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  • 3 hours ‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US Inquirer
        MINNEAPOLIS --- Another night of unrest in every corner of the country left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of American cities Sunday as years of festering frustrations over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of police boiled over in expressions of rage met with tear gas and rubber bullets.   Cars and businesses were torched, the words "I can't breathe" were spray-painted all over buildings, a fire in a trash bin burned near the gates of the White House, and thousands marched peacefully through city streets to protest the death of George Floyd, a black ... more
  • 3 hours Catriona Gray takes stand against racism amid African American deaths Inquirer
    Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray joined the voices calling out racism as protests mount against deaths of African Americans in the United States. "I've been watching the news and developments from home, and have been wrestling with feelings of outrage and incredulousness. I've not really known what to say on my platforms but I feel so strongly compelled not to stay silent," she said on Instagram today, May 31. "Violence is never the answer, but speaking up against what you feel is wrong can play a part in the solution. Racism affects everyone and the task of eradicating it [isn't] ... more
  • 4 hours The Raconteurs announce new documentary and live EP Inquirer
    The Raconteurs are returning with a new EP, entitled "Live at Electric Lady", released on Friday, May 29 via Spotify. The Spotify-exclusive EP finds Jack White and his Raconteurs bandmates performing at the renowned Electric Lady Studios, which were built by Jimi Hendrix in 1970 in New York City. The studios have since been a musical home to the Clash, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, U2, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Frank Ocean and Run the Jewels among others. The "Live at Electric Lady" EP will be accompanied by an hour-long documentary, in which American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch makes an appearance. ... more
  • 4 hours Raw materials for fake cigarettes seized in Isabela Inquirer
    ALICIA, Isabela--The Bureau of Customs and local police on Saturday raided an abandoned warehouse here where they seized raw materials being used in the manufacture of fake cigarettes. Police said the warehouse, whose owner is still unknown, is at the back of Hou 888 gas station in Barangay Victoria. Found in the warehouse were sacks of raw tobacco, paper labels, cartons, adhesive tapes, foil, rolls of plastic, Philippine tax stamps, and foreign tax stamps. The raid came two days after authorities seized about P1.3-billion worth of fake cigarettes and manufacturing machines in Naguilian town on Thursday evening.   /MUF...Keep on ... more
  • 4 hours Singapore reports 518 new COVID-19 cases Inquirer
    SINGAPORE --- The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 518 new coronavirus cases in Singapore on Sunday (May 31), including three new cases in the community. The community cases are Singaporeans and permanent residents. The bulk of the remaining cases are foreign workers living in dormitories. The new cases take Singapore's total to 34,884. The ministry will release more details later on Sunday. On Saturday, MOH reported that 1,096 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 20,727. This includes nine patients who tested positive for Covid-19, but who died of other causes, which MOH counts as ... more
  • 4 hours Robredo seeks clarification on COVID-19 ‘fresh cases’, ‘late cases’ classification Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo is seeking clarification on the Department of Health's (DOH) new way of announcing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country as "fresh cases" or "late cases." In her weekly radio show, Robredo said she "does not understand the logic behind such classification." "Pero hindi ko pa ngayon, Ka Ely, maintindihan iyong bagong classification---iyong 'fresh case' saka 'late'. Akala ko noong una, iyong late case, iyon iyong--- Kasi 'di ba inuulit iyong testing? Iyong mga nag-positive na, inuulit. Iyon pala hindi. Hindi pala iyon," Robredo said as she was speaking to Ely Saludar, her ... more
  • 4 hours S. Korea sees online shopping grow 190% since 2015 Inquirer
    SEJONG -- The online shopping market has become a core factor for the nation's gross domestic product in recent years, as it makes up a core portion of household consumption. Data from Statistics Korea showed that the monthly turnover of retailers operating online retail operations came to 12.58 trillion won ($10.16 billion) in March. It posted growth of 191.8 percent over five years, from 4.31 trillion won in March 2015. The monthly turnover has continued to surge -- to 5.22 trillion won in March 2016, 7.74 trillion won in March 2017, 9.37 trillion won in March 2018, and 11.25 trillion ... more
  • 4 hours Performing arts scene in S. Korea put on hold again Inquirer
    SEOUL --- Just as they thought it was safe to reopen, theaters in Korea will continue to remain in hiatus as the South Korean government has brought back stricter social distancing norms. After several new infection clusters of the novel coronavirus cropped up in the Seoul metropolitan area, the government ordered all state-funded cultural facilities in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province to shut down. Following the order, four performing arts centers -- National Gugak Center, National Theater of Korea, Jeongdong Theater and Myeongdong Theater -- will be closed, along with seven publicly supported troupes. After the government switched to "everyday ... more
