PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: Arnisador Trixie Mary Lofranco delivered the Philippines' a gold medal in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games at the Chroy Changvar Convention Center on Tuesday, May 16. Lofranco ruled the women's individual anyo non-traditonal open weapon event, as the Philippines now has 53 gold medals in to surpass it's 52-gold medal haul from last year's Hanoi Games.
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James LeeTwenty-three people including a coach and 11 footballers from Hong Kong's first division have been arrested by officers of the Independent Commission Against Corruption on suspicion of match-fixing. Besides the 11 players and the coach 11 middlemen and bookmakers were snared. The investigation launched last year also showed the syndicate was involved in match-fixing during the latest season. "The ICAC is committed to working closely with the Hong Kong Football Association to uphold the integrity of local football and to review anti-graft guidelines and hold corruption prevention seminars," Cheuk said. In 2016 five players from Hong Kong club Pegasus and a bookmaker were arrested over rigging matches and taking bribes of more than HK$90,000.
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A coach crashed and flipped onto its side in Tsuen Wan on Tuesday, injuring 23 people. The accident happened at about 5.30 pm on the Texaco Road Flyover near Tai Wo Hau, where police believe the coach was out of control and crashed with a road divider before it flipped onto its side. The coach was carrying 15 women and 12 men, including the driver, when the accident happened. Due to the traffic accident, all Texaco Road (Route Twisk bound) lanes near Castle Peak Road - Tsuen Wan are still being closed to all traffic. At the same time, part of the lanes of Texaco Road (Tsuen Tsing Interchange) near Castle Peak Road - Tsuen Wan is also closed.
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: Filipino Wrestler Alvin Lobrequito ruled the men's 57kg freestyle event to win a gold medal in the 32nd Southeast Asian az Games Tuesday, May 16. With Lobrequito's conquest of his division, the Philippines matched its 52-gold medal haul from last year's Hanoi Games.
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May 16, 2023 14:09 UTC
A man of South Asian descent died after being struck in the head by a forklift at a To Kwa Wan construction site on Tuesday. The incident happened at around 9 am while the victim was working at a site near the Kowloon City Ferry Pier. He was knocked unconscious and rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after resuscitation attempts. Police are currently investigating the accident, and the Labour Department also dispatched officers to the scene for follow-up actions.
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: US President Joe Biden said on Sunday remains "optimistic" about finding an agreement with his Republican opponents to raise the US debt limit and avoid a default, which his administration warned would cause "catastrophic" consequences. I think we'll be able to do it," Biden told reporters while out on a bike ride near his beach home in Delaware. A much-anticipated new round of debt-ceiling talks between Biden and Republican leaders, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, was postponed from Friday until the coming week. "If Congress failed to raise the debt limit by the time of default, we would go into a recession and it'd be catastrophic," he warned. "Better now than later, especially with $32 trillion of debt out there," he added.
May 16, 2023 04:15 UTC
How to lose weight — and keep it offYour personal health journey: Integrating BodyKey into your meal plan can help you manage your weight, together with a regular physical activity like biking. But is there really a diet that can help you lose weight — and keep it off, perhaps forever? “Weight is a visible indicator of health, as obesity can lead to chronic diseases.”Now comes BodyKey, which resonates most with consumers who have gained weight as a result of a sedentary lifestyle and want to shed off the excess weight — and keep it off effectively — in a healthy, safe, convenient, and sustainable way. “What we all want to think about weight management is understanding how we can all achieve weight loss forever and not just today. Healthy weight loss is slow, steady, and sustainable.”Unlocking the keyDr. Kwok-Hinsley, who may well be the poster girl for a healthy lifestyle, unlocks the key to a successful weight loss: “It’s not just meal replacement that helps you lose weight.
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A South Korean international football player is being held in police custody in China in connection with a bribery case, a Korean diplomatic source said on Monday. Seoul's foreign ministry could not immediately confirm the report, a ministry representative told AFP. Midfielder Son plays for the South Korean national team, and he has been a member of the Chinese Super League's Shandong Taishan FC since 2021. He appeared in three of South Korea's four matches at last year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar. When asked about Son on Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said he was not aware of the case.
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(UPDATE) PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: The Gilas Pilipinas women's basketball team defeated Malaysia, 77-63, to take home a silver medal in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games at the Elephant Hall on Monday, May 15. Gilas finished with the second-best record of 5-1 as the Filipino dribblers relinquished their crown to Indonesia which got the gold with a 6-0 slate. Janine Pontejos led the Filipinas with 24 points while Khate Castillo scored 18 markers. Camille Clarin chipped in nine points, Afril Bernardino had seven and Jack Animam posted six. Quarterscores: 21-10, 48-29, 60-48, 77-63.
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He also called attention to a law barring employers from ordering helpers to clean windows. He point to the ban on cleaning outward-facing windows introduced in 2017, saying: "We all know window cleaning is dangerous ... yet there are still employers who violate the [law]." The law was introduced following several incidents that saw helpers fall to their deaths while cleaning windows. Helpers cannot not be assigned to clean the outside of any window above ground level unless there is a grille. "Sometimes workers want to do the right thing by cleaning the window in spite of the ban and put themselves in danger," she added.
May 15, 2023 19:14 UTC
The last one took place in May 2014 when the Thai armed forces, led by Prayut Chan-o-cha, toppled a caretaker government following months of political crisis. According to Thailand's election commission, the two biggest opposition parties - Move Forward Party and Pheu Thai - have secured more than 290 seats. Pheu Thai, fronted by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's daughter Paetongtarn, won 141 seats to become the second-largest opposition force. But they need 376 seats in the lower house to choose a prime minister themselves without seeking consent from the military-appointed senate. Yet he is also the last candidate the military would like to see become prime minister in light of his "anti-dictator-backed, military-backed parties" election slogans.
May 15, 2023 19:13 UTC
Explosive guard Robert Bolick is officially joining Japan's B2 League after inking a two-year pact with the Fukushima Firebonds. The team made the announcement on Monday, May 15 through its official social media platform. "I am very grateful and blessed to be a part of Fukushima Firebonds," Bolick said in an official statement posted at Fukushima's Instagram account. Bolick's new pact with Japan officially ended months of speculation as to the future direction of the former NorthPort guard's pro career. The 2022-23 PBA season also saw Bolick explore for two 30-plus point games and a career-high 44-point explosion in NorthPort's 101-95 win against Meralco in the Commissioner's Cup.
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COVID-19 positivity rate hits 23.6 percent nationwideIndividuals wear face masks along the streets of Manila on May 9, 2023. MANILA, Philippines — The nationwide COVID-19 positivity rate is at 23.6 percent, OCTA Research said. OCTA said on May 5 that the COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila could reach up to 25 percent, but the health care utilization in the capital region was not likely to reach critical levels. Of the total number of confirmed COVID cases nationwide, 15,891 are active while 4,032,858 have recovered from the disease. The hospital bed occupancy rate rose to 20 percent while the cumulative positivity rate is at 13.5 percent.
May 15, 2023 10:59 UTC