Ecuador protesters take 8 police officers hostage

first_imgIndigenous demonstrators paraded sevenmen and one woman on a stage in Quito on Thursday before thousands of crowds,demanding the end of austerity measures and asking the resignation of PresidentLenín Moreno.    Protests began after the governmentannounced an end to fuel subsidies last week, as part of a loan agreement withthe International Monetary Fund. ECUADOR – Eight police officers weretaken hostage in Ecuador amid ongoing demonstrations. Indigenous demonstrators take to the streets and demand the end of austerity measures after the government announced an end to fuel subsidies in Ecuador last week. AFP/GETTY Indigenous-led protests toppled threepresidents in the past few decades. They have taken dozens of officers hostagein various locations throughout the country since the unrest began.(BBC)last_img read more

Number of WV repatriates with COVID-19 rises to 163

first_imgThe most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Meanwhile, the breakdown for repatriated OFWs and LSIs is the following:* Aklan – four* Antique – four* Capiz – two* Guimaras – five* Iloilo Province – 19* Negros Occidental -74* Bacolod City – 24* Iloilo City – 31“Sa gihapon nagapabilin nga mas madamo ang asymptomatic cases naton sa rehiyon so 196 of the confirmed cases are asymptomatic,” added Pulmones.She urged the publicto still be vigilant and follow quarantine protocols of concerned local government unit (LGU) to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. There is still no vaccine for COVID-19./PN The six new cases also brought to 246 the total confirmed cases in Region 6.“Nagapakita nga ang total naton nga confirmed cases diri sa region ang yara sa 246. Bout silingon nga subong nga adlaw may nagdugang naman nga anum ka bag-o nga kaso,” said Pulmones.Of the 246, 112 are active cases, 123 already recovered and 11 died.Here’s a breakdown of the 246 cases per provinces and cities:* Aklan – six* Antique – 14* Capiz – six* Guimaras – zero* Iloilo Province – 23* Negros Occidental -three* Bacolod City – 11* Iloilo City – 20* repatriates OFWs/LSI – 163 Six more tested positive, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 yesterday. They were the following:* 27-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 241 (LSI)* 51-year-old male from Bacolod City or Patient No. 242 (OFW)* 29-year-old male from Buenavista, Guimaras or Patient No. 243 (LSI)* 21-year-old male from Barotac Viejo, Iloilo or Patient No. 244 (LSI)* 32-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 245 (LSI)* 40-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 246 (LSI) According to Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, chief of the Local Health Support Division of DOH-6, these latest patients are all asymptomatic and currently isolated in a quarantine facility. ILOILO City – There are now 163 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 among repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Western Visayas.last_img read more

Al Bello

first_imgAl Bello White on Nunes-Cris rematch: ‘That’s the fight I want to make’ UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. Lawler fight card Apparel More From Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt More from Bloody Elbow:Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller apologizes to Uriah Hall Video: Manny Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach in wild brawl with Brandon Rios’ coachesHow’s Taste My Tweet Tweet? Georges St-Pierre feeling better, War Machine talks abortion and suicideUFC 167 medical suspensions: Johny Hendricks’ knee injury?BE’s Baddest MMA Greatest of All Time Tournament: #2 Chuck Liddell vs #3 Matt Hughes White: McGregor didn’t like my comments about Masvidal being ‘too big’ for him Latest From MMA Warehouse Lockdown duffle bag ProMax 440 BJJ GI More: Conor lashes out at Herb Dean, says Khabib was ‘riddled in panic’ during bus attack Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Standard BJJ Gi Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Once upon a time they put on one of the most dramatic Heavyweight fights in MMA history, but these days Fedor Emelianenko and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic are tearing into each other in the press like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards feuding before announcing yet another Stones tour.Fedor started the fun with some comments about Cro Cop’s most recent fight, a submission loss to Alexey Oleinik at Legend 2 in Russia:”Something happened to him,” said Fedor. “And he does not have either the physical condition or mental attitude.””There is something that broke in him and he is not the same fighter as he was before. This is evident on his style of fighting and on his look during the fight. I don’t know how to explain… You know when a person goes into the ring to win, or at least not to lose. I mean, when a fighter is ready and goes to fight than it can be seen by his look. Regardless of whether he gets hit or not, he goes forward and regardless of whether he wins or loses, he wants to go forward, and it is clear from his burning eyes.”Cro Cop took to Facebook to reply, but only after setting his phaser on nuclear blast (translated by Middle Easy):”Fedor commented on me and today I read a comment from his eminent brother. It’s little to say that I truly respected and liked them both since the time when we fought together in Japan, but that respect is now gone. Alexander, who probably caused all the scandal and manfully beat up a 63 years old just so that he doesn’t have to enter the ring with me, I won’t comment too much because the sport is often looked down on because of guys like him, and besides, he doesn’t deserve much of a comment. But Fedor was a grave disappointment. If Fedor fought in my city, I’d come to his hotel, take him out for dinner, have a talk with him, and if I had to tell him something I’d tell it to his face and not talk over newspapers.After all, we’re ‘brothers in arms’ and we bled together in Japanese rings, and had a fight that many consider as the best in MMA history, and he not only didn’t have the audacity to say hello, even before the fight in the locker room, but he commented on me that I’m this and that, this wasn’t the Fedor that I used to know. Every one of his losses fell hard on me, as if it were my own, and this same man then says publicly that he doesn’t know what keeps me fighting, that I’m not in shape and such things. Everyone has the right for an opinion, but until then I’m shedding my own blood, enduring the torture and pain, the decision is mine, it’s my thing for how long I’ll fight and why I fight. About the fight, I’m sick because of the loss, but I’m glad that I broke the blockade in my head that I had about grappling through my entire career and I’m glad that I tried to go for a guillotine and after that for a triangle. Sadly, I wasn’t able to get it around him, cause if I did he’d be choked out. If I was able to get both legs together, and it was close, I would have finished him and it would have been ‘Great job, champ!’ ‘Awesome!’ ‘You’re in great shape!’ But like this, it’s just gonna be spitting all over me and this and that.”Nice to see everyone is maturing as the years go by. Sale Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Robert Whittaker hails ‘Wonderboy’ the best ‘outside fighter’ in MMA Standard Ranked Rashguard UFC 240: Fights to make Latest From Our Partners Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Bloody Elbow Good Night Tee Accessories Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Gloveslast_img read more