All businesses, industries may now operate

first_imgAlso, all workplaces are encouraged to practice alternative work arrangements for employees who are more than 60 years old, those with comorbidities, immunodeficiencies and other health risks, and pregnant women. * Drivers must disinfect their vehicles before and after trips. However, activities that involve mass gathering of students remain prohibited. * A non-permeable material or acetate must be installed inside vehicles to separate the driver from passengers. Even before the transition to modified general community quarantine was announced Friday last week, May 29, 2020, traffic was already building up on Iloilo City’s main thoroughfares such as Bonifacio Drive. Expect the metro’s streets to be congested today, June 1, 2020, when the quarantine downgrade begins. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Kon may makit-an kita nga naka-inum na sang todo, indi na sila maka-drive. We will be very strict gid when it comes to that,” said Treñas. * Drivers, conductors and commuters are required to wear facemask. No face mask, no ride. As to transportation, Treñas said operators and drivers of public utility jeepneys, buses and taxis should comply with the rules and regulations issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2020-017, s. 2020), with emphasis on the following: Also, under EO No. 086, back-riding on motorcycles is prohibited./PN ILOILO City – Now under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), this city is expected to be bustling with people and economic activities once more. All establishments and industries are now allowed to operate. Dine-in service and food retail establishments are allowed to operate, too, but for a maximum of 12 hours in a day only and with only 50 percent of their customer capacity. Also, Treñas retained the curfew – from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Treñas said the liquor ban may be reimposed should there be violations of these conditions or if there are alcohol-induced violations of laws, without prejudice to the filing of appropriate charges in court against violators. However, because the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains, workers will all be required to continue observing health safety practices such as physical distancing, frequent hand-washing and wearing of facemask. As to school classes, home-based or school face-to-face classes may be conducted in higher education institutions provided there is strict compliance to minimum health standards, in consultation with the Iloilo City Government, and with compliance to the guidelines of the Commission on Higher Education. He mentioned drunk driving as example of violation. For K-12 basic education, the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan of the Department of Education shall be adopted. * Buses, modern jeepneys and shuttle services must only board around 50 percent of their capacity to ensure physical distancing. EO No. 086 further set a cap on establishments’ operational capacity – at 50 percent maximum. These establishments include businesses not allowed to operate under GCQ but could now operate. Among these are spas, fitness studios, sports facilities, libraries, museums, travel agencies, resorts, parks and other leisure/tourism establishments, cinemas, computers and online gaming shops, clubs, casinos, and cockpits, among others, hotels and other accommodation. * Fares shall be collected before a passenger boards the jeepney or bus. * Buses must have thermal scanners to check the temperature of passengers and drivers. Mayor Jerry Treñas, in Executive Order (EO) No. 086 setting MGCQ guidelines, also lifted the liquor ban. However, public consumption of liquor remains prohibited. Also, establishments are prohibited from dispensing liquor after 5 p.m. of each day. EO No. 086 still regulates certain activities. Individual and group exercises including non-contact sports such as golf, tennis, table tennis, swimming and the like are allowed, provided minimum public health standards are observed as appropriate. Public gatherings such as but not limited to movie screenings, concerts, sporting events and other entertainment activities, community assemblies, religious gatherings and non-essential work gatherings are allowed provided the number of participants shall be limited to a maximum of 50 percent of the venue’s seating capacity, and with strict compliance to minimum health and safety standards.last_img read more

Call for multiple Lions captains

first_imgHe believes one skipper from all four national teams can form a leadership group.Jones says the stand-out player from the warm-up games could then be captain for the first Test.last_img

