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

Afterthoughts: During press conference rant, Jim Boeheim tees off on notion that Syracuse basketball is in 3-year downward spiral

first_imgFollowing Syracuse’s 77-66 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, head coach Jim Boeheim took aim at a Syracuse.com article that stated the Orange has been on a downward spiral over the past three years. Since Tyler Ennis hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give SU a dramatic 58-56 win at Pittsburgh three years ago, Syracuse has been “a rather ordinary entity,” the article states.SU hadn’t beaten the Panthers since — until Saturday, when the Orange jumped out to a 21-point halftime lead and eased to an 11-point victory in the Carrier Dome to improve to 2-1 in conference play. The win came less than a week after an embarrassing 15-point loss to Boston College to open its ACC slate.Boeheim didn’t have any more questions to answer at the 4:55 mark of his postgame press conference but raised the issue on his own, before upholding a back-and-forth “entertainment” session that lasted almost 10 minutes. You can watch the full rant here, starting at around the five-minute mark: Comments Published on January 8, 2017 at 9:21 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Boeheim, in short, states that Syracuse would probably have won one or two NCAA Tournament games in the 2014-15 season had it not self-imposed a postseason ban. He also argues the Orange’s 12-loss regular season in the 2015-16 campaign didn’t matter since Syracuse ended up making a surprise appearance at the Final Four as a No. 10 seed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUnlike any press conference in recent years, Boeheim neared a shouting match with the reporter, eventually turning the back-and-forth from an attack into a laughable session that the SU head coach chided that viewers pay to see anyway.“When you go to the Final Four, you could lose 20 games. It doesn’t matter,” Boeheim said. “Those are just numbers that you put in the paper that don’t mean anything.”Syracuse fans will remember the 2016 Final Four run over an 0-4 start in conference play and a 12-loss regular season that included two defeats to Pittsburgh – and one more in the conference tournament – and a 12-point loss to St. John’s at Madison Square Garden. Yes, Boeheim is right in claiming Tournament results trump regular season records.Three seasons ago, the Orange suffered an upset loss to 11-seed Dayton in the second round. Two seasons ago, SU wasn’t eligible for the NCAA Tournament after self-imposing a postseason ban. One year ago, the Orange squeaked into the field as a No. 10 seed and was the third-to-last team standing.In the end, Boeheim’s point was that regular-season records don’t matter as long as his team makes it to the Big Dance. Few cared about the 25-0 start since No. 3 seed Syracuse was upset by a No. 11 seed. In the 2014-15 season, SU’s regular season was rendered meaningless once it wasn’t eligible for postseason play. And even though the Orange lost 12 regular season games last season, it didn’t matter. What Syracuse does in the NCAA Tournament — if it makes it there this season — is what it will be judged on.“Last year was the fifth-best year I’ve ever had here. Ever. 40 years. The fifth-best year that I’ve had here,” Boeheim said. “ … If you just count wins, that means nothing.”MORE COVERAGE:What we learned from Syracuse’s 77-66 win over PittsburghSyracuse offense has found a groove with better efficiency The Final Word: Beat writers discuss SU’s win over Pitt (Podcast)Syracuse shuts off Jamel Artis in high post to stunt Pittsburgh offenseJohn Gillon plays ‘as good as you can get’Graphical breakdown of Syracuse’s victorySuperlatives from SU’s win against Pitt: Stud, dud, highlight, big moment and morelast_img read more

GPL: Predict League matches

first_imgPredict League – Week 4 – Oct 24, 2012Hearts of Oak – Wa All StarsTema Youth – DwarfsAshantiGold FC – Amidaus Profs.Heart of Lions – Liberty Profs.Aduana Stars – Asante Kotoko Arsenals – Real Tamale UnitedMedeama SC – Berekum ChelseaKing Faisal – Edubiase FClast_img