First night relay race in PH puts premium on ‘team spirit’

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award March Madness: Top 32 PH high school teams battle it out in 11th NBTC season Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters HiVelocity managing director Adrian Mok said they expect to have 3,000 participants.Filipino Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, who is also an ambassador for Asics, said running as part of a team, instead of as an individual, will put pressure not only on the runner but on the teammates as well.“You have one thing in mind and that’s to win not only for yourself but also for the team,” said Tabal. “It’s going to be a different feeling because you’re going to push each other, pressure them, and pressure yourself.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIES The Asics Relay will make its first stop in the Philippines before holding events in other Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.“The objective of the race is to create an event to emphasize the team spirit,” said Andy Neo, Asics Asia sports marketing manager, at during the press conference at Conrad Manila. “We know that people want to sleep in the morning and the evening time is perfect because you can sleep after and you will have more people to join.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe event features a full 42-kilometer marathon, where each team member is required to run two legs of 5.25 km, and a 21 km half marathon, where each participant needs to run a leg of 5.25 km.Winning teams will be awarded over P790,000 and the champion of the full marathon will have an automatic slot to any of the next four races. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Asics Relay Marathon. Photo from asics.com.A Japanese sportswear brand is introducing a new kind of marathon here in the Philippines.From the usual individual races held at dawn, this new race launched on Wednesday is looking for four-member teams for a relay marathon at night.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

UNMEER Says No New Cases in Nine Counties

first_imgAn official report from the United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has disclosed that over the past 21 days, nine counties, mostly in Southeastern Liberia, have reported no new Ebola cases.Hans Rosling said Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru, Maryland, Gbarpolu, Bomi, Grand Bassa, and River Cess counties, have reported no confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for more than 21 days, while Lofa County in northern Liberia has reported zero cases in more than 40 days.Speaking at the Information Ministry’s daily Ebola briefing last Monday, Mr. Rosling expressed the hope that the situation would remain under control and that there would not be a rebirth of the disease in those counties, especially Lofa, the former epicenter of the deadly Ebola virus disease.Lofa is one of several Liberian counties bordering Guinea, from which the first outbreak was transmitted. He explained that Foya in Lofa County registered Liberia’s first case of Ebola in early March 2014, with the disease subsequently spreading rapidly to other parts of the country.He has, however, cautioned residents of those counties to remain assertive in protecting their communities and families by adhering to the preventive measures outlined by the Ministry of Health and its partners, including reporting all sick cases, doing away with bathing of dead bodies and shaking of hands.At the same time, according to Rosling, six counties- Cape Mount, Montserrado, Bong, Nimba, Margibi and Sinoe, have reported over 70 Ebola cases in the last three weeks but he maintained that UMEER was determined to ensure that Ebola is eradicated from Liberia.It may be recalled that in early November, the World Health Organization (WHO) assigned doctor to Lofa, Clement Peter, declared the Foya Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU) free of Ebola after it did not report cases of the disease in more than three weeks.“The World Health Organization (WHO) will declare a country Ebola-free if no new Ebola case is reported in 42 days. Liberia is fighting the virus and hopes that the country will be declared Ebola-free soon.”Also speaking, the Head of the Incident Management Team andAssistant Minister for Preventive Services, Tolbert Nyenswah, revealed that the government has sent a six-man technical team to Grand Cape Mount County to beef up the strength of the local Ebola Taskforce in eradicating the virus.Minister Nyenswah said the government’s decision to dispatch the team was due to the constant outbreak of new Ebola cases in the area and the need to curb the virus.He said it is regrettable that while many counties are reporting zero cases, Cape Mount is still reporting fresh Ebola cases daily.Minister Nyenswah further disclosed that the six-person team will work with the County Health Team and local and international partners in fighting the further spread of the virus in the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more