The Harvard Innovation Labs recently announced how current and former venture teams are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.Many current venture teams are creating products and services that have the potential to reduce the spread of the virus, improve patient care, and create community when in-person gatherings are not possible. These services include free online childbirth classes by June Motherhood; Molecular Loop is exploring how its DNA sequencing technology can help labs test people for COVID-19; and Umbulizer is beginning to manufacture a low-cost portable ventilator.There are also a number of former ventures that are pursuing inspiring initiatives. Buoy Health, for example, launched a free symptom checker for COVID-19, which is designed to help people understand whether they should seek care for the virus. The company recently announced a partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.To learn more about how Harvard Innovation Labs venture teams are working to keep people healthy and connected to each other, visit the i-Labs website. Read Full Story
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We made a lot of turnovers. Luckily, our defense prevailed in the end,” said coach Jeff Napa.Quinto fired eight of his team-best 17 points in the fourth quarter. He also had nine rebounds and five assists, leading Wangs-Letran’s 11-2 start in the fourth quarter to turn a tight 68-62 contest to a commanding 15-point edge, 79-64, with 6:04 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGo for Gold leaned on veterans Paul Desiderio and J-Jay Alejandro during its late uprising, staging a 16-4 run to cut the deficit down to one, 89-88, with 11.4 seconds to play before Quinto’s foul shots late.Rey Publico added 14 markers, nine boards, and three blocks for the Couriers, while Bonbon Batiller got 12 in the win. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Wangs-Letran extended its winning streak to three to grab a share of the third spot at 5-2 with Marinerong Pilipino.Yankie Haruna paced Go for Gold (4-5) with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Desiderio had a solid debut with his 15 markers on a 3-of-7 shooting from threes.Alejandro and Gutang both had 13 in the loss.The scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 91 — Quinto 17, Publico 14, Batiller 12, Mandreza 10, Fajarito 8, Muyang 8, Ambohot 7, Balanza 7, Calvo 6, Taladua 2, Yu 0.ADVERTISEMENT Bucks sign guard Brandon Jennings to 10-day contract GO FOR GOLD 88 — Haruna 20, Desiderio 15, Alejandro 13, Gutang 13, Dixon 8, Leutcheu 8, Naboa 5, Pasturan 3, Salem 3, Gaco 0.Quarters: 20-18, 43-48, 68-62, 91-88.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball-Letran staved off a late rally from Go for Gold to win, 91-88, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Bong Quinto drilled the insurance freebies in the final 8.2 seconds to put the Couriers up by three. Scratchers’ Justin Gutang missed a desperation heave at the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
Panel probing Games irregularities finds material changes in official documents so that Kalmadi could have complete control over the Organising Committee.The high-powered V. K. Shunglu committee has further slammed sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi for being the leader of a “sham OC with much lesser accountability and transparency”. A day after the panel, set up by the Prime Minister to probe the Games mess, blamed Kalmadi and his “club” for bringing shame to the country for CWG mismanagement, it came out with yet another 103-page report questioning his appointment.The report said the documents reviewed for Kalmadi’s appointment were not without tampering and undue changes.”We have found material changes in official documents by Kalmadi to get the post of OC chief and also to have sweeping administrative control over it,” the report says.The OC was constituted to retain absolute and unhindered control on the Games through a sham society with much lesser accountability and transparency even in comparison to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA, which Kalmadi heads), it adds.”We have therefore no hesitation in coming to the conclusion that a document (relating to the appointment of OC chairman) was created by Kalmadi or at his behest in the IOA for being specifically used to secure his ends, including the chairmanship of OC and justification for the commitments made by him at Montego Bay without any authority,” the committee says, citing instances of Kalmadi’s approach to get the key post.”It would also be pertinent to mention that all attempts made by the ministry of sports to open a dialogue with Kalmadi between November 2003 and September 2004 on the action to be taken for CWG 2010 were unsuccessful because Kalmadi was unwilling to open negotiations till he was assured of OC chairmanship,” the report points out.advertisementQuestioning the OC’s constitution, it says that on February 10, 2005, Kalmadi got a society named OC registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.This society, its memorandum, rules, executive board and membership should have been approved by the Group of Ministers. But no such approval was taken.”His (Kalmadi’s) continuance in both offices was not conducive to the efficient conduct of the CWG. More importantly, there were areas of conflict of interests between the OC and IOA,” says the report.It also takes a dig at the manner in which the government accepted, without due consideration, the Host City Contract to organise the sporting extravaganza in the Capital.Such was the mess in organising the Games till the last minute last year that a committee of secretaries (CoS) headed by the cabinet secretary too was “unable to get the agencies to complete the works in time. It is observed that incorrect reporting and lack of coordination at the lower levels prevented the CoS from taking corrective action at stages earlier than they actually did. Early warnings were ignored by the implementing agencies”. The report also questioned the decisions of the Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennel and its CEO Michael Hooper.The Shunglu Committee held Kalmadi responsible for appointing his close associates and inexperienced staff in the OC for individual gains.On Friday, PM Manmohan Singh said the committee’s report was being analysed by various ministries. “There are procedures. I am yet to get the analyses from the ministries,” he told reporters on the sidelines on the function to give away the Padma awards.