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UCI looking for new host country for road world championships

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UCI looking for new host country for road world championships

GENEVA—Cycling’s road world championships in Switzerland next month were canceled Wednesday after a government ruling on mass gatherings during the pandemic was extended until October. However, cycling’s governing body said it still hoped to find a new host for the event...

Honda Covid-19 fighter; Toyota delivery system

NOT only to ease traffic at Edsa but also to pursue physical distancing protocols to combat the virus spread are the twin targets of a new government-initiated scheme. One is the building of bicycle lanes coupled with elevated greenways and...

Seafarers, ships sound sirens, seek solutions

ACROSS seas, seafarers, their ships and the global cruise ship industry are manning panic stations like never before. Covid-19 continues to hammer the well-being and economic future of over 400,000 Filipino seafarers in one of the most dramatic episodes on Filipinos’ international labor migration.
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