  • 4 hours 5 Pangasinan gov’t workers test positive for COVID-19 Inquirer
      DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines --Five government workers in Pangasinan province have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), local officials said on Sunday.   Two of the new COVID-19 cases are from Barangay Carael; one is from Barangay Pogo Grande, and another from Perez Boulevard, all in this city. The fifth worker is from Barangay Tocok in San Fabian town.   Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim said the new cases contracted the virus in the course of their work as frontliners.   The results came out ahead of the city's shift from general community quarantine (GCQ) to a modified general ... more
  • 4 hours Halsey joins protests over George Floyd’s death, hit by rubber bullets from police Inquirer
    Singer-songwriter Halsey was hit by rubber bullets and shrapnel when she joined crowds in Los Angeles, United States yesterday, May 30, to protest the death of George Floyd. Floyd, an Africa-American man, died handcuffed and pleading for air while police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck. Chauvin arrested Floyd on suspicion of using a counterfeit bill at a grocery store in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Halsey wore a face mask while holding a sign that said "Black Lives Matter" at the protest, Entertainment Tonight reported yesterday. Black Lives Matter is an activist movement that campaigns against violence and racism towards black ... more
  • 4 hours Movies in S. Korea go half-price to attract theatergoers Inquirer
    SEOUL --- Though fears concerning the novel coronavirus persist among the public, the film industry is ushering people to cinemas with discount coupons for movie tickets. The Korean Film Council, a state-funded institution, will be giving out discount coupons for movie tickets over a three-week period starting Monday, as part of its measure to revive the industry now staggering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Cinemagoers will be able to receive a 6,000 won ($4.90) discount per movie ticket, according to the KOFIC's announcement made last week. The discount coupons, which will allow theatergoers to watch movies at about ... more
  • 4 hours Over P1B cash aid released to Makati residents Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- More than P1 billion in financial assistance have been released to residents of Makati City under its economic relief program, Mayor Abby Binay said Sunday. According to Binay, a total of P1,035,810,000 have been electronically transferred to 207,162 qualified residents of the city. Under the P2.7-billion Makatizen Economic Relief Program (MERP), P5,000 is granted to each qualified individual. Those who are at least 18 years old and a resident of Makati or any of the relocation sites managed by the city government of Makati in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan and Calauan, Laguna are qualified to ... more
  • 5 hours National Guard called in to quell violence in Los Angeles Inquirer
    LOS ANGELES --- A fourth day of violence in Los Angeles prompted the mayor to impose a rare citywide curfew and call in the National Guard after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses in a popular shopping district. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Saturday he asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for 500 to 700 members of the Guard to assist the 10,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers. The Guard members were expected to arrive early Sunday. Garcetti said the soldiers would be deployed "to support our local response to maintain peace and safety on the streets of ... more
  • 5 hours With masks and gloves, Ukraine’s priests return to duties Inquirer
        IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine --- Wearing a white biohazard suit, a face shield, and a blue mask over his mouth and nose, the Rev. Yaroslav Rokhman is hard to recognize as a priest when he visits terminally ill patients at a Ukrainian care center.   But his words still bring comfort to the dying.   Rokhman, a clergyman in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, is pleased just to be performing one of a cleric's most heartfelt duties again. As the coronavirus pandemic's grip slowly recedes in Ukraine, priests received clearance on May 22 to resume religious services and to visit ... more
  • 5 hours Man fears being out alone after death of George Floyd; neighbors join him in walking outside Inquirer
    An African American man who voiced his fear of walking alone in his neighborhood found support from his community in Nashville, Tennessee. Shawn Dromgoole aired concerns for his safety on the app Nextdoor, a social networking service for neighbors, WZTV reported yesterday, May 30. "My family has lived in this neighborhood on the corner of ninth and Knox for 54 years and I'm afraid to walk. Yesterday I wanted to walk around my neighborhood but the fear of not returning home to my family alive kept me on my front porch," he wrote on the app Wednesday, May 27. "Today ... more