Year 2016: AFP Sports quotes of the year

first_imgJamaica’s Usain Bolt (2ndL) reacts after he crossed the finish line head of USA’s Justin Gatlin (R), Canada’s Andre De Grasse (L) and France’s Jimmy Vicaut to win the Men’s 100m Final.Paris, France | AFP | ATHLETICS“There you go. I’m the greatest.” – Usain Bolt on securing his ‘triple triple’ of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay golds at the Rio Olympics“I have to make a new bucket list now. I’ve achieved all I wanted to in track and field.” – Jamacian sprint star Bolt“I don’t consider myself a traitor. I simply revealed the shameful truth, which our country doesn’t want to confront, and the only reason I told the truth about it all, was to try and put a stop to it.” – Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova who exposed Russia’s state-backed oping programmeSWIMMING“This is how I wanted to finish my career. I’ve lived a dream come true. Being able to cap it off with these Games is just the perfect way to finish.” – Michael Phelps after winning his 23rd Olympic gold medal in Rio“Sun Yang, he pisses purple!” – French swimmer Camille Lacourt on Chinese rival Sun Yang, the Olympic 200m freestyle champion who served a doping ban in 2014“It was quite hard to think that you are a swimmer and you might end up dying in the water.” – Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini who competed in the Rio GamesFOOTBALL“I came like a king, left like a legend.” – Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his departure from Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester United.“The ugly duckling went and scored. Now he’s a beautiful swan. ” – Portugal coach Fernando Santos on Euro 2016 hero Eder“From the beginning when something was wrong I’ve been saying: ‘Dilly-ding, dilly-dong, wake up, wake up!’ So on Christmas Day I bought for all the players and all the staff a little bell. It was just a joke.” – Leicester’s Italian manager Claudio Ranieri’s warning to players not to slip up in training as they charged towards the Premier League titleGYMNASTICS“I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.” – Biles after winning the women’s all-around gold in RioBOXING“I’ve done lots of cocaine. Lots of it. That ain’t a performance enhancing drug.” – Former world heavyweight champion Tyson FuryOLYMPICS“(A) shocking new dimension in doping with an unprecedented level of criminality.” – IOC President Thomas Bach on allegations of Russian doping at the Sochi 2014 Winter OlympicsCRICKET “I got a call yesterday, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they’ve reviewed the captaincy of the Twenty20 team and I won’t be captain anymore and that my performances have not merited selection in the squad.” – Darren Sammy after being sacked as captain of the West Indies team despite leading them to a second world title in 2016.“I woke up at 5:00 am thinking I’d missed the bus so I jumped out of bed and panicked about where everything was.” – England batsman Keaton Jennings after marking his Test debut with a century against India in Mumbai“I’m sleeping with him tonight.” – South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on fast bowler Kagiso Rabada who took seven wickets in the win over Australia in PerthTENNISReporter to Venus Williams at the US Open: “Just talk about the joy quotient versus the win quotient.” Venus: “The what?”“Seems like doubles players today would be getting callouses from shaking hands after every point, whether won or lost.” – Coaching guru Nick Bollettieri on the vogue for celebrations during doubles matchesGOLF“Look, it’s my opinion. I think my opinion is shared by a few people, but some people may think it’s wrong, and that’s fine. I’ve spent seven years trying to please everyone, and I figured out that I can’t really do that, so I may as well be true to myself.” – Rory McIlroy defends his decision not to play in the Olympics, and says he would be watching the “stuff that matters” at home“Big picture, it feels good to be back out here playing again, competing and trying to beat the best players in the world. I missed it. I love it.” – Tiger Woods on competing again at the Hero World Challenge after nearly 16 months away from the PGA TourFORMULA ONE“I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right.” – World champion Nico Rosberg on his decision to retire“It appears currently the ‘guy above’ doesn’t really want me to win right now.” – Rosberg’s Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, who ended runner-up.RUGBY UNION“It says a lot about how he looks after kids because they were all over the place.” – Ireland coach Joe Schmidt after a young and injury-hit Ireland beat Australia 27-24 in November. He was responding to Ireland’s Simon Zebo, who said it was like a creche and he felt like the old guy on the pitch as Ireland become first Northern Hemisphere side since England in 2003 to beat all three of the traditional Southern Hemisphere giants in a calendar year.“I said a prayer on the way over, ‘Please, Jesus, let him have shaved!” – Olive Foley, widow of former Ireland and Munster No8 Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley, giving the eulogy at his funeral — flanked by their two young sons — adding a piece of dry humour about the trip to Paris to collect his body after the Munster head coach died aged 42 on eve of a European Champions Cup clash with Racing 92.CYCLING“I wanted it to end like this and not with some crappy little race in northern France — Paris-Tours — climbing off in the feed zone. It’s brilliant.” – Bradley Wiggins after winning a fifth Olympic gold and British record eighth medal in his fifth Olympics at Rio Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Salah goes from Chelsea flop to African king

