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Phoenix Fuel Masters chalk up win in PBA bubble debut

MATTHEW Wright led the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters in their 116-98 victory over the Meralco Bolts in their PBA bubble debut on Monday. — PBA IMAGES

THE Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters won in their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) “bubble” debut, beating the Meralco Bolts, 116-98, on Monday at the Angeles University Foundation Gym in Pampanga.

Banking on its steady play on both ends of the court throughout the match, the Fuel Masters went on to outlast the Bolts and be among the first winners in the PBA’s long-awaited return from a seven-month lull because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The start of the contest was marked by runs and counter-runs.

Sophomore Bong Quinto led the early charge of the Bolts, who sprinted to a 16-9 lead in the first six minutes of the opening quarter.

The Fuel Masters, on the lead of Matthew Wright, then went on an 8-0

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VB, Central Business District Association install sidewalk chalk around Town Center

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Central Business District Association partnered up with three local artists to create 10 sidewalk chalk art murals in Town Center.

The theme of the initiative is to infuse hope and positivity in the community through pop-up chalk art installations.

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind,” is one of many quotes you’ll find displayed in the Town Center of Virginia Beach this month.

“We wanted to create small moments of hope and positivity during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Katie Caraviello, business development and community relations manager at the Town Center.

The CBDA said Caraviello presented the mural idea to the city’s Cultural Arts Department out of a desire to provide a cheerful escape to each passerby that visits Town Center.

“As you wander Town Center and discover these colorful murals and uplifting messages, simply put, we hope it brightens your day,”

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Denver business helps gyms rebound with chalk that kills coronavirus

DENVER — Colorful climbing walls and other gym equipment can be difficult to disinfect but that’s where a Colorado company is finding success with a new chalk that kills coronavirus.

Denver-based Friction Labs has been producing climbing chalk for about seven years, but this latest product was born out of necessity.

“So after the pandemic hit pretty much overnight we were down about 70%,” said Keah Kalantari, co-founder of Friction Labs.

When gyms were forced to close in March, sales dropped off and the owners were worried about the future of their business.

“We had the idea for making a hand sanitizer chalk, if that was even possible,” said Kevin Brown, co-owner and CEO.

Friction Labs rolled out a new liquid chalk product that that’s made up of 80% ethanol and although it’s not technically a hand sanitizer, it kills coronavirus. A team of CU Anchutz researchers tested the product

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