  • 5 hours Biz groups ‘greatly disappointed’ by gov’t execs violating pandemic protocols Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- Several business groups have expressed their "disappointment" over public officials violating protocols set by the national government in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In a joint statement, the groups noted that government leaders---whether national or local---are expected to serve as role models in having discipline during the health crisis. "We are therefore greatly disappointed -- even appalled and dismayed -- about news reports of public officials violating with impunity the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) and DOH (Department of Health) protocols intended to protect public healt...Keep on reading: Biz ... more
  • 5 hours What is re-entry anxiety? Fear of going out post-lockdown gets a handful of labels Inquirer |Tech
    After two months stuck at home, most of us have an intense yearning to get out of the house and see friends and family, but not everyone. The post What is re-entry anxiety? Fear of going out post-lockdown gets a handful of labels appeared first on Inquirer Technology. ... more
  • 5 hours What is re-entry anxiety? Fear of going out post-lockdown gets a handful of labels Inquirer
    Every week, ETX Studio takes a close look at a phenomenon of the moment. This week, they investigate a particular type of anxiety linked to the after-effects of stay-at-home orders. First described in Spain, where the media reported on "sndrome de la cabaa" earlier this month, the French are now beginning to complain of "syndrome de la cabane" or "syndrome de l'escargot" (snail syndrome), while in English, it has been termed "adjustment disorder," "re-entry panic syndrome" or "post-lockdown anxiety." But what exactly is it? And how do you know if you have it? After two months stuck at home, most ... more
  • 5 hours US workers face an unequal future when virus recedes Inquirer
    WASHINGTON --- As the coronavirus worked its way across the United States, it cleaved the country's workforce in two: those who have the ability to work from home, and those who do not. From baristas to hotel workers to tourism operators, people whose job requires them to show up in-person were among the hardest hit in the waves of layoffs, and also those on the low end of the US pay scale. Unemployment is now at a level not seen in since the Great Depression nearly a century ago, and moving higher, while the coronavirus is expected to threaten the ... more
  • 5 hours Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes Inquirer
      DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --- Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened Sunday for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Islam's holiest site in Mecca remained closed to the public.   The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site for Muslims after Saudi Arabia's Mecca and Medina, also reopened for prayers for the first time since it was closed since mid-March.   But contrary to assurances by its Islamic Waqf administers that social distancing would be maintained, throngs waited ... more
  • 5 hours Chinese media use race clashes to criticize US over Hong Kong Inquirer
    BEIJING --- Chinese state media took aim at the US government over the weekend as many American cities were gripped by raging protests and clashes, comparing the unrest with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Beijing has long been infuriated by criticism from Western capitals, especially Washington, over its handling of the pro-democracy protests that shook Hong Kong last year. And as unrest erupted across the United States over racial inequality and police brutality after the death during arrest of an unarmed black man, Chinese government spokespeople and official media launched broadsides against American authorities. "US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ... more
  • 6 hours Key focus of US presidential election lies in Trump’s dealings with China Inquirer |Opinion
    WASHINGTON — Just as unfair trade and illegal immigration from Mexico were key rallying cries in 2016 for then presidential candidate Donald Trump, who tapped into longstanding grievances, China is the new specter in the 2020 presidential campaign. But while tapping into a vein of fear of foreigners or foreign powers surfaces periodically in American […] The post Key focus of US presidential election lies in Trump’s dealings with China appeared first on Inquirer Opinion. ... more
  • 7 hours Rookie actress says ‘The World of the Married’ changed her life Inquirer |Ent
    SEOUL — Even in sensational South Korean dramas, it is not often the case that a mistress, taking the place of the wife and having the cheating husband’s baby, gets the support and love of viewers. But that is what happened with Yeo Da-kyung in JTBC’s “The World of the Married,” and rookie actress Han […] The post Rookie actress says ‘The World of the Married’ changed her life appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 7 hours Venture capitalists ‘seizing opportunities from adversity’ Inquirer |Biz
    HONG KONG — Despite the devastating effect the coronavirus is exacting on many businesses, venture capitalists are good at maximizing opportunities during a crisis, an industry expert says. Edith Yeung, general partner at Race Capital, an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund, said the most volatile, difficult times are often the best ones for early-stage […] The post Venture capitalists ‘seizing opportunities from adversity’ appeared first on Inquirer Business. ... more
