when Davison Sanchez forced him face first into pitch-side advertising but the referee waved the claim away and neither side could get the winner. “It was a difficult game, but I think that we had more chances and we could have won,” said Brazil captain Dani Alves. “But I think that a game at this level really could have gone either way. It’s left a bitter taste in our mouth.” Brazil will now go to Los Angeles where they face Peru on Tuesday, while Colombia play Venezuela in Tampa the same night. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Alex SandroBrazilCasemiroColombiaLuis MurielNeymarlast_img read more

Devlin called up for qualifiers

first_img Press Association Cliftonville goalkeeper Conor Devlin has been added to the Northern Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifying double header against Portugal and Luxembourg. O’Neill used goalkeeping coach Maik Taylor on the bench for last month’s win over Russia, but has opted to hand Devlin his first senior call-up this time. center_img Manager Michael O’Neill included only two goalkeepers in his initial squad – Roy Carroll and Michael McGovern – but Devlin has been training with the team in Belfast this week and has been formally added to the side ahead of Friday night’s clash with Portugal. He will also travel to Luxembourg on Sunday. last_img read more

MDI splits wins in double-header

first_img Bio Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Tom Paola pitched a complete game five-hitter but was outdueled by Presque Isle’s Saul Nunez, who allowed just four hits and struck out 11, in the Wildcats’ 3-2 first game win in Saturday’s doubleheader in Presque Isle.Jon Phelps doubled and drove in two runs and Jack Sasner, Steve Hanscom and Andrew Davis each singled for the Trojans.Phelps pitched eight innings with 10 strikeouts to win the 6-4 second game as the Trojans snapped a 4-4 tie with two runs im the top of the eighth.Phelps and Hanscom each drove in three runs with two hits apiece and Davis had a pair of hits.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.comcenter_img Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

Sumner’s Kala Young signs to play at UMaine-Machias

first_imgHARRINGTON — Sumner’s Kala Young signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for University of Maine at Machias before the team’s Wednesday, Jan. 4, road game against the Narraguagus Knights.Young called UMaine-Machias “the right fit” because of its smaller size and proximity to her hometown of Gouldsboro. The UMM campus is only 45 minutes from Gouldsboro, the easternmost town in Hancock County.“I have a sister who’s been there for a couple years, so I know the campus pretty well,” Young said. “I wanted the place where I felt most comfortable and could play at the right level, and this was it.”Young began playing traveling basketball in fourth grade while she was living Mariaville and immediately fell in love with the sport. She has also played for the Peninsula School in Gouldsboro and the Hancock County-based Downeast Basketball Club AAU team over the years.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textDuring her time at Sumner, Young has started games at both forward and center. She scored six points and added several offensive rebounds against a Narraguagus team that won the Class C state championship last season.“Kala has always been one of the leaders on our team,” Sumner head coach Bimbo Pinkham said. “She’s one of our best players around the basket, and she gives it her all even when the going gets tough. You have to feel good for a kid like that getting an opportunity at the college level.”UMaine-Machias head coach Troy Alley attended the game and presented the letter for Kala to sign. The Clippers are 4-7 under Alley this year with wins over Great Bay Community College, Unity, Hampshire College and NHTI.Kala’s father, James, said his daughter also received scholarship offers from the University of Maine at Farmington and Curry College in Milton, Mass. Although each school had something different to offer, UMaine-Machias seemed to stand out from the rest of the pack.“The coaches and everyone, they just all really made it seem like they wanted her,” James Young said. “We couldn’t be happier that she’s gotten this opportunity. It’s a real privilege for her to be able to play in college, and we’re all going to enjoy continuing to watch her play.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest Postscenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more

