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Melaka to carry out water rationing from Jan 29 as dam levels dip

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 38 min ago
January 24, 2020 9:51 AM

MELAKA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Melaka state government has announced there will be a water rationing exercise for three districts next week, as the water level at the Durian Tunggal dam takes a drastic dip.
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Chinese woman dodges airport screening in France, travellers told to heed checks for virus

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 50 min ago
January 24, 2020 9:39 AM

HONG KONG - Chinese citizens travelling overseas have been urged by their embassies to comply with airport health checks put in place in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Wealthy Chinese in Singapore for Lunar New Year may spend the holiday buying luxury real estate

SCMP Asian News - 1 hour 59 min ago
Lunar New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. But instead of traditional reunion dinners, some families have another ritual: luxury apartment shopping in Singapore.With the political unrest in Hong Kong showing no signs of stopping, Chinese buyers are zeroing in on Asia’s other major financial centre, doubling sales of units at the top end of the market. Rich foreigners are largely undeterred by the higher taxes that are now levied on them.Inquiries in the lead up to…
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LUDO Golf Tournament raises P6 million for Cotabato earthquake victims

Cebu Sun.Star - 2 hours 30 min ago

The LUDO Golf Tournament that was held last January 17 at the Cebu Country Club golf course managed to raise a whopping P6 million for the benefit of the earthquake victims in Cotabato.

The tournament attracted 257 golfers from all over the country for two days of camaraderie and sportsmanship. In the end, several teams were declared champions in their respective divisions.

The troika of Dr. Jose Flordelis, Ben Dapat, and General Jack Jacaban captured the Overall Lowest Net title with the lowest gross of 47. The team composed of Evans Tumaliwan, Ramon Durano IV, and Jufil Sato claimed the Division A crown after tallying a net of 52.

The Division B title went the way of the team of Santiago Antonio Go, Tining Martines, and Mark Anthony Dy after it fired in a net of 48. The Division C championship was earned by the team of Antonio Wee Jr., Ven Lacustales, and Dr. Arnold Tan which garnered a net score of 48.

“We extend our congratulations and gratitude to the winners and participants of this year’s LUDO Golf Tournament. The spirit of sportsmanship was made even more meaningful with the Php 6 million we raised for the benefit of the province of Cotabato,” said Douglas LuYm, Founder and Chief Organizer of LUDO Golf Tournament.

“LUDO Golf Tournament is proud to promote Cebu as a premier sports destination in the region and we remain committed to continuing this legacy of organizing sporting events for a cause in honor of my grandfather Cayetano LuDo.”

The advocacy-driven LUDO Golf Tournament raised P5 million in 2019 for Naga and P7 million in the year prior for Marawi. Donations are made directly to families of those affected.

The tournament also supported local entrepreneurs in Cebu by sourcing handloom towels from Cebu Technological University made of hablon from Argao and backpacks from a small scale business in Lapu-Lapu City as giveaways.

At the awarding ceremony, over 50 raffle prizes were given away with Leo Saberon driving home the grand prize, a brand-new Toyota Rush.

LUDO Golf Tournament was presented by LUDO Corporation, Mactan Electric Company, Petron, SMC Global Power, and S-ang Corporation and co-presented by Korea Electric Power Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, San Roque Power Corporation Philippines, and Team Energy Strength in Synergy. Hole-in-one sponsors were BMW, Isuzu, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, and Toyota. The event was also supported by Landers Superstore Cebu which gave free membership cards to participants. (JNP)

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China coronavirus: The lessons learned from the Sars outbreak

BBC Asia News - 2 hours 44 min ago
Almost two decades after Sars, a new mystery virus puts China back in the global spotlight.
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China virus toll jumps to 25 dead, with 830 confirmed cases

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 52 min ago
January 24, 2020 8:37 AM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG, AFP) - China reported that deaths from a new coronavirus rose to 25, from 18, as it rushes to halt the SARS-like disease, even as the World Health Organisation (WHO) stopped short of calling the infection a global health emergency.
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McAloney all set to officially become part of the NLEX Road Warriors

Cebu Sun.Star - 3 hours 9 min ago

The PBA dream of Cebuano big man William McAloney is on the verge of coming to fruition as he is set to sign a rookie deal with the NLEX Road Warriors.

