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Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt


Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he won’t play this season. On this Fourth of July, even the return of baseball didn’t offer much cause for celebration. As teams prepared to start their pandemic-shortened season, sobering examples of the game’s potential danger took place at camps across the country. Major League Baseball is getting ready for a 60-game season that won’t include Price, a former Cy Young Award winner who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers in February. “After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided it i…

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Palawan records 2 new COVID-19 cases


PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Palawan province has recorded two new coronavirus positive patients Sunday afternoon, bringing the total of cases in the province to 46, the highest in the MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) region. The two new cases were in Bataraza town. They were recorded after Roxas town recorded two locally stranded individuals (LSIs) as its first two coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Dr. Leo Salvino, Roxas Municipal Health Officer (MHO), in a phone interview Sunday morning, said that the patients, a 24-year-old woman, and a 30-year-old man, both came home from Metro Manila. The male patient, who arrived on June 14 aboard 2Go Shipping Lines, …

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Palawan records 2 new COVID-19 cases


PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Palawan province has recorded two new coronavirus positive patients Sunday afternoon, bringing the total of cases in the province to 46, the highest in the MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) region. The two new cases were in Bataraza town. They were recorded after Roxas town recorded two locally stranded individuals (LSIs) as its first two coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Dr. Leo Salvino, Roxas Municipal Health Officer (MHO), in a phone interview Sunday morning, said that the patients, a 24-year-old woman, and a 30-year-old man, both came home from Metro Manila. The male patient, who arrived on June 14 aboard 2Go Shipping Lines, …

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Tesla sales boosted by entry-level sedan


This week, Tesla was crowned the automaker with the biggest market capitalization in the world. At $208 billion, the company is now worth more than Toyota, despite failing to achieve its production targets and very limited profits. A pioneer of all-electric vehicles, Tesla enjoys cult status and has passionate fans. It also benefits from growing sales all over the world, which are increasing year after year. Best-selling Model 3 According to newly announced figures, Tesla sold 90,650 automobiles in the second quarter of 2020. The number is slightly down from the same period in 2019 due to the coronavirus health crisis. This means that in the first half of this year, the America…

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Tesla sales boosted by entry-level sedan


This week, Tesla was crowned the automaker with the biggest market capitalization in the world. At $208 billion, the company is now worth more than Toyota, despite failing to achieve its production targets and very limited profits. A pioneer of all-electric vehicles, Tesla enjoys cult status and has passionate fans. It also benefits from growing sales all over the world, which are increasing year after year. Best-selling Model 3 According to newly announced figures, Tesla sold 90,650 automobiles in the second quarter of 2020. The number is slightly down from the same period in 2019 due to the coronavirus health crisis. This means that in the first half of this year, the America…

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Army says ex-UP Visayas student killed in clash with NPAs in Iloilo


ILOILO CITY—A former student at the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) was killed in a clash between New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and government troops in Iloilo. In a statement released on Sunday, the Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion identified the slain rebel as Marvin Christian Cruz, 21, allegedly the team leader of Squad 2 of the Suyak Platoon of the Southern Front Committee under the Panay Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Cruz, who was previously unidentified until Sunday, died in the encounter between suspected NPA rebels and 61IB troops on June 29 at Barangay Dalije in Miag-ao town in Iloilo, around 47 kilometers south of Iloilo Ci…

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Army says ex-UP Visayas student killed in clash with NPAs in Iloilo


ILOILO CITY—A former student at the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) was killed in a clash between New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and government troops in Iloilo. In a statement released on Sunday, the Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion identified the slain rebel as Marvin Christian Cruz, 21, allegedly the team leader of Squad 2 of the Suyak Platoon of the Southern Front Committee under the Panay Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Cruz, who was previously unidentified until Sunday, died in the encounter between suspected NPA rebels and 61IB troops on June 29 at Barangay Dalije in Miag-ao town in Iloilo, around 47 kilometers south of Iloilo Ci…

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Chinese domestic airlines roll out discount packages to boost cash flow


BEIJING — Domestic airlines in China rolled out ticket discount packages under the banner of “fly at will” one after another recently, in the hope of recouping money and boosting consumption affected by COVID-19 outbreak. These packages priced at around 3,000 yuan ($424.59) allow passengers to book a domestic flight (except for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) for free and without limitation of time slot and number of journeys in a given period of time. China Eastern Airlines, the first air carrier that launched “fly at will” weekend package said, as of June 24, more than 100,000 tickets had been bought by package buyers, most of which were for the Duanwu Festival holidays from J…

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