According to a Department of Trade andIndustry (DTI)-Negros Occidental, the supply started depleting on Jan. 30 basedon their monitoring and until Feb. 1, pharmacies were still posting signs intheir stores that they have ran out of facemasks. BACOLOD City – The alarm of terrorbrought by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have led to ascarce supply of facemasks in drugstores and other similar distributors here. Amihan also said that DTI-Negros hasissued a warning to retailers of facemasks and sanitizers to hold backoverpricing the products. Anything that will be sold at least 10 percent higherthan the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) will be charged for profiteering.“An ordinary and disposable facemask can be sold at PHP3 to PHP5 only,” hesaid.(With a report from PNA/PN) He said that their teams have observedthat the supply of the facemasks have been running low even before the virusscare, and there are, unfortunately, no current stocks of N95 masks in theprovince.“We actually started monitoring since the eruption of Taal Volcano in Luzon.Since then, most pharmacies in the city and other localities in the provincewere not able to replenish their supply of facemask from their respectivesuppliers in Manila,” he added. Romel Amihan, head of the ConsumerProtection Unit (CPU), said that they are keeping an eye on pharmacies andhardware stores that sell facemasks, along with other establishments that sellsanitizers. A written notice that says “Face Mask Out of Stocks!” is seen at a drug store inside a mall in Bacolod City. The availability of face masks in the city has been scarce following the confirmation of the Department of Health about the first case of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines on Jan. 30. PNA However, he disagreed that there hadbeen a panic buying of facemasks. Rather, the supplies came limited after thedemands increased due to the eruption of the Taal Volcano last month.
Have you seen the time turned in by Notre Dame’s Chris Giesting in the 600 meter dash? His time of 1.16.7 was the 6th fastest time ever run by a collegian. It was the 10th fastest by all runners, including the pros. Addrius Washington (Warren Central High School) of Indiana State ran the 8th fastest 60-meter hurdle time in a recent indoor meet.Not to be outdone, Katie Wise (Indian Creek High School), turned in a 60-meter dash time which is the 10th best in the nation this year. Katie Wise was a 3-time Indiana State Champ in the sprints while in high school. She also runs for Indiana State.The 3 largest universities in Indiana rank very high in the nation in indoor track ratings. The Purdue women are 4th, IU is 13th, and Indiana State is 18th. For the men, IU comes in first at 9th, while Purdue is 13th, and Indiana State is 18th. I am sure that this is the best overall ranking that these 3 schools have shown during the same season for quite a while. read more
Sunman, In. — The Sunman American Legion will host a talent contest for Area 9 Special Olympics athletes. The event will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. Everyone, even non-athletes, is welcome out and support the cause.
‘He is winning three games in a row and he can’t believe it,’ wrote Calzetti as Aguero jumped out of his chair after scoring a goal. Of course, his gaming doesn’t always go to plan, as shown in a clip taken by ESPN from the striker’s Twitch gaming channel. After missing a chance with his own in-game representation, the real-life Aguero puts his hands to his head in frustration, and a moment later the virtual Aguero does exactly the same thing. Sergio Aguero has been making sure he’s getting in plenty of time on the pitch during lockdown, albeit the virtual one in the video game FIFA 20. The Manchester City star showed off his gaming setup, which includes an array of hat-trick match balls, and a PlayStation 4 camera held up by a couple of Premier League Player of the Month trophies. Sergio Aguero has been using his Player of the Month awards to prop up a PS4 camera In a couple of videos posted to his girlfriend Sofia Calzetti’s Instagram story, he showed that he’s just as deadly in the game as in real life.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes15 Celebs Whose Careers Were Thwarted After One Simple MistakeTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes Aguero has scored 12 Premier League hat-tricks, overtaking Alan Shearer’s record of 11 in January this year in a 6-1 win over Aston Villa.He also holds the record for Premier League Player of the Month awards. He earned his seventh for his performances in January, surpassing Harry Kane and Steven Gerrard who each have six.Aguero pumps his fist in celebration as he wins his third game of FIFA 20 in a rowHe doesn’t display them as proudly as some of his other awards though, instead using a couple to prop up a PS4 webcam.Plenty of footballing stars have been putting in serious hours on their gaming consoles during the coronavirus lockdown.Read Also: EPL clubs briefed on proposed hotel lockdown ahead of returnThe ePremier League Invitational tournament had players representing their real life teams in the game, and eventually Wolves’ Diogo Jota defeated Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in the grand final, with the proceeds going to charity.Meanwhile, Manchester City will be hoping they can hang onto their star striker, with Argentine side Independiente ramping up their efforts to bring their former player back.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 read more