first_imgEgypt’s Mohamed Salah vies for the ball against Congo’s Tobias Badila during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017. AFP PHOTO Accra, Ghana | AFP | It took Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah just three years to transform from a Chelsea reject to being crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana Thursday.Salah failed to blossom after moving from Swiss outfit Basel to Stamford Bridge, leading to him being lent to Serie A sides Fiorentina and AS Roma, then sold to the latter.At Roma, his career took off as he scored 29 goals in two seasons and created 17 others to draw the attention of several English Premier League suitors.Liverpool made a successful £34.3 million (about $46.5 million; 38.5 million euros) bid and Salah has not looked back since, scoring 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions.He has made a habit of bagging braces with the most recent helping Liverpool come from behind at home to edge Leicester City 2-1 last month.Seventeen of the goals have come in the Premier League, placing him second in the scorers’ charts, only one goal behind Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.Apart from his Liverpool exploits, Salah last year helped resurgent Egypt finish Africa Cup of Nations runners-up and reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990.The African Player of the Year title completed an awards hat-trick after he was named BBC African Footballer of the Year in December and Arab Player of the Year earlier this week.It is a far cry from a few years ago when Salah was doubting whether he could ever become a regular scorer in a major European league.“Mohamed has been absolutely amazing and gives Liverpool a different dimension because his pace gets him behind defenders,” said former Liverpool star Ian Rush.“Before the arrival of Salah, opponents of Liverpool were happy in the knowledge that no one was going past them.”Another former Liverpool star, Gary McAllister, said the Egyptian combined individual skill with teamwork.“Mohamed has wonderful flair, but also works effortlessly for the side and is very much a team player.“He works his socks off for the badge and that is what really impresses me. He is also capable of scoring from all areas of the pitch.”Most Egyptian stars eventually play for one of the Cairo club giants — Al Ahly or Zamalek — before considering a move to Europe.But Salah never lined up for the “Red Devils” of Ahly or the “White Knights” of Zamalek, turning out for less fashionable El Mokawloon instead in the Egyptian capital.His goals attracted the attention of Basel, who signed him after Egyptian domestic football was suspended in 2012 when a football-related Port Said riot claimed more than 70 lives.He played for Egypt at under-20 and under-23 levels before making his senior debut and was the leading 2018 World Cup qualifying scorer in Africa with five goals. *****Complete list of winners at the 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony in Accra Thursday:Player of the Year1. Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool/ENG), 2. Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool/ENG), 3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borussia Dortmund/GER)Women’s Player of the YearAsisat Oshoala (Nigeria, Dalian Quanjian/CHN)Youth Player of the YearPatson Daka (Zambia, Liefering/AUT)Coach of the YearHector Cuper (Egypt)Club of the YearWydad Casablanca (Morocco)National Team of the YearEgyptWomen’s National Team of the YearSouth Africa Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Chances Increasing for Local Rain, Flooding from Tropical Systems