  • 7 hours WATCH: Vicki Belo shares marriage vows with Hayden Kho nearly 3 years after wedding Inquirer |Ent
    Vicki Belo gave an inside look on her vows with husband Hayden Kho nearly three years since they tied the knot. The post WATCH: Vicki Belo shares marriage vows with Hayden Kho nearly 3 years after wedding appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 7 hours Fear of foreign interference looms large in China’s version of Hong Kong law Inquirer |Opinion
    BEIJING — Few would disagree that China’s late patriarch Deng Xiaoping was a wise and visionary leader. It took courage to grant Hong Kong autonomy in a “one country, two systems” framework that sets the city apart from other Chinese cities green with envy. China would keep its hands off Hong Kong, pledging that the […] The post Fear of foreign interference looms large in China’s version of Hong Kong law appeared first on Inquirer Opinion. ... more
  • 8 hours US Open plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests Inquirer |Sports
    Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks. No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on practice days. All are among the scenarios being considered for the 2020 U.S. Open […] The post US Open plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 8 hours Three-time Olympic gold medalist Morrow dies at 84 Inquirer |Sports
    Treble Olympic gold medalist Bobby Joe Morrow — who won 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay gold at the 1956 Melbourne Games, has died at the age of 84. The San Benito school district, which honored the hometown hero by naming their football stadium after him, expressed condolences on its Facebook page on Saturday, saying Morrow’s […] The post Three-time Olympic gold medalist Morrow dies at 84 appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 8 hours WATCH: Ina Raymundo celebrates daughter Erika’s online graduation Inquirer |Ent
    Ina Raymundo was a proud mother as her eldest daughter Erika Poturnak graduated from high school during an online ceremony.  The post WATCH: Ina Raymundo celebrates daughter Erika’s online graduation appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 8 hours Gilbert Burns routs Woodley in UFC return to Las Vegas Inquirer |Sports
    LAS VEGAS — Gilbert Burns dominated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to win a unanimous decision on Saturday night in the mixed martial arts promotion’s return to Las Vegas. Brazilian heavyweight Augusto Sakai employed some unpunished gamesmanship to eke out a split-decision victory over Bulgaria’s Blagoy Ivanov in the penultimate bout of the UFC’s […] The post Gilbert Burns routs Woodley in UFC return to Las Vegas appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 8 hours Kim Atienza moved by son’s touching graduation letter Inquirer |Ent
    Though Kim Atienza’s son had to attend his high school graduation online, he made sure his parents felt special on the milestone occasion. The post Kim Atienza moved by son’s touching graduation letter appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 8 hours LOOK: Coleen Garcia is glorious with baby bump at 25 weeks Inquirer |Ent
    Coleen Garcia proudly showed off her growing baby bump as she gets closer to giving birth to her first child with Billy Crawford.  The post LOOK: Coleen Garcia is glorious with baby bump at 25 weeks appeared first on Inquirer Entertainment. ... more
  • 9 hours World coronavirus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response Inquirer
    BRASLIA, Brazil --- The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic. Latin American countries are bracing for difficult weeks ahead as the disease spreads rapidly across the region, even as much of the world exits lockdowns that have wrecked economies and stripped millions of their jobs. In Brazil -- the epicenter of South America's outbreak with nearly 500,000 confirmed cases, lagging only behind the United States -- disagreement among leaders over lockdown measures has hampered efforts to slow the ... more
  • 9 hours Occidental Mindoro towns to be placed under different types of community quarantine Inquirer
    CITY OF CALAPAN -- Eleven towns in Occidental Mindoro will be under different types of community quarantine from June 1 to 15, confirmed Governor Eduardo Gadiano on Sunday. Citing the ruling of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF), Gadiano said in a phone interview that the recently recorded 26 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases involving construction workers from a Department of Public Works and Highways project in Magsaysay town are major factors for the various levels of community quarantine imposed over the towns. According to RIATF Resolution No. 4 Series of 2020, Magsaysay will be under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine ... more
  • 10 hours Protests over police killings rage on in dozens of US cities Inquirer
    MINNEAPOLIS --- Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country lurched toward another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.       The protests, which began in Minneapolis following Floyd's death Monday after a police officer pressed a knee on his neck for more than eight minutes, have left parts of the city a grid of broken windows, burned-out buildings and ransacked stores. The unrest ... more