ORGANISERS of the Jamaica International Invitational have released the names of some of the world’s top athletes set to compete at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on May 20.Jamaica’s double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson leads the charge. At last year’s meeting she clocked a wind-assisted 10.71 to win the 100m, which set the pace for the rest of her season. This year she will contest the 200m, the event at which she is also the world silver medallist.World 100m hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison will be making her first trip to Jamaica. Apart from the U.S. Olympic Trials, Harrison won all of her 100m hurdles races last year en route to winning the Diamond Race in her event.U.S. compatriot and fellow sprint hurdler will also be making his first appearance in Jamaica. Allen won NCAA titles indoors and out in 2016 before winning the U.S. 110m hurdles title in a PB of 13.03. He went on to finish fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Olympic 200m silver medallist Andre De Grasse will take on world 400m silver medallist LaShawn Merritt over half a lap of the track, while former world 100m record-holder Asafa Powell will be joined by Mike Rodgers of the USA in the 100m.World and Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson takes on fellow Jamaican Stephenie Ann McPherson in the 400m, Olympic finalist Christania Williams will contest the 100m, and Javon Francis will lead the Jamaican charge in the 400m. read more
Dominique Duncan, assistant professor of neurology at Keck, uses HTC Vive. Surrounding her are MRI images. (Photo courtesy of Dominique Duncan)When MRI scans are taken, technology automatically splits the data into different sections, often resulting in errors that must be fixed manually. The process of correcting these errors is tedious and time consuming, in addition to teaching students how to do so. The Keck School of Medicine has developed a solution to this problem — a new technology called Virtual Brain Segmenter. VBS uses virtual reality features to decipher errors in brain scan data more effectively, instead of relying on computer programs to complete the same task.“People who had never interacted with MRI data were really excited about the tool,” said Dominique Duncan, an assistant professor of neurology at Keck. “And many commented that it already felt like a game and that they’d love to spend their free time using the tool.”The idea for this technology was conceived when Duncan was working in one of the neuroimaging labs teaching student volunteers to correct errors in MRI data.She noticed that students did not like the work, so she decided to create a solution using technology from electronic company HTC’s Vive, a virtual reality headset.“I was excited when we reached a point where it actually worked, because developing it took some time,” Duncan said. “I loved seeing people’s reactions when they tried it and enjoyed using it.” Duncan explained that the new technology allows users to zoom in and out of data with ease, while making it easier for them to concentrate on a set of data. A small-size experiment revealed that using the VBS technology saved users 68 seconds when finding data errors in MRI scans, according to USC News. “It just brings you closer to the data, helping you to better understand its spatial relationships and to provide an intuitive understanding of what goes with what,” said Arthur Toga, director of USC’s Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute. Now, Duncan plans to work with three L.A. high schools to continue testing VBS before crowdsourcing.“There are many things that will continue to improve the process, the interface [and] the presentation,” Toga said.Duncan hopes that VBS will become so intuitive and user-friendly that non-experts can assist with correcting errors.“As soon as we implement a few extra features, we plan to focus on crowdsourcing this tool and [have] it used by a wide audience around the world,” Duncan said. read more
