first_imgPlans for mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid in New Zealand could be abandoned, after the government said it was taking advice on the issue.Bakers have lobbied hard against fortification, due to come into effect in September, since the country’s previous Labour government announced the plans in 2007. The new Conservative administration is now reviewing the decision and will take into account a survey that found 87% of people were against the plan.Under the proposed legislation, all commercially baked bread, except organic bread, would contain 80-100 micrograms of folic acid per 100g of bread.The UK’s Food Standards Agency has put plans for mandatory fortification of bread on hold, while it awaits research results.last_img read more

first_imgThe most recent case of Pavia was a repatriated seafarer – a 32-year-old male (Patient No. 92) – but had not entered the town yet; he was at a quarantine facility. The town’s first confirmed case was a 59-year-old female (Patient No. 10) who died in the first week of April. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. The town of Pavia, too, is now COVID-19-free. Its two confirmed cases both recovered – a 50-year-old male (Patient No. 37) and his 52-year-old wife (Patient No. 38). Barotac Nuevo also had no more COVID-19 case following the May 7 recovery of a 25-year-old female (Patient No. 36) – the second of two recorded cases in the town. Patient No. 42 was a grandson of the 94-year-old male (Patient No. 31) who died due to COVID-19 on April 7. Guimbal also had no more COVID-19 cases. Two of its three confirmed cases had recovered – a 51-year-old female (Patient No. 18) and a 65-year-old male (Patient No. 2). Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. ILOILO – The municipalities of Miag-ao, Barotac Nuevo, Guimbal, and Pavia have no more cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The other COVID-19 case in Miag-ao was a 22-year-old female (Patient No. 12).  She recovered much earlier than Patient No. 42. It was on May 9 yet when Miag-ao’s third recorded case, a 21-year-old male (the region’s Patient No. 42), recovered, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation. They are being tested through clinical trials. The World Health Organization is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19.  The other case, a 58-year-old male (Patient No. 22) died. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales./PNlast_img read more

first_imgIf Cancio can do what he did to Machado the first time around, then big things will loom on the horizon. He would be looking at a rematch against mandatory challenger Rene Alvarado, whom Cancio knocked out in 2015, on a rumored Alvarez-Gennadiy Golovkin III undercard, and then unification clashes with fellow 130-pound champions Gervonta Davis, Miguel Berchelt and Tevin Farmer. “I think I’m going to knock him (Machado) out again,” Cancio predicted. “Now, I’m in his head. That’s the way I envision it. I’m going to make him uncomfortable from the jump and take it from there.””I hope those fights can happen,” Cancio added. “Those would be the life-changing money-makers for me right there for my family and me. I would definitely want those. I feel those would all be great fights. I would love to fight them as soon as possible.” Life before Feb. 8, 2019, was one of a common man for Andrew Cancio. The week of his fight with Alberto Machado, Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) was viewed as a gatekeeper. He was working a full-time job at a gas company in Oxnard, Calif., where he uses something called a sniffer, which lets the state utility commission know of any leaks in his assigned areas of work. In less than 12 minutes inside the ring at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in the San Diego suburb of Indio, Cancio’s world changed instantly. He stopped Machado in the fourth round to become the WBA (regular) super featherweight champion. “After the fight, I was grabbing a beer with my coach and a group of guys came up to me wanting me to take pictures with them,” Cancio told Sporting News. “That’s so surreal to me. It’s like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe people actually want to take pictures with me or want an autograph.’Join DAZN to watch Cancio vs. Machado 2 on June 21″People have noticed me a lot more in the streets,” Cancio said. “I was running the other day, and somebody honked at me and told me, ‘We are rooting for you in the rematch.’ But just because people are noticing me more doesn’t mean I’m going to get a big head because of the big fan base we have out here. I’ve had people want to take pictures with me and saying, ‘Hey, how’s it going, champ?’ The recognition I get now. It means I’m not a laughingstock, not thought of as a joke or just a journeyman. Now I’m a world champion. I’m enjoying the moment.”Fast-forward four months later: Four days before defending his title for the first time against Machado on DAZN, Cancio is driving to his final training session. He still can’t believe what he did.”The belt is something that I look at every day,” Cancio says. “I still can’t believe it, and when I think about it, I’m like, ‘How did I do this?’ All the hard work and the doubts we had finally paid off in a big way, and I achieved my dream. I always told my mom that I would be a world champion. Here it is, and I’m a world champion.”When some fighters start to achieve their goals and become more of a household name, they know how to handle the success. There’s also the other side; some fighters let the success go to their heads, and they fall flat on their faces. Don’t count Cancio among the latter, if he has anything to say about it. He grew up in a trailer in Blythe, Calif.,  with his mother, stepfather and three siblings. Going through difficult circumstances then, and now balancing a 9-to-5 job, being a boxer and being a father of two, gives Cancio ample reason to focus on what’s most important. “I have been through so many obstacles in my life and my career already,” he says. “I’m a humble guy. I don’t want to ever change from that. To me, the most important thing is the fact I work every single day at the gas company. It keeps me grounded. I always remember where I came from and what I had to go through just to get to this point in my life.”Not everything is on the upswing for Cancio. On the one hand, the 30-year-old accomplished his dream when he captured a world title. Unfortunately for him, he still isn’t getting paid like Canelo Alvarez. For the first Machado fight, Cancio earned $75,000. In the rematch, he is getting a reported $125,000. “My life financially hasn’t changed like these other big-time world champions,” Cancio says, “but to have the world title and the recognition that I’m getting now and the exposure I’m getting feels good. It’s a lifelong accomplishment; not many people get it, not just getting the chance to win a world title but to compete for one. My pay has gotten better for the rematch but (it’s) not life-changing money. Still would have to take a lot of big, big paydays to make me think about quitting my job at the gas company.”Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) had a rematch clause installed into the contract in the event Cancio pulled off the upset. For a while, it seemed as though Cancio was going to go in a different direction because it appeared Machado would be moving up to 135 pounds. To the surprise of “El Chango,” Machado elected to exercise his right to try to recapture his championship.”I didn’t expect him to exercise it, but I’m glad that he did,” Cancio said. “I did what I had to do to beat him the first time around. The way I beat him, even with him knocking me down, I was in no danger because from there. I beat him every way possible until I finished him off. I didn’t expect him to want to get into the ring with me again.”Watch Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado 2 and 100+ fight nights a year on DAZNlast_img read more