  • 10 hours AirAsia to resume PH domestic flights starting June 3 Inquirer
    MANILA, Philippines --- AirAsia announced on Sunday that it will be resuming its domestic flights starting June 3 as quarantine protocols are eased in several areas in the country including Metro Manila. In an advisory, AirAsia said that resumption of services will gradually increase to include international destinations by July 1. Selected domestic flights are available for booking via the airline's website or mobile application. Travelers can also use their credit accounts to redeem these flights. AirAsia also announced that operations for domestic flights will be temporarily moved to Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from its previous ... more
  • 10 hours Growing US-China rivalry seen fueling UN paralysis amid virus crisis Inquirer
    UNITED NATIONS, United States --- For nearly a decade, the UN Security Council has been frequently paralyzed by Russia's obstinacy over the Syrian crisis. Today, however, it is the US-China rivalry that has infected a growing array of issues, according to officials and diplomats. As recently as 2017, an understanding between Washington and Beijing allowed the United Nations on three occasions -- involving separate sets of economic sanctions -- to project international unity in the face of the North Korean nuclear threat. Three years later, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a ferocious competition erupt between the UN's two main contributors, ... more
  • 10 hours British government hails ‘sporting recovery’ live events get go-ahead Inquirer |Sports
    “The British sporting recovery has begun” the UK government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive action behind closed doors from June 1. Major professional competitions have been shut down since March because of the coronavirus. But with much of the country still in effective lockdown, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden, […] The post British government hails ‘sporting recovery’ live events get go-ahead appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 10 hours British government hails ‘sporting recovery’ live events get go-ahead Inquirer
    "The British sporting recovery has begun" the UK government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive action behind closed doors from June 1. Major professional competitions have been shut down since March because of the coronavirus. But with much of the country still in effective lockdown, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden, told a Downing Street news conference on Saturday: "For more than two months after sport stopped and after weeks of round-the-clock discussions with medical experts and professional sports bodies, I'm delighted to announce today that the government has published guidance which allows competitive sport to ... more
  • 10 hours LGUs told to establish, secure bikes lanes; Motorcycle taxis still prohibited Inquirer
            MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday urged local government units (LGUs) to establish bicycle lanes amid the growing number of bikers and limited mass transportation services due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. DILG Secretary Eduardo Ao said that provincial governors, city and municipal mayors should coordinate with their neighboring LGUs regarding the establishment of a bicycle road network. "Because of limited mass transportation, most people will resort to biking as a means of going to and from work. LGUs, therefore, have to be ready with the ... more
  • 10 hours Lewandowski hits brace as Bayern Munich go 10 points clear Inquirer
    Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-0 drubbing of relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf behind closed doors with the league's top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scoring twice. Duesseldorf defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own goal before Benjamin Pavard, Lewandowski (2) and Alphonso Davies hit the target. With five games left, Bayern, who have won their last eight league games, are comfortably on course for an eighth straight league title. However, second-placed Borussia Dortmund could trim their lead on Sunday at bottom side Paderborn. Several records fell as Lewandowski now has 43 goals in ... more
  • 10 hours Lewandowski hits brace as Bayern Munich go 10 points clear Inquirer |Sports
    Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-0 drubbing of relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf behind closed doors with the league’s top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scoring twice. Duesseldorf defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own goal before Benjamin Pavard, Lewandowski (2) and Alphonso Davies hit the target. With five […] The post Lewandowski hits brace as Bayern Munich go 10 points clear appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 11 hours Ukrainian match postponed after footballers test positive for virus Inquirer |Sports
    The Ukrainian Premier League said on Saturday it had postponed one of its matches after several players tested positive for coronavirus. The match between Karpaty Lviv and Mariupol was set to be played in the Western city of Lviv on Sunday as the season is restarting this weekend, in line with an easing of coronavirus […] The post Ukrainian match postponed after footballers test positive for virus appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 11 hours Ukrainian match postponed after footballers test positive for virus Inquirer
