PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ The board will stay here until Sunday to discuss, among other things, the format that the Commissioner’s and Governors’ Cups will adopt.The last two conferences of the year are import-laden, and the team representatives will deliberate on what height limits will be enforced. The continued use of Asian imports in the season-closing Governors’ Cup will also be discussed.Meanwhile, GlobalPort team owner Mikee Romero will officially assume chairmanship of the board starting Thursday when the turnover is made.Robert Non of San Miguel Beer is the outgoing chair.ADVERTISEMENT Narvasa also joined the trip together with members of the board and will meet with his staff here to discuss the deal, which would later include powerhouse San Miguel Beer.Under the deal, the Beermen, who will open defense of the Philippine Cup starting Nov. 20, will ultimately land Garcia while giving up role player Ryan Araña and future Draft rights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentStar, which also signed up a new coach in Chito Victolero in an effort to rebound from one of its worst seasons ever, is unloading some of its guards after tapping the talented Jio Jalalon from the Gilas Pilipinas Cadet Draft last Sunday.Ramos, who averaged close to 14 points for the Enforcers the past season, will stay with the Hotshots and be the team’s prime power forward. Mackie, Pocari Sweat overpower UST, claim top spot Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSEOUL—The league’s brain thrust arrived in this bustling South Korean capital on Wednesday night to plot the PBA’s path for Season 42 opening later this month, with teams also spending the time to draw up trade plans and bolster their respective rosters.Mahindra and Star representatives came to terms that would ship Aldrech Ramos and a future pick for RR Garcia and Alex Mallari, the deal now awaiting the approval of commissioner Chito Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to a big day of racing on Saturday, which will see the winner of the Dubai World Cup take home more than £3.8m.He also previews England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania on Friday night, revealing the Three Lions are 1/8 for the victory and Wayne Rooney is hot favourite to open the scoring at Wembley.And he looks at Wales’ Euro 2016 qualifier in Israel on Saturday, with Gareth Bale, under-pressure at Real Madrid, 7/4 to score anytime.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
EDMONTON — If you’ve ever wondered why the sound of some words can make you snort milk through your nose or why little boys love to run around yelling certain others, wonder no more.A pair of University of Alberta researchers say they’ve analyzed what it is that make some words intrinsically funny.Co-author Chris Westbury says his recently published paper in the Journal of Experimental Psychology may be the first to break down what makes us break down and actually predict which words will bring a smile.He says funny words combine two things — sound and meaning.Words associated with bodily functions, good times, animals and insults containing the sounds “oo” or “kay” that end in l-e are most likely to get a laugh, according to their detailed statistics.It may seem like lightweight research.But Westbury says humour is intrinsic to being human and may even give an evolutionary advantage.The 10 funniest words in a sample of more than 45,000? Sit down:Upchuck, bubby, boff, wriggly, yaps, giggle, cooch, guffaw, puffball, and jiggly.The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsThey saved it once from hydro development.Now, the Cree of northern Quebec are calling on the province to protect a pristine river valley from logging and mining.As APTN’s Tim Fontaine reports Cree youth are taking a very active role.