Syracuse improved to 3-0 on the season on Saturday. Here’s how the SU community reacted on social media.[View the story “Syracuse fans react to win over Elon” on Storify] Comments Published on November 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first goal for the club put the Premier League side ahead, cutting in from the left to fire in with the aid of a deflection off Milan skipper Leonardo Bonucci.Wenger spoke before the game about his team showing fight without compromising their attacking principles – and they delivered in a dominant first-half performance.Aaron Ramsey deservedly doubled their lead before half-time, collecting Mesut Ozil’s piercing pass through the centre of Milan’s defence to round keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and tap in.Milan tried to up the tempo after the break, wasting a clear early chance to pull one back when Giacomo Bonaventura spooned over the bar.But Arsenal were largely unruffled from then on, limiting the home side to half chances with a solid defensive effort.The two away goals now make the Gunners firm favourites to reach the quarter-finals after next Thursday’s second leg at Emirates Stadium.RESULTSAC Milan 0-2 ArsenalAtletico 3-0 LokomotivDortmund1-2 Salzbur RBCSKA 0-1 LyonLazio 2-2 Dâ€™ KievMarseille 3-1 BilbaoLeipzig 2-1 ZenitSporting 2-0 PlzenShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EUROPAArsenal shoved aside their recent problems as a polished 2-0 performance at fallen giants AC Milan gave them the upper hand in their Europa League last-16 tie.The Gunners arrived at the San Siro at arguably the lowest point of Manager Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign, yet responded to a run of four straight defeats with a confident and controlled display against their Italian hosts. read more
Changes to immigration law in 2012 meant those without documents were asked for evidence to continue working, access services or even to remain in the UK. “I dearly hope that we can continue to listen to each other’s stories and to learn from one another. The diversity of our society is its greatest strength and gives us so much to celebrate,” he added. The newly-launched working group will bring together stakeholders and community leaders with government officials to address the challenges faced by the Windrush generation and their descendants. In a video message, the Prince of Wales has spoken of the “debt of gratitude” Britain owes the Windrush generation. In honour of Windrush Day, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting Bishop and representatives of the British Caribbean community. The report concluded the Home Office had shown “ignorance and thoughtlessness” on the issue of race when some people were incorrectly told they did not have the right to be in Britain. The author of a report into the Windrush scandal, Wendy Williams, is warning there is a “grave risk” of similar failures happening again if the government does not implement its recommendations. In the report, published in March, Williams was critical of the “hostile environment” policy operated by successive governments to tackle illegal immigration. She said the Home Office and ministers “should have realised the impact” of the legislation on different groups of people. Wendy Williams, speaking on a BBC radio programme, said the Home Office still needed to “make good on its commitment to learn the lessons”. National Windrush Day commemorates the day in 1948 when the Empire Windrush ship first arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex, southeast England, carrying the Caribbean migrants to help fill jobs in Britain. The British government has said that it is determined to “right the wrongs” of its treatment of those migrants and that Interior Minister Priti Patel and Bishop Derek Webley, will chair a cross-government working group to address the scandal. CMC The government said it gave £500,000 (US$621,000) to English community groups and local authorities to host events to mark National Windrush Day. “Today offers an opportunity to express the debt of gratitude we owe to that first Windrush generation for accepting the invitation to come to Britain and, above all, to recognise the immeasurable difference that they, their children and their grandchildren have made to so many aspects of our public life,” said Prince Charles. An estimated 500,000 people now living in the UK who arrived between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries have been called the Windrush generation. They were granted indefinite leave to remain in 1971 but thousands were children travelling on their parents’ passports, without their own documents. LONDON – National Windrush Day is being observed in London for the second consecutive year on Monday paying tribute to the contribution of Britons of Caribbean origin, who were later detained or deported as illegal immigrants. read more
