Malaysia PM faces major test in state polls
Malaysia's embattled leader faces state elections Saturday that are his biggest political test since taking office, with analysts saying he desperately needs a win to strengthen his tenuous hold on power.A defeat for Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin's allies in Sabah state on Borneo will erode support among his seven-month-old government's coalition partners, increasing pressure for snap national polls, observers warn.Adding to his problems, the election comes just days after opposition leaderAnwar Ibrahimlaunched a bid to topple his administration, claiming he had mustered enough support from M...
BN Pitas candidate reports positive Covid-19 test
SABAH POLLS | BN's Pitas candidate Sufian Abd Karim has tested positive for Covid-19.Despite this, he called on party supporters to keep their spirits high during the Sabah state election as he apologised for any inconvenience caused by his infection with the novel coronavirus."I, Sufian Abd Karim, the BN candidate for N03 Pitas have just gotten the test result for Covid-19 and have been confirmed positive."Apologies for all the difficulties. May it not break our spirits in this struggle," he said in a Facebook post today.Sufian went on to urge all those who had close contact with him to get t...
“‘Warp speed’ was an unfortunate term”: With Covid-19, vaccine messaging faces an unprecedented test
By Jillian KramerThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had a problem: A new vaccine could save lives and end a viral epidemic that had infected millions of Americans. The immunization was safe, effective, and widely available. Most insurance companies planned to cover it. But few people were taking it.That epidemic was human papillomavirus, or HPV, a sexually transmitted infection that sometimes causes cervical cancer and other serious conditions. In 2006, after federal regulators approved the first HPV vaccine, the CDC officially recommended that all adolescent girls be immunized. In...
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MAD Lions vs. Team Liquid: Worlds 2020 play-in betting analysis
The first test between the LEC and LCS.
The first match between North American and European teams at the 2020 World Championship will be between Team Liquid and MAD Lions on the first day of the play-in stage.Both teams have been performing well throughout the summer split and will now write the first chapter of the regional rivalry in 2020. Liquid qualified as the LCS third seed, while MAD Lions took the new fourth spot for the LEC.While the two teams didn’t manage to climb to the top of their respective league, they still proved that they deserve to be at Worlds. Being the two clear favorites in group A, this will be one of the mo...
NFL conducting additional test of MetLife Stadium turf prior to Giants-Niners game
The NFL and NFL Players’ Association were conducting an additional test of MetLife Stadium’s FieldTurf surface on Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s Giants-49ers game, sources confirmed.Every NFL field is tested within 72 hours of each game played on it by an independent field inspector, so the turf will be examined again later this week per standard operating procedure.But Wednesday’s survey was deemed necessary due diligence given the San Francisco 49ers’ concerns about playing a second straight game where several of their players were badly injured against the Jets last Sunday.Niners coach Kyle Sh...
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Mitra impressed with Chooks 3×3 test run
Mitra impressed with Chooks 3×3 test runJohn Bryan Ulanday(The Philippine Star) – September 24, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Baham Mitra is confident for the success of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 bubble tournament at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna after a smooth test run the other day.“I’m impressed with the preparations being done by Chooks-to-Go. They did not just meet the requirements but also improved on their submitted safety protocols,” said Mitra, who was joined by Chooks owner Ronald Mascariñas and commissioner Eric Al...
Nelson Vivas takes charge of Atletico Madrid
Nelson Vivas has taken charge of Atletico Madrid with Diego Simeone sidelined.Vivas had been in self-isolation after news of Simeone's positive coronavirus test but has now passed all the regulations in the protocol to return to work, reports Marca.He had been in a meeting with the Argentine coach in the 48 hours before the positive test, which meant he had to self-isolate until Friday to comply with the protocol.Furthermore, Vivas had to test negative for COVID-19 on his latest three PCR tests.Vivas led Atletico Madrid training on Thursday and was supported by Hernan Bonvicini and Oscar Orteg...
Djokovic passes Krajinovic test; Halep and Pliskova advance in Rome
World number one Novak Djokovic survived a marathon first set before winning 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 against fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic on Friday to reach the Rome Masters quarter-finals.Rome's nine-time defending champion Rafael Nadal bested another Serbian in Dusan Lajovic as he sprinted to a 6-1, 6-3 win.The 19-time grand slam winner will face Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in the next phase after he overcame Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.In the women's WTA Premier event, top seeds Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova both advanced to the last eight after contrasting displays.Second-seeded C...
Travelling from India to UAE? Your COVID-19 PCR test report can be rejected if you don’t follow these rules
Dubai: Airlines have clarified rules to ensure the COVID-19 RT-PCR test report being carried by passengers from India to the UAE are valid.It is mandatory for passengers from India to the UAE to test negative for COVID-19 in RT-PCR test taken a maximum of 96 hours before their flight departure time. The mandatory 96-hour time frame begins from the time the swab or sample was collected for test.Air India Express, in its latest blog post, stated that the negative COVID-19 RT-PCR medical test result should only be taken from laboratories approved by the Indian Council for Medical Research or Pure...
A sort of COVID-19 ‘test’
Among the 16 cities and one municipality comprising the national capital region (NCR), the city government of Paranaque can very well claim as succeeding in its campaign to contain the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease, or COVID-19 contagion. Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez expressed his optimism that the declining city-wide COVID cases would make it among the first to flatten the curve on the incidence of this deadly flu-like virus.During the first three months of Metro Manila-wide lockdown period from March to May, Mayor Olivarez recalled, the city of Paranaque ranked third in the m...