IOC to allocate $25 million for costs related to Tokyo Games delay GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The International Olympic Committee said Friday it will allocate an extra $25.3 million to national Olympic committees and athletes to help them navigate the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games, Kazinform reports citing Kyodonews.
FIFA to distribute $150M among member associations ZURICH. KAZINFORM - FIFA will release all operational funding due to member associations for the years 2019 and 2020 in the coming days as the first step of a relief plan to assist the football community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure will mean that a total of around USD 150 million will be distributed among the 211 national football governing bodies around the world, FIFA informs.
The 'Victory Rocket' with Progress MS-14 cargo craft takes off Baikonur cosmodrome MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The Soyuz-2.1a rocket, dubbed «the Victory Rocket,» carrying the Progress MS-14 cargo craft, took off the Baikonur Cosmodrome Saturday. The launch is being livestreamed at the Russian Space Agency website.
Forest fire in East Kazakhstan rgn being extinguished around the clock EAST KAZAKHSTAN REGION. KAZINFORM - The area of forest fire in the Beskaragai district of the East Kazakhstan region is approximately 2500 hectares, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Emergency Committee under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Kazakh doctor becomes CIS best young scientist ALMATY. KAZINFORM - Kazakh oncammologist Nazgul Omarbayeva was recognized the best young scientist of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the field of oncology, Kazinform reports referring to the press service of the Kazakh Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology under the Ministry of Health.
Philippines extends lockdown to May 15, Indonesia suspends air, sea travel MANILA. KAZINFORM - The Philippine president extended Friday the strict lockdown measures across several parts of the country, including Manila, in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, while Indonesia announced a travel ban on incoming flights and boats.