The left-handed big man, who is currently been playing for Cebu-Casino Ethyl Alcohol in the MPBL, has been tendered a one-year deal by the Warriors.

McAloney, a product of the University of San Carlos, has been exclusively attending NLEX practices ever since he was selected 15th overall in the PBA Draft late last year. Apart from making adjustments to his game, McAloney said the transition to this level has been a learning experience.

For one, the players he faces up against on a daily basis are just as tall and strong as he is.

“It’s okay. Pero lahi lang jud didto kay ang mga bantayanan nako kay dagko na jud ba. Unya kinahanglan na jud ko mutira didto sa gawas kay kung dili, kasab-anan man ko,” disclosed McAloney of what practices have been like under fiery head coach Yeng Guiao.

While in Cebu, McAloney has established himself to be a solid presence in the shaded lane on both ends of the floor, averaging nearly 15 points and 11 rebounds per game. However, in NLEX, he is trying to become more of an outside threat.

“Siguro sa Cebu man gud, more on post moves ko but pag-abot didto sa NLEX kay I’m playing the four position. So mao akong adjustment na ginabuhat, to become more of an outside threat,” McAloney shared. (JNP)

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What's the difference between pandemic and epidemic?

BBC Asia News - 3 hours 20 min ago
Concerns are growing that the recently-detected coronavirus may spread. Dr Rosalind Eggo explains.
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UST head coach Aldin Ayo looking for high-character players in Cebu tryouts

Cebu Sun.Star - 3 hours 23 min ago

University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers Aldin Ayo will be on the lookout for high-character players when he oversees the tryouts at the City Sports Club-Cebu on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

UST, the UAAP Season 82 runners-up, is looking to infuse its loaded roster with some more talent from down south. Thus, Ayo himself will be conducting the tryouts on Saturday, which begins at 7 a.m. and will last until 10 in the morning. Another session will be held at 3 p.m.

Ayo said that while they always appreciate skilled players, high-character players will be prioritized.

“Of course, talent and skills. But more than those traits, we prioritize character,” answered Ayo when asked what he will be looking for come the tryouts this weekend.

Joining him in taking look at the players is UST’s Cebuano strength and conditioning coach, Joph Cleopas.

UST currently has a couple of former Cesafi standouts in their fold. Former University of San Jose-Recoletos center Dave Ando is on the collegiate team while ex-University of Southern Philippines Foundation forward Rojan Montemayor is playing for the high school squad. (JNP)

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Indonesia’s arrest of US journalist Philip Jacobson sparks outcry over press freedom

SCMP Asian News - 3 hours 29 min ago
The arrest of American journalist Philip Jacobson in Indonesia over alleged visa violations has sparked an international outcry over press freedom in the Southeast Asian nation.Jacobson, an editor at non-profit media organisation Mongabay, has reported on environmental and corruption issues in Indonesia since 2011.The 30-year-old could face five years in prison if authorities prosecute him for violating the terms of his visa, an offence for which other foreign reporters have previously been…
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Former Cesafi MVP Rey Suerte tows Batangas City to win over Navotas in MPBL

Cebu Sun.Star - 3 hours 45 min ago

Former Cesafi MVP Rey Anthony Suerte drained one clutch shot after another to push the Batangas City-Tanduay past the Navotas-Unipak Sardines, 72-68, in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Season at the Ynares Sports Arena on Thursday night, January 23, 2020.

With the Athletics down one, Suerte — a product of the University of the Visayas — drained a triple from the left wing and then, got a foul off of Navotas’ Kojack Melegrito that led to two made free-throws to put Batangas City in front, 69-66, with 1:39 left.

Osama Abdurasad’s lay-up with 39.4 seconds left trimmed the Athletics’ lead to one. But Suerte once again came to Batangas’ defense, making another three-pointer from the same spot where he made one earlier to push the lead back to four points, 72-68, with 16 seconds remaining.

Abdurasad missed a three-pointer while Cebuano forward Jason Melano stole the ball off a pass from Joesel Prudente to seal the deal for the Athletics.

