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Taal& rsquo;s vog bad for health & mdash; Philvolcs

Volcanologists  warn the public  to take extra precaution particularly those with certain health problems as volcanic smog (vog) and high emission of sulfur dioxide (S02) have been observed in the Taal Volcano for the past 24 hours......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 16th, 2021

Funds & lsquo;not lost to corruption& rsquo; but DOH has to do paper work& mdash;COA

The Commission on Audit clarified on Friday it did not find “deficiencies” linked to corruption in its report on the P67.3 billion COVID-19 response funds of the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

Beal enters COVID-19 protocols

Los Angeles—A member of the US Olympic men’s basketball team has been placed in Covid-19 health and safety protocols, USA Basketball confirmed on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 16th, 2021

EU ministers to meet on Navalny& rsquo;s health

BRUSSELS—European Union foreign ministers are set to meet virtually Monday for talks on the health of dissident Alexei Navalny, as the United States warned Moscow of “consequences” if the Kremlin critic dies in prison and tensions soared over a Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s border......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

World Roundup: & bull; 6 EU states stop AstraZeneca use & bull; UK strain 64% deadlier& mdash;study

Health authorities from Denmark and Norway said Thursday they were temporarily suspending the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after some patients developed blood clots since receiving the jab......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

NFL inviting 7,500 health care & lsquo;heroes& rsquo; to Super Bowl

Los Angeles—The NFL is inviting roughly 7,500 health care workers vaccinated against Covid-19 to attend next month’s Super Bowl in Florida, the league confirmed in a statement on Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

Gov& rsquo;t policy on public health not for sale & mdash; solon

Lawmakers reiterated the call for an investigation on the Food and Drug Administration’s questionable receipt of private funding from international private groups, The Union and Bloomberg Initiative, in exchange for the issuance of pre-defined policies on e-cigarettes or vapor products and heated tobacco products......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

More Dengvaxia cases vs. Garin, 38 others& mdash;PAO

The Public Attorney’s Office on Monday disclosed the filing of more Dengvaxia-related cases “in the coming days” against ex-health secretary Janette Garin, now Iloilo representative, and 38 others before the Department of Justice......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Gov& rsquo;t up to task of dealing with virus& mdash;Duque

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday assured the public that the government was up to the task of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought even the most powerful nation in the world to tears......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

New cases fewer than 2K for 4th straight day& mdash;DOH

There are 1,407 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, pushing the country’s total to 402,820, the fourth straight day new cases counted fewer than 2,000, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Polio immunization starts Oct. 26& mdash;DOH

The Department of Health supported by World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund will conduct the nationwide measles and polio supplemental immunization campaign starting October 26 this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Enabling the future of education with blended learning

With the start of a new academic year, government and learning institutions were deep in preparation for the new normal of the country’s education sector — transitioning to a blended and distant learning approach amid the ongoing health crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Inspiring Filipinos to stay strong

Most health advice can be summed up to staying physically active—even while at home—or doing simple but essential activities that also benefit one’s mental state......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

Wear mask before sex& mdash;Canada expert

Canada’s chief public health officer on Wednesday urged couples to wear masks during sex to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Cool Smashers officially introduce new libero Ponce

Not to be outdone by its sister-team, three-time Premier Volleyball League champion Creamline also made significant moves to beef up its roster. The Cool Smashers making sure they got all positions covered, formally introduced their latest addition in Adamson University libero Thang Ponce. Say hello to our newest ka-vibes that’s joining our #CreamlineCoolSmashers lineup! Let’s give a good vibes welcome to the former Lady Falcon, Thang Ponce! She’s a 2018 PVL Collegiate Conference Best Libero kaya she’s a strong addition to the team! #ArawArawGoodVibes pic.twitter.com/0ymKA6FDRp — Cool Smashers (@CoolSmashers) August 25, 2020 One of today’s talented liberos in the collegiate ranks, Ponce will give Creamline an extra piece to man the floor alongside starting defense specialist Kyla Atienza.      The arrival of the 2018 PVL Collegiate Conference Best Libero also filled the spot left by veteran Mel Gohing, who transferred to Motolite. Creamline’s recruitment coup came on the heels of ChocoMucho’s aggressive signings of volleyball big names including Denden Lazaro, Ponggay Gaston and Deanna Wong to play alongside Ateneo Lady Eagles teammates Bea De Leon, Maddie Madayag and Kat Tolentino. With a seasoned lineup, the Cool Smashers remain to be the team to beat come the PVL’s fourth staging of the Open Conference, which is expected to begin as soon as the government gives its green light for competition to resume amid the health crisis. Already bannered by reigning Open Conference Most Valuable Player Jema Galanza, Alyssa Valdez, setter Jia Morado, Michele Gumabao and Risa Sato, Creamline added another weapon to its arsenal early this year after tapping the services of all-around player Ella De Jesus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

