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Bacolod’s blind balladeer shines in WCOPA contest

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:24:20 +0000

BACOLOD CITY – Visually-impaired Bacoleño singer Carl Malone Montecido lifted the spirit of the coronavirus-weary nation when he finished in the top four in two categories in Sunday’s World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Virtual 2020. Montecido, a first-timer in the WCOPA competition, finished second in the 18-24 Senior Vocal Variety apart from making it […]


Yankees’ Judge homers in fifth straight game
Aaron Judge became the first Yankees player in 13 years to homer in five consecutive games, going deep off Red Sox left-hander Matt Hall in the second inning Sunday night, and then again in the eighth off Matt Barnes.


Covid-19 cases in Pasay breach 2,000

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:33:38 +0000

THE number of Pasay residents infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has breached 2,000. Data as of Sunday night showed that the city health office tallied 2,004 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 75 deaths and 993 recoveries. Of the total, 936 are considered active cases where the patients are undergoing treatment or quarantine. In a […]


Plastics, pathogens and baby formula: What's in your shellfish?
The first landmark study using next-generation technology to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar reveals alarming findings: the widespread presence of human bacterial pathogens and human-derived microdebris materials, including plastics, kerosene, paint, talc and milk supplement powders.


De los Santos targets world No. 1 ranking in online karate

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:49:10 +0000

By Waylon Galvez         Buoyed by his recent win, veteran online campaigner James de los Santos is eyeing to become the No. 1 ranked e-kata athlete in the world as he intends to take part in several top-tier tournaments this year, including Tuesday’s Athlete’s E-Tournament. Delos Santos has jumped to No. 3 in the world after winning […]


George Hotz: “Tesla’s Going To Win Level 5”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 02:00:53 +0000

In his “Artificial Intelligence Podcast” series, Lex Fridman interviewed George Hotz, the founder of Comm.ai (among many other things), in the middle of 2019. Comma.ai focuses on machine learning–based vehicle automation. In the almost 2 hour podcast, Hotz shared his thoughts on a variety of things, including a lengthy discussion of Tesla’s efforts toward Level 5 autonomy


No mass transportation, quarantine passes required in MECQ areas – Año

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:26:08 +0000

MASS transportation is prohibited and quarantine passes are required in areas placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, and Bulacan will revert to MECQ starting at midnight of August 4 due to the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 […]


MECQ in Mega Manila to bring down new COVID-19 cases by 50K — expert

MANILA, Philippines — The reimposition of the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) over Metro Manila and nearby areas may reduce the projected number of new COVID-19 cases by at least 50,000 by the end of August, an expert from the University of the Philippines said Monday. In a televised Palace press briefing, professor Ranjit Rye of the UP OCTA Research Team bared that they projected 220,000 COVID-19 cases nationwide by the end of the month under a general community quarantine (GCQ) setup. But with the return of MECQ, Rye projected coronavirus infections to go down by 50,000 to 70,000. “Dahil naka MECQ tayo, bababa between 50 (thousand) to 70,000 ang bagsak…

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Former pope Benedict XVI ‘extremely frail’ – report

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 05:46:45 +0000

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) – Former pope Benedict XVI became seriously ill himself after visiting his sick brother in Germany in June and is “extremely frail”, according to a report in the Monday edition of the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper. Benedict, 93, is suffering from erysipelas of the face, a virus that causes a facial […]


Mets’ Cespedes opting out after Sunday no-show
The Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes has opted out of the 2020 season after he did not report to Truist Park for Sunday’s game against the Braves, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.


Muntinlupa Rescue Unit resumes operations after one-week shutdown

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:19:19 +0000

THE Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MCDRRMO) announced the resumption of Muntinlupa Rescue’s operations and Emergency Medical Services following a one-week temporary shutdown. MCDRRMO chief Erwin Alfonso confirmed that Muntinlupa Rescue restarted on August 2 after disinfection and tests on members of the emergency response unit. On July 26, Alfonso ordered the […]


New method lets scientists peer deeper into ocean
Researchers have advanced a new way to see into the ocean's depths, establishing an approach to detect algae and measure key properties using light. A new article reports using a laser-based tool, lidar, to collect these measurements far deeper than has been typically possible using satellites.