“The poor and the vulnerablesectors will be heavily-disadvantaged under this scenario, as they don’t havethe resources to cope with any shortage of food and other necessities,” hefurther said./PN “Gayang lagi, ang mga mahihirap ang pinakaapektado sa mga ganitong pagkakataon.Siguraduhin natin na angkop ang pansin at pagpapahalaga ang maipapaabot sakanila,” she said. The Vice President also stressed theneed to extend financial assistance to poor communities and to “protect thevulnerable.” MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredosaid the “community quarantine” declaration to contain the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) in Metro Manila will be effective only if there are enoughbasic supplies for the people. “Preventing travel to and from MetroManila with only 52 cases as this point is a textbook case of overreaction,” headded. “NCR is the political and economiccapital of the Philippines. The economy will grind to a halt as the flow ofgoods and people from the provinces to NCR, and vice versa, will be affected,”Sotto said in a statement. In an address to the public onThursday night, Robredo said her fellow government officials must ensure thereare enough basic supplies, such as food and sanitary items, to help allay fearsamong citizens. President Duterte on Thursday imposeda “community quarantine” and travel ban for land, sea and air in and out ofMetro Manila from March 15 to April 4, subject to review daily. Shoppers endured long queues at checkout counters in groceries and supermarkets in Manila yesterday as word that a lockdown would be enforced set off panic buying across Metro Manila. Shelves were emptied quickly, with sanitisers, disinfectants, rice and cooking oil among the most sought-after items. EPA-EFE The travel restrictions, recommendedby the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging InfectiousDiseases, were made in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in thecountry. Senate President Vicente Sotto III,meanwhile, said isolating Metro Manila would “only result in panic and hoardingof goods.” “Isaitong paraan para hindi na dumagdag ang pangamba ng ating mga kababayan. Kungalam nating magiging sapat ang supplies sa ating mga komunidad, papanatag ang atingloob, at hindi na natin kakailanganing lumabas pa,” Robredo said.
USC organizations hosted Football 101, an event designed to help students get a better understanding of the game and culture of American football, at Heritage Hall on Friday.Football school · Alex Rios, a recruiting analyst for USC football, explains the different player positions at the Football 101 session. – Carol Kim | Daily TrojanUSC Program Board’s International Student Assembly, Graduate Student Government and Recreational Sports collaborated to host the event, with sponsorship from the Office of International Services and others.“Beat the Sun Devils” T-shirts and tote bags, as well as free game tickets, were passed out to the 100 participants.USG Wellness kicked off the event by talking about tailgating policies and safety. GSG organized a tailgate on Trousdale Parkway so all the participants of the event could experience the chaos and Trojan spirit for themselves on game day.Donald Ludwig, executive director of USC Spirit and Traditions and USC Spirituality and Sports, and Luis Nevarez, a senior safety on the Trojan football team, talked about what it means to be a part of the Trojan family. They went on to explain the game of football, everything from specifying the dimensions of the field to creating an interactive activity for the audience to understand the snap count. While a football helmet was being passed around the room, Ludwig and Nevarez helped the event’s participants feel like they would be able to yell and chant with the rest of the Trojans at the ASU game.The event ended with a jock rally and performances from the Trojan Marching Band and the Song Girls.“This is actually an annual event, and we at GSG wanted to continue this because we wanted to get the students accustomed to American culture as well as USC culture,” GSG President Yohey Tokumitsu said.He said that another purpose of the event was to familiarize international students with tailgating culture.While this event had been held in years past, this was the first time a number of USC organizations collaborated on it.“I asked the Office of International Services, and they led me to speak to Athletics, as well as Rec Sports, ISA and USG. They were very helpful and eager to work on this project with us,” Tokumitsu said.Rachel Zou, director of ISA, believed that there was a great deal of student demand for an event like this, especially because of their efforts to increase publicity for Football 101 this year. Four hundred undergraduate and graduate students at USC RSVP’d for the event. Because of limited capacity, the 100 participants were chosen through a lottery system.“I think there is a lot of student demand [for an event like this], especially for free football tickets,” Zou said. “I think there is also a lot of student demand among international students to understand how football works because football is a foreign concept to people outside of America. I grew up in America, but I am not an avid football fan. I came to USC and had no idea what the rules of football were, so Football 101 has really helped me understand that.”Participant feedback was positive.“I think I will understand more and enjoy the game more because I’ll know what and when to cheer,” said Jolie Vu, a graduate student at the Leventhal School of Accounting. “They should definitely have this event every year.”Students who had previously attended football games also found the event to be helpful.“The workshop was great,” said Danshi Li, a graduate student in mechanical engineering. “I’ve seen a lot of football games at USC, but this will be really helpful for the game tomorrow because it’s clearer how to be integrated into the Trojan community and cheer with everyone.”
Comments Syracuse (16-6, 7-2 Atlantic Coast) defeated Pittsburgh for the second time this season and returns from a three-game road trip on Tuesday night. In come the Florida State Seminoles (16-5, 4-4), once a top-15 team, to the Carrier Dome. Tip is slated for 8 p.m.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen on Tuesday night. Billy Heyen (18-4)Hot spellSyracuse 69, Florida State 65Syracuse always seems to play the Seminoles tough: An upset and court storm two years ago, and Tyus Battle’s 37 points in a loss last season. Each game FSU has lost this season has featured 32 percent or lower 3-point shooting, and the Orange hold opponents to 30.9 percent from beyond the arc. That should combine to keep the Seminoles at a low enough point total that Battle, Oshae Brissett and co. can keep SU’s winning streak alive. Charlie DiSturco (17-5)Dome court advantageSyracuse 67, Florida State 62AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s offense is becoming more fluid with each game, and that’ll continue on Tuesday night. Florida State struggles shooting the 3 ball — only 33 percent — and that’ll show against the Orange’s 2-3 zone. Battle and Elijah Hughes will bounce back with a strong performance and hand the Seminoles their fourth conference road loss in five games. Matthew Gutierrez (15-7)Tall orderSyracuse 66, Florida State 64The Seminoles can play, recently putting up 59 points against Georgia Tech’s zone and holding the Yellow Jackets to 49. Given that outcome, I anticipate a close, low-scoring game at the Carrier Dome this week. The Orange look to start February on a strong note and win their 10th game out of their last 12, and they’ll get a much better Tyus Battle in a win over FSU Tuesday night. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 4, 2019 at 8:34 pm