LG announces 2nd quarter financial results

Seoul— LG Electronics Inc. second-quarter 2020 financial results were affected significantly by the worldwide impact of the pandemic. Consolidated revenue of KRW 12.83 trillion (USD 10.51 billion) was 17.9 percent lower than the same period of 2019, while operating profit of KRW 495.4 billion (USD 405.65 million) declined 24.1 percent from last year’s record second-quarter operating income. The resilient company managed its supply chain and cost structure to weather the storm of the global public health and economic crises. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

It& rsquo;s still test, trace, isolate, protect

Last April, immediately after the ECQ was imposed we reminded the Department of Health and the IATF not to forget the long established WHO protocol in the handling of pandemics: Test, Trace, Isolate and Protect or in that agency’s code—TTIP......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

& lsquo;No reason to fear Benedict& rsquo;s health& rsquo;

Vatican City—The Vatican on Monday said former Pope Benedict XVI was not in especially bad health after his biographer told a German newspaper he was “extremely frail”......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

& lsquo;No silver bullet for coronavirus& rsquo;

Paris—The World Health Organization on Monday warned there might never be a “silver bullet” for the coronavirus, as Australia’s second-largest city went under curfew and the number of global infections passed 18 million......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

Indians Bieber strikes out 13 against Twins to tie record

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians’ 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday against Kansas City. His 27 strikeouts in the two games matched the record set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954 during the first two starts of his short career. Facing a Twins team that came in with the second-best run differential in baseball, Bieber allowed three singles in his eight innings. Francisco Lindor supplied all the offense Cleveland needed with a two-run homer in the third inning off Jose Berríos (0-1). After Jose Ramirez singled with two outs, Berrios left an 0-2 pitch up over the plate, and Lindor drove it over the fence in right for his second homer of the season. YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 6 BALTIMORE (AP) — Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning after New York blew an early five-run lead, and the Yankees swept an impromptu two-game series. Luke Voit hit his first career grand slam for the Yankees, who stretched their winning streak against Baltimore to 18 games and notched their 17th consecutive victory at Camden Yards. New York has swept six straight series from the Orioles dating to early last year. Judge’s second homer in two games — a no-doubt shot to left off Cole Sulser (0-1) — came after Pedro Severino put Baltimore in front with a two-run drive in the eighth against Jonathan Loaisiga (1-0). Zack Britton worked the ninth for his second save. After Voit connected in a five-run first inning against John Means, Hanser Alberto hit a two-run drive in the bottom half off J.A. Happ. Rio Ruiz homered for the third time in five games with a man on in the second to cut the deficit to 5-4. RED SOX 4, METS 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Vázquez hit two more homers and Martín Pérez gave Boston’s patchwork rotation a much-needed lift. Pérez (1-1) overcame four walks and some shaky defense behind him, allowing only two hits while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings for his first win with the Red Sox. Vázquez connected twice off Steven Matz (0-1), including a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch in the fourth that put Boston ahead 3-2. Boston loaded the bases with nobody out in the ninth and added an insurance run when Edwin Díaz hit José Peraza with a pitch. Brandon Workman, on the mound for the third straight day after throwing 30 pitches Wednesday, got the last three outs for his second save — both in the last two nights. ROYALS 5, TIGERS 3 DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save since 2017 and Kansas City overcame Miguel Cabrera’s first multihomer game since 2016. Once a standout closer for St. Louis, Rosenthal has struggled with his health and his effectiveness in recent years, finishing 2019 with a 13.50 ERA in 22 appearances with the Nationals and Tigers. When he retired JaCoby