>Kobe Bryant MVP Award
The National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named as the Kobe Bryant MVP Award, league Commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday.
Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won a record-tying four All-Star Game MVP awards, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Jan 26. He was 41.
Bryant has accomplished a great deal in his 20-year career with the Lakers and there is no denying that he has made a significant impact in NBA history.
He entered the NBA directly out of high school in 1996 and led the Los Angeles Lakers to win five NBA championships.
He officially retired after the season in 2016.
>Kate has 'mom guilt'
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, conducted in the interview on a podcast all about motherhood, and it turns out the British royal can relate to moms all over the world.
Speaking with host of the "Happy Mum Happy Baby" podcast, Giovanna Fletcher, Kate confessed that she, too, feels at fault when royal duties come in the way of raising her and Prince William's three children.
When asked by Fletcher if she ever has "mom guilt," Kate responded: "Yes, absolutely! I think anyone who doesn't as a mother is actually lying."
The Duchess said: "[You're] always sort of questioning your own decisions and judgments and things like that, and I think that starts from the moment you have a baby."
The mother of three said one piece of advice that's been helpful to her is realizing it's "not totally" a mother's responsibility to do it all.
"We all have good days, bad days," she said. "Actually if you can dilute that with others who aren't on that particular day struggling, I think it makes such a difference."
>Post-holiday trips down 82%
There will be no peak period during this year's 40-day Spring Festival travel rush, which will end on Tuesday, due to the ongoing novel coronavirus, the Ministry of Transport said.
Because of measures taken to curb the epidemic, passenger trips in the 40 days from Jan 10 to Tuesday are expected to be less than half the number in the 40-day travel rush last year, with the decrease especially sharp during the return leg that started on Jan 25, Vice-Minister of Transport Liu Xiaoming told a news conference held by the State Council Information Office on Saturday.
Ministry statistics show that only 283 million trips had been made between Jan 25 and Friday, down 82.3% year-on-year, as a result of travel restrictions and quarantine aimed at containing the spread of the virus.
>Rate of severe cases down
The rate of severely ill patients infected with the novel coronavirus has dropped significantly across the country, according to figures released by the National Health Commission.
In Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, the proportion of patients in serious condition decreased to 21.6% on Saturday from a high of 32.4% on Jan 28, commission spokesman Mi Feng said on Sunday.
In other parts of Hubei, the proportion of severe cases decreased to 11.1% on Saturday from the peak of 18.4% on Jan 27, and the percentage of severe cases across the rest of the country declined to 7.2% on Saturday, he said.
This was made possible by strengthened medical assistance, as well as centralized isolation and treatment, Mi said. "A substantial foundation has been laid to further increase the recovery rate and reduce the fatality rate," he added.
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