    The Ukrainian Premier League said on Saturday it had postponed one of its matches after several players tested positive for coronavirus. The match between Karpaty Lviv and Mariupol was set to be played in the Western city of Lviv on Sunday as the season is restarting this weekend, in line with an easing of coronavirus restrictions. But several Karpaty players and staff have tested positive for coronavirus, the Ukrainian top flight's governing body said in a statement. It was not immediately clear how many people had been infected, but the league said all of them "had been isolated". The Ukrainian ... more
  • 11 hours Thiem, Kyrgios to play July grass, hard-court events in Berlin Inquirer |Sports
    Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens will compete in grass and hard-court events in Berlin in July featuring both men’s and women’s fields. The behind-closed-doors competition will be held on grass at the Steffi Graf Stadium from July 13-15 and then switch to hard court in a hangar at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport […] The post Thiem, Kyrgios to play July grass, hard-court events in Berlin appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 11 hours Thiem, Kyrgios to play July grass, hard-court events in Berlin Inquirer
    Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens will compete in grass and hard-court events in Berlin in July featuring both men's and women's fields. The behind-closed-doors competition will be held on grass at the Steffi Graf Stadium from July 13-15 and then switch to hard court in a hangar at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport from July 17-19. With Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the coronavirus pandemic, this will be the first grass-court tennis of 2020. Six men and six women are set to take part. "I am curious to see where I ... more
  • 11 hours No positives from latest Premier League virus tests Inquirer |Sports
    There have been no positive findings from the latest round of coronavirus testing carried out in the Premier League, the English top-flight announced on Saturday. The fourth round of screening saw a total of 1,130 players and club staff tested, with the lack of any new cases bolstering the Premier League’s plan to resume the […] The post No positives from latest Premier League virus tests appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 11 hours No positives from latest Premier League virus tests Inquirer
    There have been no positive findings from the latest round of coronavirus testing carried out in the Premier League, the English top-flight announced on Saturday. The fourth round of screening saw a total of 1,130 players and club staff tested, with the lack of any new cases bolstering the Premier League's plan to resume the season on June 17. "The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May, 1,130 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19," said a statement. "Of these, zero have tested positive." That means there have been just 12 positive ... more
  • 11 hours ‘Justice for George’: Schalke’s US footballer in armband protest Inquirer |Sports
    Schalke’s American midfielder Weston McKennie on Saturday wore a ‘Justice for George’ armband as part of the growing protests over the death of an unarmed black man during a police arrest in Minneapolis in the United States. “To be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on […] The post ‘Justice for George’: Schalke’s US footballer in armband protest appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 11 hours ‘Justice for George’: Schalke’s US footballer in armband protest Inquirer
    Schalke's American midfielder Weston McKennie on Saturday wore a 'Justice for George' armband as part of the growing protests over the death of an unarmed black man during a police arrest in Minneapolis in the United States. "To be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on too long feels good!!!," tweeted 21-year-old McKennie after the 1-0 loss to Werder Bremen. "We have to stand up for what we believe in and I believe that it is time that we are heard! #justiceforgeorgefloyd #saynotoracism." George Floyd died in Minneapolis in an arrest ... more
  • 11 hours 2 drug pushers including SAP aid recipient fall in Quezon sting Inquirer
    LUCENA CITY -- Police arrested two suspected peddlers of "shabu" (crystal meth) on Saturday, one of them a recipient of the government's emergency cash aid under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Colonel Audie Madrideo, Quezon police chief, reported Sunday that anti-illegal drug operatives collared Augusto Castillo, 42, after he sold shabu to an undercover police officer in a transaction in Barangay (village) San Roque Zone-2 in Tayabas City around 7:30 p.m. The suspect was reportedly included in the list of SAP beneficiaries in the village and was a former drug surrenderer. The operation yielded ... more
  • 11 hours Brazil leader wants football back despite pandemic Inquirer |Sports