Jones on a grounder to end the game, he gave his glove a little celebratory tap. The Royals' offense came through late. Whit Merrifield scored on Salvador Perez’s grounder to break a 2-all tie in the seventh. Bubba Starling added a double the following inning that gave Kansas City two insurance runs it ended up needing. Cabrera hit solo homers in the first and eighth, and Jonathan Schoop added one for Detroit in the fourth. It was Cabrera’s first multihomer game since Sept. 30, 2016 at Atlanta, and he’s gone deep three times in the first seven games this year after hitting only 12 home runs in 2019. Greg Holland (1-0) won in relief for the Royals, and Jose Cisnero (1-1) took the loss. BRAVES 2, RAYS 1 ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried retired Tampa Bay’s first 14 batters and combined with three relievers on a four-hitter to lead Atlanta. Dansby Swanson had a run-scoring single in Atlanta’s two-run second inning. Fried (1-0) struck out seven and walked one while allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander improved to 4-0 in four interleague starts. Luke Jackson, and Shane Greene combined for four outs before Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his second save. Ryan Yarbrough (0-1) allowed two runs on only two hits with three walks in 6 1/3 innings. NATIONALS 6, BLUE JAYS 4 WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael A. Taylor’s second homer of the season helped the “visiting” Nationals knock around struggling Hyun-Jin Ryu and beat home-away-from-home Toronto before both teams head into a coronavirus-caused mini break. Kurt Suzuki delivered a two-run double and Asdrúbal Cabrera added an RBI double off Ryu (0-1), who gave up Taylor’s two-run shot to straightaway center that he celebrated with a socially distanced dugout dance in the fourth. Erick Fedde, making his second start in place of a sidelined Stephen Strasburg, gave up two runs in 3 1/3 innings. Ryne Harper (1-0) followed and got five outs for the win. Daniel Hudson pitched the ninth to earn his first save of the year. Nationals rookie third baseman Carter Kieboom reached base four times — two singles, two walks — and scored twice. Teoscar Hernández homered twice, giving him four during this four-game series at Washington, and Cavan Biggio hit a solo shot for Toronto. Neither team will play again until Tuesday, a four-day gap that is normally unheard of in baseball, where clubs can go weeks at a time without any respite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

No penalty but SBP tells Go and Thiry not to embarrass themselves after viral game

While they ultimately escaped PBA sanctions, Isaac Go and Thirdy Ravena didn't necessarily get off scot-free from their basketball game while Metro Manila is still under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, a video on social media showed Go and Ravena, among others, engaging in a scrimmage at a gym in San Juan. Go, who is Columbian's top pick from the 2019 Gilas draft, escaped with just a verbal warning from PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial. The same pretty much goes for Thirdy, who is headed to Japan to play for San-en NeoPhoenix in the B.League. [Related: Thirdy Ravena signs with San-en NeoPhoenix in Japan’s B.League] Both players will likewise not any penalties from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, but they were reminded by the SBP bosses not to embarrass themselves and the national basketball federation by violating government-mandated health protocols. Not only are they both Gilas prospects, both Go and Thirdy are widely seen as key pillars for the national team's future. "Wala kaming iniisip na penalty o fine," SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios said about Go and Thirdy during the recent Philippine Sportswriters Association forum. "Definitely napag-sabihan sila ni President Panlilio at ni sir Butch [Antonio] na itigil na yung ginagawa niyong hindi ayon sa regulasyon. Nakakahiya tayo," Barrios added. Aside from Go and Thiry, Ginebra star Japeth Aguilar and Rain or Shine rookie Adrian Wong were also seen on video playing in the said viral game. [Related: PBA: Japeth, Wong fined P20,000 for viral basketball game under quarantine] Aguilar and Wong have been fined P20,000 each by the PBA Monday and will be subject to 30 hours of community service. The pair are also directed to undergo swab testing for COVID-19 before and after a required 14-day quarantine period. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020