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No need for ECQ yet in Visayas – Palace

first_imgPresident Rodrigo Duterte on April 6approved the recommendation to extend the Luzon-wide ECQ until the end of thismonth in a bid to further curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Cabinet Secretary, Karlo Nograles,spokesman of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of EmergingInfectious Diseases, for his part, added that expanding Luzon’s ECQ to Visayasand Mindanao is still not part of their plans now.  With the ECQ extension, movement of 57million people living in Luzon will remain severely restricted. People are onlybeing allowed to leave their homes for essential activities like buying food.   “Sangayon po makikita natin kahit na ‘yung Visayas hindi masyado naapektuhan sapagkat ‘yung mga gobernador doon, mga mayors nagkaroon sila ng mga sariling lockdownthat early. Nung wala pang infected nagla-lockdown na sila kaya walang nakakapasok na meron,” Panelo said yesterday. Although ECQ is not recommended inVisayas and Mindanao, social and physical distancing should still be practicedto avoid the possible transmission of COVID-19. MANILA – Unlike in Luzon, there is noneed yet to place Visayas and Mindanao under enhanced community quarantine(ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Presidentialspokesperson Salvador Panelo said. “Sa madalingsabi ‘yung Visayas at sa Mindanaoay depende po sa sitwasyon. Pero sa ngayon, sa tingin natin ay hindikailangan,” he added. “Kapagnagkaroon na ng vaccine about diyansa virus, we can go back to the old normal,” the Cabinet Secretary added. The ECQ caused the government to coughup more than P270 billion in social assistance funds for the poorest of thepoor and low-income households in the country./PN According to Panelo yesterday, severallocal chief executives in Visayas and Mindanao have already implemented ECQ intheir respective jurisdictions, which prevented the entry and eventual spreadof COVID-19. “Right now, there’s no need for enhancedcommunity quarantine in Visayas and Mindanao,” Nograles said. “But the taskforce will be monitoring the trends in the region day by day, week by week.” Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says there is no need yet to place Visayas and Mindanao under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) unlike Luzon. Still, people there are always required to observe physical and social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. “Kailanganpa rin ang social distancing. The new normal is social, physical distancing pa din,” Nograles said. “Kapag wala ang disiplinang ‘yan, uselesslang ang sakripisyo natin.”last_img read more

Daniel Corcos – Why 10Bet is Backing Blackburn All the Way

first_img Share Submit Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Daniel Corcos – 10Bet10Bet, one of the world’s fastest growing online sports betting operators, has signed a major three-year partnership agreement with EFL Championship side Blackburn Rovers, becoming the club’s Official Principal Sponsor. 10Bet Marketing Director Daniel Corcos explains the thinking behind the deal.__________________________10Bet’s deal to become the Official Principal Sponsor of EFL Championship side Blackburn Rovers marks our first foray into the UK football sponsorship arena, and is a major step forward in the brand’s expansion strategy.The partnership significantly enhances 10Bet’s profile, allowing us to promote our class-leading sports betting product to a much wider audience.As founder members of both the Football League and the Premier League, Blackburn are the perfect fit for 10Bet, one of the longest-running online bookmakers. Rovers are a club with an illustrious history, having famously won the Premier League title on the final day of the 1994-5 season, and after achieving promotion back to the Championship last season, have a bright future ahead of them.We are looking forward to supporting both the fans and the local community, building on the feel-good factor generated by the team’s recent success, as Tony Mowbray and the lads campaign to get back in the top flight where they belong.Fresh New Visual IdentityThe new 10Bet visual identity will now feature on the front of Blackburn’s famous blue and white shirts for the next 3 seasons, around the club’s historic Ewood Park stadium, and on all commercial and consumer communications distributed by the club. 10Bet will also supply exclusive match programme editorial content.With uniquely knowledgeable and passionate punters and a decades-long history of nationwide licensed sports betting, the UK market is undoubtedly the benchmark for the global online betting industry.As such, we are determined to expand our UK market share as the basis for our wider international growth strategy, with the Rovers fanbase as a core element of our membership.This deal comes at the perfect time for 10Bet, just a few months after the launch of our totally revamped responsive website and the addition of a raft of cutting-edge betting features which illustrate our position as an innovation leader.Massive In-Play OfferingUnique features like Pulse Bet, offering jackpot-style rising payouts on in-play football bets, and Action Betting, a quick-fire bet suggestion tool powering the fastest placement in the industry, offer UK customers a range of options that will deliver true standout value in a crowded marketplace.These mobile-first options are designed to appeal to fresh demographics, who bet exclusively on their smartphones and who are crucial to the future success of the 10Bet brand. In-play provides players with the most accessible and exciting form of betting, and 10Bet is already known around Europe as the leader in the field.Looking around the top divisions in England, it is clear that the online betting sector is becoming increasingly competitive – 17 of the 24 teams in the Championship are sponsored by online betting or casino companies.However, we are confident that as 10Bet is exposed to a far larger pool of potential customers, the savvy British player will appreciate the quality of our offering, its user-friendly interface, unique features and an industry-leading number of pre-match and in-play markets.A hugely successful World Cup for 10Bet has already proved the value of a superior sportsbook product, and in the coming months we intend to take this to the next level, providing Blackburn fans, football supporters and sports bettors across the UK with the most reliable and rewarding online betting experience. Related Articleslast_img read more