    The right-wing populist president of Brazil wants the football season to resume even though the five-time World Cup winning country is a hotspot of the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil is for many synonomous with football and many of the all-time greats, from Pele to Neymar, hail from the nation. But Brazil is is also the epicentre […] The post Brazil leader wants football back despite pandemic appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 11 hours Brazil leader wants football back despite pandemic Inquirer
    The right-wing populist president of Brazil wants the football season to resume even though the five-time World Cup winning country is a hotspot of the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil is for many synonomous with football and many of the all-time greats, from Pele to Neymar, hail from the nation. But Brazil is is also the epicentre of Latin America's coronavirus outbreak. The death toll from coronavirus in Brazil has hit 27,878, official figures showed on Friday, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. Football has been suspended in Brazil since mid-March ... more
  • 11 hours NFL commissioner Goodell says ‘need for action’ after Floyd death Inquirer
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday there "remains an urgent need for action" as violent protests rocked the United States after the death of an unarmed black man in police hands in Minnesota. George Floyd, 46, died Monday after police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to Floyd's throat for several minutes, as Floyd pleaded with him to stop. A bystander's video of the encounter has gone viral around the world. Chauvin was fired on Tuesday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday, but outrage over the incident sparked protests around the United States, many of which have ... more
  • 11 hours NFL commissioner Goodell says ‘need for action’ after Floyd death Inquirer |Sports
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday there “remains an urgent need for action” as violent protests rocked the United States after the death of an unarmed black man in police hands in Minnesota. George Floyd, 46, died Monday after police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to Floyd’s throat for several minutes, as Floyd pleaded […] The post NFL commissioner Goodell says ‘need for action’ after Floyd death appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 11 hours Spot where George Floyd died now impromptu forum in Minneapolis Inquirer
    MINNEAPOLIS --- George Floyd is surrounded by the names of other police brutality victims in a colorful mural that now looms over the spot where he died, located in a rapidly gentrifying Minneapolis neighborhood. Hundreds of people passed under his gaze Saturday, stopping to pay their respects with a bouquet or written message, and also at a microphone set up at what has become something of a public forum -- frequented by a diverse array of mourners, united if by nothing else their pain. "We are George, we can't breathe," the crowd chanted, repeating some of the 46-year-old African American's ... more
  • 11 hours US records 960 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours — Johns Hopkins Inquirer
    WASHINGTON --- The United States recorded 960 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, bringing its total to 103,758 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The country has officially logged 1,769,776 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, the tracker by the Baltimore-based university showed at 8:30 p.m. The new numbers came as President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash over severing ties with the World Health Organization during the pandemic. Trump initially suspended funding to the WHO last month, accusing it of not doing enough to curb the early spread of ... more
  • 11 hours 2 House panels OK bill allowing president to revise school opening schedule Inquirer
              MANILA, Philippines --- The substitute bill which would empower the president to set a different date for the start of the school year in the event of a state of emergency or state of calamity has been approved by two committees in the House of Representatives. The House Committee on Basic Education and Culture and the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education approved on Saturday the substitute bill to several filed House bills, in a move to amend Republic Act 7797 or "An Act To Lengthen the School Calendar From Two Hundred Days to ... more
  • 12 hours Pagasa: Warm Sunday nationwide; 2-3 storms expected in June Inquirer
      MANILA, Philippines --- Two to three tropical cyclones are expected to hit the country in June, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Sunday. Meanwhile, the entire country will experience warm weather anew on Sunday with possible thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening.   "Dalawa po ang general direction ng mga bagyo sa bulan ng Hunyo. Una po ay yung lumiliko, hindi tumatama sa lupa, nagre-recurve o bumabalik ng Dagat Pasipiko. Ikalawa naman na general track ng bagyo pag buwan ng Hunyo, tumatama sa gitnang bahagi ng bansa," Pagasa weather specialist Ariel Roxas said. Pagasa, however, ... more
  • 12 hours Trump postpones G7 meeting, seeks expansion of members Inquirer
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE --- President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.           And he said he plans to invite Russia, Australia, South Korea and India as he again advocated for the group's expansion. Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he returned to Washington from Florida that he feels the current makeup of the group is "very outdated" and doesn't properly represent "what's going on in ... more