Suerte – who scored Batangas’ last eight points – finished the game with 13 points, five assists, and four rebounds for the Athletics, who are now in a three-way logjam in the fifth spot of the South Division with Iloilo and Zamboanga, possessing identical 16-11 cards.

Melano fired in 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals, and a block while Ryusei Koga and Jeff Viernes chipped in 12 and 11 points in the victory.

Mark Guillen and Mikey Cabahug, meanwhile, led Navotas with 13 points apiece. The Unipak Sardines-backed squad dropped to a 7-21 standing in the North Division.

The Scores:

Batangas City-Athletics (72) – Suerte 13, Melano 12, Koga 12, Viernes 11, Olivares 7, Grimaldo 5, Santos 4, Sara 3, Tungcab 3, Bragais 2, Rogado 0

Navotas-Unipak Sardines (68) – Guillen 13, Cabahug 13, Taywan 11, Gonzales 6, Melegrito 5, Bondoc 5, Abdurasad 5, Matillano 4, Andaya 4, Bautista 2, Evangelista 0, Prudente 0 (JNP)

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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte threatens to end military deal with US over visa dispute

SCMP Asian News - 3 hours 55 min ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned the United States on Thursday he would repeal an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises if Washington did not reinstate the visa of a political ally.Visibly upset, Duterte vented his anger over the US decision to deny entry to Ronald dela Rosa, a former police chief who is now a senator.Dela Rosa said the US embassy in the Philippines did not explain why his visa had been cancelled but that he believed it was most likely because…
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George Soros takes aim at President Xi and Trump

BBC Asia News - 4 hours 22 min ago
The billionaire launches an attack on US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Xinping.
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China coronavirus: Japan confirms second case of infection

SCMP Asian News - 4 hours 37 min ago
Japan’s health ministry said on Friday it had confirmed the country’s second case of a novel coronavirus strain, in a man who travelled from the Chinese city of Wuhan.In a statement, the ministry said the man in his 40s was a resident of the Chinese city where the outbreak began and arrived in Japan on January 19.He reported having had a fever for several days before his arrival but said that his condition had stabilised by the time of his arrival in Japan.On January 22, he reported a fever and…
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Wuhan virus: Japan confirms second case

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 52 min ago
January 24, 2020 6:37 AM

The infection was confirmed in a man in his 40s who lives in Wuhan - the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak - and travelled to Japan, the health ministry said in a statement.
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China coronavirus: Fears infections will rise as hundreds of millions travel

BBC Asia News - 4 hours 56 min ago
With hundreds of millions set to travel, China tries to corral the deadly virus in Hubei province.
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Man killed by own rooster at cockfighting event in India

SCMP Asian News - 5 hours 13 min ago
A man died after being slashed by blade tied to a rooster in a cock fight in India, police said on Thursday.The incident draws attention to the controversial practice, which continues in the country on a large scale despite a ban.The victim, Saripalli Venkateswara Rao, 53, was holding the rooster at a death match in the village of Pragadavaram last week when it tried to struggle free, lashing out at its owner.“Rao made efforts to hold on, but he got deep stab injuries from a small sharp knife…
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China locks down five cities at epicentre of outbreak

Straits Times Asian News - 6 hours 30 min ago
January 24, 2020 5:00 AM

China has taken the unprecedented move of locking down cities at the heart of a new Sars-like outbreak that has spread swiftly across provinces and the world, killing at least 17 and infecting more than 630.
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Caught by surprise, Wuhan residents rush to stock up on supplies

Straits Times Asian News - 6 hours 30 min ago
January 24, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • Wuhan residents woke up yesterday morning to news that the authorities had ordered a ban on all travel out of the beleaguered city in a bid to contain a fast-spreading mystery virus that has killed at least 17 people and sickened hundreds more.
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China's wild animal markets a breeding ground for disease

Straits Times Asian News - 6 hours 30 min ago
January 24, 2020 5:00 AM

What hits a visitor to China's wild animal markets immediately is the smell. It is an odour so overwhelmingly putrid that one would leave at once if one did not have any real business to be there.
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