Can you think of a better time for mixed martial arts?The UFC continues to deliver excitement at the highest of levels, while Bellator MMA has pooled its resources and created matchups that still hold intrigue. The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has carved out a niche with its regular season and playoff format — where winners of each division will pocket a cool $1 million — while promotions such as ONE Championship and Rizin remain forces to be reckoned with. That’s just naming a few promotions.Join DAZN and watch Combate Americas: Fresno on Aug. 2Then there’s Combate Americas: MMA, with a focus on the Hispanic market and an aim to deliver “Mucho Mas Accion” (Much More Action) in la jaula (the cage). Its CEO, Campbell McLaren, who also lists co-creator of the UFC on his resume, helped found the outfit in 2011 and launched its first event in August 2014.Five years later, Combate has already seen significant gains. Its June event in Hidalgo, Texas, pulled an average of more viewers on Univision than a UFC prelim on ESPN and a Bellator event on Paramount, both held the same weekend.McLaren sees no reason why Combate can’t keep thriving — to the point its brand of strike-heavy MMA ultimately becomes second only to soccer among Hispanics.Sporting News spoke with McLaren ahead of “Combate Americas: Fresno” on Friday about the promotion, how it fits into the current MMA climate, the magnitude of Tito Ortiz vs. Alberto Del Rio, his thoughts on the UFC being sold for $4 billion and the wild growth he projects for Combate in five years.Sporting News: In your estimation, where does Combate Americas fit into the current mixed martial arts landscape?Campbell McLaren: To my point of view, I think everyone is sort of fighting with the UFC for second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, (etc.), place. I think why Combate is doing so well — and this is not just promoter hyperbole, Mark, we are doing exceptionally well — I think because we presented something that’s very unique and very different with everything that’s out there.I think there’s a couple of things that point to that. One is we saw some preliminary Nielsen research that of the audience watching Combate on Univision, 91 percent do not watch other MMA and many of them have never watched MMA. So, my premise has always been Combate is going to bring in a new generation. I think everyone else is swimming in the same pool.I think we are the only organization that has reached out and got new fans to the sport. I know that’s a big claim, however I really think I can back it up with research, with our numbers, our growth in areas where there isn’t such a rich MMA world. And I think because we have changed the sport … we say MMA means ‘Mucho Mas Accion’ — Much More Action. I think we present a very fast-paced, very exciting form of the sport that emphasizes much more of the standup techniques than the ground techniques. I think we’ve created something that allows people, who are not deep, deep fans, to come in and enjoy this right away.The UFC probably has the best fighters under contract 25 to 35-years-old. I wanted to sign the new generation. We have half a million people watching us every Friday. Half a million new fans to the sport. Who else is doing that in this rich environment of MMA? Nobody. Everybody else is just cannibalizing everybody else’s audience. Combate has brought new fans to the sport. I’ve also brought new fighters and the history of Hispanic combat sports athletes is well-documented, especially in boxing. (Combate Americas) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1d/6f/campbell-mclaren_1f3wm9rwrzkvr1o76m3ersnjfg.jpg?t=1123184620&w=500&quality=80 What I’ve done is sort of migrate that boxing tradition into Combate, so my guys all know how to punch. We see the UFC and therefore all the environment of MMA as a grappling sport where the folks have learned how to strike. I’ve flipped that with Combate. My athletes are strikers and they’ve learned how to grapple. So, I’ve really upended the sport and changed how it’s presented.My guys don’t lean on points. I saw that the UFC is hovering around 50 percent of the fights going to the judges. Combate’s 20 percent (decisions). We have so many first- and second-round finishes. We have very exciting fights from very exciting fighters. I have a new style of fighting, new exciting athletes and they’re all pegged to their home countries in a World Cup style and come and represent.We are reinvigorating the sport. Instead of only trying to entice MMA fans, we’re trying to entice other fans — soccer fans, boxing fans, even MotoGP or Formula 1 fans. In the Hispanic world, there’s one sport and it’s soccer. We’re rapidly getting there (to be second). I’m beating the MLS in the U.S. in the ratings, I’m beating half the Mexican soccer teams in Mexico and in Spain, I’m beating both Bellator and the UFC on the same network. Regularly on TV, we’ve been beating Bellator this whole year in terms of TV ratings.I went to see Lorenzo (Fertitta) and Dana White five years ago — the (UFC’s) 20th anniversary was coming up — and I told them what I was doing and Lorenzo told me ‘I think you’re going to do great.’I talk to Dana all the time. He knows I’m beating him in Mexico, he knows I’m beating him in Spain and I’m coming for him in the U.S. But it’s a different audience. My audience might watch the UFC, maybe Bellator, but I don’t think they’re watching anything else. But they love Combate. That’s what our research, our numbers show.MORE: Alberto Del Rio talks Combate AmericasSN: Alberto Del Rio and Tito Ortiz have an impending fight (date to be determined). How big can that fight be for Combate, and who are some younger fighters you could really build into stars?McLaren: That’s something we think about every day and look to every day.Here’s what’s interesting — I know Tito spoke to Donald Trump Jr. Tito so represents the ‘Make America Great Again’ crowd, is old friends with President Trump and was on the Celebrity Apprentice and wears the MAGA hat and yet his parents were Mexican immigrants. That’s an interesting mix with Alberto, who prides himself as the proud Mexican and the first (Mexico-born) WWE heavyweight champion.The name of the event is ‘United by the Wall.’ I think it’s going to get very heated. The buildup is going to be phenomenal, the buildup is going to be off the charts. I wouldn’t be surprised if the president himself starts getting involved in this promotion. This is going to be nutty.In terms of who are my up and comers who are new that you’re going to be talking about in three, five years?“Super Melly” Melissa Martinez is fantastic. She’s 21-years-old, 6-0 in Combate and tends to win with kicks, so all her fights are super exciting. And she took a six-month break because she really wanted to complete her engineering degree with honors — which she did, graduating in May. She’s smart as hell and she fights like an assassin.Rafa Garcia: scary fighter. Andres Quintana: scary guy. Both of them are undefeated. Gustavo Lopez is our current (bantamweight) champion, he’s fighting at (Lake) Tahoe (on Aug. 23), defending his belt, trained by Miesha Tate.SN: Can you describe how the UFC was originally sold to the Fertitta brothers for $2 million back in 2000?McLaren: I did a famous interview called ‘Death is Cheap’ in the New York Times. I was an aggressive guy; the more I got pushed, the more I pushed back. I didn’t expect John McCain to come after me (referring to the UFC at the time), but once he did, it turned up the heat on the whole company and that’s when we ran into problem after problem.We started to get shut down and were turned off cable. And then Dana managed Tito Ortiz, and that’s how Dana knew about the UFC and convinced Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta to put up the money to buy it, but I had been gone (from the company) about a year at that point. I didn’t meet Lorenzo until much later. The company just wanted to get rid of it. It was a problem.SN: Fast forward to 2017, when the UFC was sold for $4 billion. What was your reaction to that?McLaren: It was fantastic. I was one of the bidders for the UFC. With a company called Providence Equity Partners, I put together a group of investors. I knew Lorenzo was selling before it ever came out.Lorenzo, I was talking to him once — we were sitting in his office and he said, ‘Oh, sometimes I think I would just like to (lets out a sigh). It was a deep tiredness in what he said. Lorenzo was very active in the running of the UFC. He wasn’t hands-off. After Lorenzo sighed like that, I knew he wanted out. It just was very obvious. He dropped his guard, which he rarely did.About six weeks later, I came back in and I go ‘Lorenzo, you’re a great negotiator, you’re out negotiating, so I’m just going to hit you with my best offer — we will give you $2.8 billion for the UFC.’ And you know what he said to me, Mark? He goes, ‘It’s a good start, Campbell.’ I was like ‘F—k me!’ I took my best punch — my $2.8 billion punch — and Lorenzo kind of dodged it.So, when you ask me what did I think? I was actually on the front line of that. When I saw that it was going for $4 billion, I knew that Combate was worth a lot of money, immediately. I’m building this, getting there and building a new audience and maybe it’s the second sport to soccer in 21 countries. What’s Combate worth? It was great news for me because I knew it was going to bring significant value to Combate.So, I was despondent when I left, I was thrilled when it was sold for the $4 billion. I really was.SN: In five years, how big can Combate Americas get?McLaren: I think in five years, Combate Americas will be the No. 2 sport for Hispanic sports fans in the world. There’s an opportunity here to again, be the No. 2 sport and No. 1 MMA organization in Hispanic countries. I think we’re going to get there in less than five years. I think that’s two years out. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIn five years, I do believe — because I’m finding the next level and next generation of exciting, young fighters — I believe we’re going to be the top MMA organization. I think we’ve got a swinging group and they’re babies now. In three, four, five years, they’re going to be at their peak. I’m going to have the best fighters under contract in the world.Soccer is soccer. It’s more of a religion, so vested into the culture. I think in five years, we will dominate the Spanish sports world and be second to only soccer. It’s never been my goal to go after the UFC, but I think by then, I’ll have the most exciting fighters on the planet. read more