  • 14 hours Pope calls for end to ‘pandemic of poverty’ after virus Inquirer
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis called on Saturday for a "more just and equitable society" in the post-coronavirus world, and for people to act to "end the pandemic of poverty".         "Once we emerge from this pandemic, we will not be able to keep doing what we were doing, and as we were doing it. No, everything will be different," he said, speaking in Spanish in a video message to mark the feast of Pentecost. "From the great trials of humanity -- among them this pandemic -- one emerges better or worse. You don't emerge the same. ... more
  • 14 hours Premier League cleared by government to pursue June restart Inquirer
    MANCHESTER, England --- The Premier League was given government approval on Saturday to press ahead with its June 17 restart although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing.       Further details of the league's plans for dealing with coronavirus cases have been disclosed with clubs likely to have to play even if they only have 15 fit squad members. In a further boost to the league's restart plans, there were no positives in the fourth round of twice-weekly testing. Tests were conducted on 1,130 players and club personnel on Thursday ... more
  • 14 hours Premier League cleared by government to pursue June restart Inquirer |Sports
    MANCHESTER, England  — The Premier League was given government approval on Saturday to press ahead with its June 17 restart although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing. Further details of the league’s plans for dealing with coronavirus cases have been disclosed with clubs likely to have […] The post Premier League cleared by government to pursue June restart appeared first on Inquirer Sports. ... more
  • 15 hours Greece clarifies policy, to allow tourists from all nations Inquirer
    ATHENS, Greece --- Greek officials said Saturday that the country will not limit arriving airline passengers next month to people coming from 29 countries but that travelers who departed from places that aren't on the initial list will be subject to mandatory testing for the coronavirus upon arrival and a quarantine period of one or two weeks.       The two-tiered policy, which revised information the Greek government issued Friday, will be applied during June 15-30, although officials left open the possibility of maintaining entry restrictions after the end of June. High-ranking tourism ministry officials said the government needed ... more
  • 15 hours US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks Inquirer
    LOS ANGELES --- The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.           Some leaders appealing for calm in places where crowds smashed storefronts and destroyed police cars in recent nights have been handing out masks and warning demonstrators they were putting themselves at risk. Minnesota's governor said Saturday that too many protesters weren't socially distancing or wearing masks after heeding the call ... more
  • 15 hours Fox News reporter attacked, chased from demonstration Inquirer
    NEW YORK --- A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.         For several journalists across the country, the demonstrations were taking an ominous, dangerous turn. A television reporter in Columbia, S.C., was hurt by a thrown rock Saturday and a journalist in Minneapolis was shot in the thigh by a rubber bullet.   Demonstrators also broke windows and vandalized the Atlanta office building where CNN is headquartered, and police in Louisville, Kentucky, apologized after ... more
  • 15 hours `Back in the game’: SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts Inquirer
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. --- A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in nearly a decade.       NASA's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken rode skyward aboard a white-and-black, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, lifting off at 3:22 p.m. from the same launch pad used to send Apollo crews to the moon a half-century ... more
  • 15 hours For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane Inquirer
    INDIANAPOLIS --- Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on this most unusual of graduation days.         When his turn came, the Speedway High School senior climbed out and walked across the race track's iconic yard of bricks, his mother and father holding hands as they watched. He crossed the finish line like his 121 classmates to wrap up a school year like no other --- without in-person classes, without a senior prom and without the traditional pomp and circumstance. The Foxworthys didn't need a cap-tossing ... more
  • 16 hours Editorial cartoon, May 31, 2020 Inquirer |Opinion
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  • 16 hours The last word Inquirer |Opinion
    By May 20, barely two weeks after the national firestorm he had caused with his birthday celebration that blatantly violated quarantine protocols on mass gatherings, National Capital Region Police Office chief Debold Sinas had sufficiently recovered his gumption to declare that he had moved on from the issue, and so was hoping his “detractors and […] The post The last word appeared first on Inquirer Opinion. ... more
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