Scorpions shoot  up to third in Regional Four-Day standings

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – After going without a win for the first three rounds of the Regional Four-Day Championship, Jamaica Scorpions have shot up to third in the standings following their second consecutive victory on Sunday.Scorpions defeated Leeward Islands Hurricanes by five wickets in a thrilling finish to their fifth round encounter at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, when the contest seemed headed for a draw.Set 137 to win off 20 overs late in the final session, Scorpions reached their target with 14 balls to spare, with Nkrumah Bonner hammering a whirlwind unbeaten 66 off 47 balls.The victory, coming on the heels of a shock seven-run verdict over Guyana Jaguars in the fourth round in Georgetown, lifted Scorpions to 57.4 points – less than four points behind the five-time reigning champions on 60.8.Ironically, Scorpions and Jaguars will clash in the sixth round starting February 27 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, with a win for the hosts moving them into second spot.Jaguars endured frustration last weekend when they were held to a draw by Windward Islands Volcanoes, thanks to final-day unbeaten hundreds from veteran opener Devon Smith and captain Kavem Hodge.That result, however, kept Volcanoes on Scorpions’ heels in fourth on 50 points. Volcanoes have won just once this season and drawn three times, and face a difficult trip to leaders Barbados Pride in the next round.Pride, meanwhile, established themselves as the clear leaders with a dominant 299-run crushing of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force early on Sunday’s final day at Kensington Oval.The victory was their fourth consecutive win following their shock opening round loss to Volcanoes at Arnos Vale and it moved them to 84.2 points at the top.Red Force lie fifth on 46.6 while Hurricanes, with who losses on the trot, sit bottom of the six-team table on 32.6 points. They take on Red Force in Basseterre in the next round.last_img read more

Asaba 2018 Will Set Standards for Future African Championships, Says Ogba

first_imgThe Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba, on Tuesday, said beyond hosting a successful championship, the organisers intends to set new standards that the next host will have to maintain.“Our African Championships is just like the European Athletics Championships or the Asian and America equivalent. I have attended many editions of our championships, without being disrespectful to previous hosts, our standard is not at par with that of other continental or area championships. Our aim is to raise the standard so that all our star athletes will, from this edition, attend our premium championships’’.Ogba said a lot of innovations and fresh ideas are being introduced to make Asaba 2018 as good as the IAAF World Championships. “In terms of technology, we are using the latest technology in athletics for all our events. There won’t be shortage of equipment, in fact, the CAA officials that came said the equipment we have can host the world championships. We have secured over 20 hotels for athletes and officials and the training of their staff will start soon’’.The Chairman also revealed that the LOC is working with the Federal Government to ensure that everybody accredited for the championships gets their visas at point of entry and receive a very warm reception at the airport.There will also be a world-class opening and closing ceremony which will showcase the best of Asaba, Delta, Nigeria, and Africa to the world.For the first time, medalists in the African Championships will get some reward for their effort.Ogba said, “We did it with African Athletics Youth Championships. The standard we set in 2013 is now the template for future editions. We are determined to do it again so that our best athletes will embrace the African Championships because we shall make it a glamorous and prestigious championship from Asaba 2018”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

