He added that nurses working in theASMGH have requested a temporary shelter due to the lack of public transport inthe province, especially that the provincial government extended the enhancedcommunity quarantine until April 14.(Witha report from PNA/PN) FOOD FOR FRONT-LINERS. Employees’ cooperatives in Antique donate PHP50,00 worth of food to the province’s front-liners. Ma. Lourdes Fortaleza, president of the United Provincial Government Employees of Antique (UPGEA), said on Tuesday (March 31, 2020) they consider their actions as part of their social responsibility. Photo courtesy of UPGEA/APGEMCO “Last March 30, we gave foodstuff to thepersonnel of the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital (ASMGH), ProvincialDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Provincial Social Welfare andDevelopment Office, and the capitol guards, who are still performing theirduties despite the threat of COVID-19,” UPGEA president Ma. Lourdes Fortaleza saidon April 1. SAN JOSE, Antique – Frontliners in thisprovince were provided with food assistance by a group of employers asappreciation and support in their fight against the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). Integrated provincial health officer Dr.Ric Noel Naciongayo, for his part, has been appealing assistance for thefrontliners. “I am appealing to anyone concerned toextend assistance to our frontliners as our way of appreciating theircommitment to work,” he said. The United Provincial GovernmentEmployees of Antique (UPGEA) and the Antique Provincial Government EmployeesMulti-Purpose Cooperative gave out biscuits, noodles, energy drunk, juice andmore to the frontliners.
The college football playoff organization, along with the NCAA, have developed a pay plan to cover the expense parents and other family members occur going to the football and/or basketball playoffs. This year a $1,250 stipend went to each parent to cover the cost of their attendance at the football playoffs. This covered the games played by the 4 teams. The Final Four teams in basketball will reimburse their families $3,000 to cover expenses in attending the NCAA Final Four.The athletes themselves will receive a $4,000 stipend for their expenses. I am not certain why the athletes need this amount of money, because their universities should provide for most of their expenses. The university itself will pay for room, meals, and travel, so why do these athletes need an additional $4,000?It is easy to figure out where the money is coming from. The Final Four in football and basketball will draw anywhere from 50,000 to over 100,000 fans, and the money these tickets bring in plus television revenues can easily cover the cost. This is the result of the Big 5 conferences putting the NCAA in a bind.
MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearEverything had been on the upswing for Cejudo. It appeared he would be moving back up to bantamweight and challenging Dillashaw for that title during the summer. The 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling seemed to be on the cusp of getting a chance to become the fourth fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously. Unfortunately for Cejudo, the opportunity didn’t look like it would be happening when, last month, Dillashaw and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) revealed the former had failed a drug test and would be relinquishing the belt. On Tuesday, it was announced by USADA that, before their fight, Dillashaw twice tested positive for EPO and would be suspended for two years. (Editor’s note: The substance Dillashaw tested positive for was revealed after the interview was conducted.)When the announcement about Dillashaw’s failure came down, Cejudo was still asleep in his bed. He found out about it when he woke up to text messages from an MMA reporter and Jeff Novitzky, the UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance. Initially, the totality of the matter took a toll on the 32-year-old, but after some conversations and thinking about it all, Cejudo finally moved on and accepted it for what it was.”For the whole day, I talked to my brother about it,” Cejudo said. “The situation bothered me for about a day and a half. I felt sad. You go through these emotions. I’m a competitor, and I was playing by the rules. When somebody does something like that, there’s malice to it. It’s unfortunate because in baseball you are hitting a ball and going for the fences and watching the ball fly, but when it’s in fighting it’s completely different. I’m over it now. Things always come to light sooner or later. And T.J. got his.”Cejudo had his suspicions about Dillashaw. He claims people close to Dillashaw had brought it up to him before; however, he didn’t feel the need to bring it up in a public setting because that’s not the type of person he is. Also, he didn’t have any strong evidence to support the claims. The last thing on Cejudo’s mind when trying to process everything was, would he still want to square off with Dillashaw when he’s allowed to return? Cejudo responded swiftly.”I don’t think I’d ever fight T.J. again,” Cejudo said. “I don’t believe in people taking PEDs. I don’t deal with people that do that stuff. I don’t like being around people that do that stuff. That’s just not me. Me fighting somebody like that again on it; I do believe in second chances, but not in a fight.” While things looked bleak for a few days, a rainbow arose when the UFC revealed a few days after the Dillashaw news that Cejudo would still get a crack at history. He will battle top contender Marlon Moraes for the vacant bantamweight crown in the main event of UFC 238 on June 8 at the United Center. Moraes has been running through the competition by winning 17 of his last 18 fights. He’s someone “The Messenger” has been watching for a while, and Cejudo knew that one day they would lock horns.”I knew me and Marlon were eventually going to fight,” Cejudo said. “We both have the same manager and the same agent. I never try to become too friendly with people that I know I’m going to fight with because when I go out there, I’m coming with bad intentions in a legal way (laughs). I want to hurt him. I want to destroy him. I want to take his head off.” CHICAGO — Henry Cejudo was on Cloud 9 after shocking the MMA world again when he knocked out then-bantamweight titlist T.J. Dillashaw in 32 seconds at UFC Brooklyn in January to retain the flyweight championship.”It was beautiful,” Cejudo told Sporting News. “I wasn’t supposed to go to the Olympics. I was ranked 31st in the world. I was down in every match. I still went out there and became the youngest in history ever to win an Olympic gold medal. It was the same thing with Demetrious Johnson (whom Cejudo defeated at UFC 227 to win the flyweight title). He had knocked me out in two minutes and 36 seconds and then having to wait 2 1/2 years to eventually get my rematch to avenge it against the greatest of all time. Next fight, I was fighting T.J. Dillashaw, the greatest bantamweight of all time, with the flyweight division on the line and knocked him out in 32 seconds.”