NHL investigating Arizona Coyotes for allegedly ‘fitness testing’ draft-eligible prospects, per report

first_imgArizona Coyotes:“We are aware of the reports. We have discussed the matter with the NHL and we will have no further comment at this time.” https://t.co/fMdlErMKn6— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 31, 2020The NHL holds its own combine prior to each year’s draft in which eligible prospects work out and have opportunities to interview with interested teams in efforts to distinguish themselves from the pack. According to Dreger, the league very clearly states that teams may not conduct any sort of physical tests before the combine.  Morgan reported that the league grew concerned with the participation of a strength and conditioning consultant, Tommy Powers, in these interviews. Additionally, the Coyotes reportedly requested that draft prospects attend these interviews wearing a T-shirt and shorts so team staff could “eyeball” their bodies. Morgan’s sources contended that the Coyotes did not take any measurements or request any physical tests during these interviews.If the league determines the Coyotes are guilty of this violation, the franchise could face fines of $250,000 or more per incident. On Feb. 8, Dreger reported that there are at least 20 instances of the team fitness testing draft-eligible players. Dreger said the three leagues that make up the CHL — the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League — have sent emails to their respective teams asking them to report any contact between them and the Coyotes organization. While he cited only unnamed sources, Dreger said that multiple CHL teams have alleged contact with Arizona regarding physical testing of their players.The Athletic’s Craig Morgan reported that the Coyotes do not believe they’ve broken any rules and simply asked prospects questions about their eating habits, supplement use and workout regimens during interviews with draft-eligible prospects before the NHL draft combine. Morgan’s reporting also expands the investigation to the United States’ top junior league, the USHL; the team reportedly tested numerous players invited to 2019’s combine from that league as well.MORE: Buffalo Sabres fan unleashes wild tirade against franchise owner on radio show The NHL is reportedly investigating the Arizona Coyotes organization for alleged recruiting violations regarding how the club may handle its pre-draft scouting process.According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the investgation concerns the Coyotes allegedly putting draft-eligible Canadian Junior League prospects through fitness testing ahead of the 2019 NHL draft. Dreger initially tweeted out his report of the investigation’s existence Thursday before expanding on it in TSN’s “Insider Trading” segment.last_img read more

Massy Group pledges support towards suicide prevention, mental health awareness

first_imgTo mark World Suicide Prevention Day, which is being observed today, the Massy Group which operates in Guyana has again pledged its support towards the prevention of suicide as well as bringing awareness to mental health, an issue which is sometimes overlooked. For this year’s observance, the establishment has collaborated with the Mental Health Unit of the Public Health Ministry to undertake similar activities, including an annual suicide prevention walk in collaboration with Prevention of Teenage Suicide (POTS), debating competitions tackling suicide prevention and mental health, and the hosting of an impactful and strong production of a theatrical performance at the National Culture Centre.Director of the Massy Group, Christpen Bobb-Semple noted that the company will continue to collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to get the message out that one life lost is one too many. He further indicated that the activities for the Group include ongoing social media posts with positive and uplifting messages – which also include phone numbers for lifelines that can be utilised. In a greater effort to sensitise Guyana’s population at large, the group will provide sponsorship for the mental health segment of a television programme, titled “Perspectives” which will be aired on Television Guyana (TVG)-Channel 28 every Tuesday at 14:00h for the next three months. This programme will explore the contributory factors such as depression, substance abuse, among others.In addition to this, the company is also in discussions with the Rotaract Club of the University of Guyana to lend support to a discussion forum targeting mental health on campus. This will be complemented with a play slated for October 10 – World Mental Health Day— an event which the company seeks to partner with Ministry of Education in order to have students’ attendance.With this year’s theme being ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’, the Director has announced that plans for 2020 have also been discussed with Director of the Mental Health Unit, Dr Util Thomas, as the Massy Group is committed to play its part in reversing the numbers.Guyana was previously labelled as one of the region’s most suicide-plagued countries, according to statistics over the past few years.Clinical Psychologist attached to the Public Health Ministry, Balogun Osunbiyi earlier this year explained that the suicide death rates in Guyana stood at 44.2 per cent in 2012.Over the years, this high percentage has decreased with 2016 figures standing at 29 per cent and in 2017, 24.67 per cent.If you or someone you may know may be at risk for suicide, seek help by calling the lifelines: 226-1402, 226-1405, 226-1416.last_img read more