What time is the NBA trade deadline 2019? Latest news, rumors, top targets

first_imgMORE: Pelicans may make counter-offer to LakersWe’ve already seen one blockbuster so far with the Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks. The Pelicans are also discussing potential deals for Anthony Davis, so there could be plenty of fireworks before deadline day.Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 2019 NBA trade deadline.When is the NBA trade deadline?The NBA trade deadline is Thursday, Feb. 7. The cutoff point is 3 p.m. ET, though the news of some trades may emerge shortly after that deadline.Who are the top targets at the NBA trade deadline?Anthony Davis, Pelicans: Yep, that guy. The five-time All-Star forward has requested a trade out of New Orleans. That doesn’t mean the Pelicans will deal him before the deadline, though. They could wait until the summer when the Celtics can put together a strong trade package and drive up their asking price.JR Smith, Cavs: The Rockets and Pelicans have previously expressed interest in Smith, who has been floating in basketball purgatory after accusing the Cavs of tanking. In the right environment, Smith could at least provide a spot-up shooting, but his past couple years in Cleveland have been rough.Robin Lopez and Jabari Parker, Bulls: Chicago won’t back down in buyout negotiations with Lopez, leaving the big man stuck on a bad squad with limited opportunities. Parker’s predicament isn’t much better with the former Duke star removed from head coach Jim Boylen’s rotation.Wayne Ellington, Heat: Sporting News’ Sean Deveney reported back in December that the Lakers could be targeting Ellington to add some much-needed shooting to their roster. They won’t be the only team asking about Ellington’s status. (Important note: Ellington can veto any trade because he signed a one-year deal this past offseason and has full Bird Rights next summer.)Enes Kanter, Knicks: Multiple teams have already inquired about Kanter, who is averaging a double-double for the lowly Knicks. His play isn’t what makes him attractive, though — Kanter would be helpful for salary-cap reasons, as he is on an expiring contract ($18.6 million).A few Hawks players: Atlanta isn’t concerned with its record. The Hawks should be focused on acquiring assets. Kent Bazemore and Dewayne Dedmon could be available, but the most intriguing trade piece might be Jeremy Lin. The Pelicans, Sixers and Trail Blazers have all asked about the backup point guard, according to Sporting News’ Sean Deveney.A few Magic players: This situation is slightly different. Orlando is just outside of the East playoff bracket, so the Magic’s front office could put a fire sale on hold. Terrence Ross and Jonathon Simmons will likely be part of multiple trade discussions before the deadline passes. Even leading scorers Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon don’t feel completely safe at the moment.Latest NBA trade rumors and news— TRADE: Sixers land Tobias Harris in stunning blockbuster— TRADE: Bucks send Thon Maker to Pistons for Stanley Johnson— TRADE: Lakers acquire Reggie Bullock from Pistons— Wizards “not budging” on core trio ahead of deadline— Lakers end talks with Pelicans over “outrageous” demands— Grizzlies, Hornets skeptical on Marc Gasol trade, SN sources say— Lakers have discussed dealing for Bulls’ Jabari Parker— Clippers’ Tobias Harris drawing interest from multiple teams— TRADE: Rodney Hood heading to Trail Blazers — TRADE: Knicks send Kristaps Porzingis to Mavs— Anthony Davis won’t re-sign with Pelicans, demands trade— Grizzlies will listen to offers for Marc Gasol, Mike Conley The NBA trade deadline is approaching, and things are escalating quickly.A little past the halfway point in the season, 11 teams in the East are battling for eight playoff spots, and about 12 West squads are pushing for postseason play. That means the moves by contenders could make a greater impact than usual.last_img read more

Wichita State dismisses projected starter Teddy Allen after arrest

first_imgWichita State has dismissed Teddy Allen, a projected starter, from the program less than a week after he was arrested and accused of causing a disturbance at a woman’s home.“Coach (Gregg) Marshall and I met over the weekend to discuss the situation and the time that Teddy has spent within our program,” WSU athletic director Darron Boatright said in a statement (per the Wichita Eagle). “We came to this decision jointly and agreed that this is best for the program. We wish Teddy well moving forward.” “I’m both disappointed and sad, and I’m regretful that I wasn’t able to help Teddy more,” coach Marshall said in the statement. “I wish Teddy nothing but the best in his future.” Related News Mike Krzyzewski’s new walk-on at Duke? His grandson Allen was charged with two misdemeanors — domestic violence property crime and petty theft — last Thursday after a 23-year-old woman accused him of coming into her home, causing a disturbance, destroying her iPhone and stealing keys. He was booked into Sedgwick County Jail and released on $3,500 bond with an arraignment scheduled for July 29. Idaho’s men’s basketball coach Don Verlin fired for possible NCAA violations Kerry Blackshear Jr. could be nearing transfer decision, reports say The 6-foot-5 forward transferred to Wichita State from West Virginia but sat out last season after the NCAA denied his request for a waiver to immediately play, though he was allowed to travel with WSU on road trips. Before Allen’s dismissal, he was expected to be a starter for Wichita State after two of the team’s top scorers from the past season graduated. While playing for West Virginia, he averaged seven points in less than 12 minutes off the bench and scored 34 points in the team’s NCAA Tournament run to the Sweet 16 in 2018.last_img read more