first_imgThe tropical wave that is currently moving across the Atlantic Ocean from off the coast of Africa now has a 70 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone over the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 p.m. Wednesday advisory.Meanwhile, another tropical wave that has been affecting Puerto Rico and the southeastern Bahamas has just a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone — which refers to tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes — although it could still bring rain and flooding to our region this weekend.NHC meteorologist David Zelinsky says that system “is forecast to move northwestward to northward during the next couple of days, producing locally heavy rainfall over portions of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas and Florida. Conditions could become marginally conducive for development over the weekend while the system turns and accelerates northeastward off the southeast U.S. coast.” The South Florida forecast office of the National Weather Service also says the tropical wave currently in the Caribbean will “bring a chance for heavy rainfall and localized flooding into the weekend.” Forecasters note that minor coastal flooding could be possible, as a new moon and higher-than-average tides combine with the expected rain. South Florida could see 2 to 3 inches of rain through the weekend.The system near Africa is expected to continue traveling west over the open Atlantic at about 15 miles per hour. If it develops into a tropical cyclone, it would be called Chantal, the third named storm of the 2019 hurricane season.Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.last_img read more


first_imgJAZZY TIMES: Also trained by Baffert, this up and coming three year old will try stakes company for the first time on Saturday. A runaway 6 ½ length allowance winner going 6 ½ furlongs at Del Mar on July 31, Jazzy Times, who was a handy first-out maiden winner on Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs May 7, has two wins from four starts. Owned by Zayat Stables, the Kentucky-bred colt by Discreetly Mine has been favored in all four of his races and will hope to hit the board under Rafael Bejarano. THE GRADE I SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 4 of 10 Approximate post time 2 p.m. PST LORD NELSON: A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Pulpit, Lord Nelson was purchased privately by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm following a third place finish here in the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu Stakes on Dec. 26 and is undefeated in three starts for his new connections. With Baffert mapping strategy, Lord Nelson made his 2016 debut in a six furlong classified allowance here on June 3 and he responded with an emphatic 3 ½ length win. He followed that with a half-length score in the Grade I, seven furlong Triple Bend Stakes on June 25 and exits the best race of his career, a four length triumph in the Grade I, six furlong Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar on July 31. Undefeated in three starts at six furlongs, he’s 4-7 at Santa Anita and has six wins from 12 career starts, with earnings of $778,271. All Run–Martin Garcia–121Anytime Anyplace–Victor Espinoza–121Cautious Giant–Tyler Baze–121Lord Nelson–Flavien Prat–125Jazzy Times–Rafael Bejarano–118First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit Undefeated in three starts this year and positioned as perhaps America’s top sprinter, Bob Baffert’s Lord Nelson looms a complete standout among a field of five three year olds and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs. A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race, the winner will earn an automatic fees-paid berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint here on Nov. 5. SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACElast_img read more

3 more teams cleared club licensing hurdle

first_imgSuper League Four teams confirm eligibility for 2018 Super League season Ooi Kin Fai Last updated 2 years ago 12:02 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Darren Lok, Johor Darul Ta'zim, Malaysia Cup, 18/07/2017 Johor Southern Tigers Super League Johor Darul Ta’zim Pahang PKNS Selangor JDT now have Pahang, Selangor and PKNS for company as the only four teams with approved club licensing that allow their to be in the 2018 MSL The 2018 M-League season will less than five months time but at this point in time, only four teams have met the conditions required to participate in next season’s Super League campaign.Rules dictate that from the 2018 season onwards, any teams or clubs that are competing in the Super League requires an approved club licensing certification. Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The four teams are Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) who had their license renewed while Selangor, Pahang and PKNS FC have all successfully met the requirements for the certification.The club licensing rule requires adherence of many factors including infrastructure, administrative, legal and financial criteria.The certification goes on a yearly basis which means that even those approved clubs will have to ensure that they maintain those criteria throughout the years.Of course there’s still time for the others to make the grade and join these four teams in the Super League next season but the clock is definitely ticking on them.last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in England

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Lemina admits Champions League plans: But in Englandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder Mario Lemina admits he’s enjoying his football in England.Having also played in France and Italy, Lemina says the Premier League is where he wants to stay.He said, “I definitely prefer playing in an English club. Which? I would rather play in an English club (smile), it’s true that the English championship really pleases me, I really bloom in England, my family is also flourishing so it’s really important for me. “After a big club abroad too, why not, I’m ready for all the challenges in any case, and my wish is really to find the Champions League, to play in it again and to really show that I have changed and I’m not the same player as before.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more