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E-scooters embrace AI to cut down on pedestrian collisions

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:23
Electric scooter companies are turning to technology to try to reduce accidents and injuries among riders and pedestrians.
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‘Not enough’ support for teachers to sustain distance learning — Gatchalian

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:22
  MANILA, Philippines --- Budgetarysupport for teachers is "not enough" to sustain distance learning across the country, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian admitted Thursday, adding that the Philippines is the "only country" in Asia that has yet to reopen its classrooms since the pandemic. "It's not enough, we have 900,000 teachers and not all of our teachers have the luxury of buying internet. We did put some amounts in the Bayanihan 2 as well as in the 2021 budget, however, it's not enough to sustain it," Gatchalian, chair of the Senate basic education committee, said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel. "That's why this distance learning should, if possible, be limited...

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More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, poll finds

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:16
A new poll shows that an unprecedented number of US adults identify as LGBTQ -- and that young people, especially Generation Z, are driving the increase.
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Cheese rolls: How a humble snack became a signature New Zealand food

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:16
A cheese roll may seem simple: it's basically a slice of bread with cheese-based filling, rolled up and toasted until slightly crispy.
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VP Leni on 35th People Power anniversary: Find strength, faith and fire amid pandemic

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:14
    MANILA, Philippines --- On the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, Vice President Leni Robredo said that the challenge now is to find the "strength, faith and fire" to continue the work that remains to be done as this is what is needed to get through the pandemic. "Today, 35 years after, we renew our faith in this fundamental truth of Edsa: That our people, standing united, can never be defeated," Robredo said in a statement. "We affirm this truth, even as we acknowledge that the promise of Edsa has not yet been completely fulfilled." "Our democracy, ever fragile, is still under constant threat," Robredo added, noting that there are...

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Pentagon report reveals disturbing details about White supremacists in the ranks

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:08
A Pentagon report on extremism obtained by CNN gives disturbing insight into how White supremacists are active in the military and offers recommendations to better identify domestic extremists and prevent them from serving.
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Chinese bowl bought for $35 at a yard sale could make half a million

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:47
A small floral bowl bought at a yard sale in Connecticut for just $35 has been identified as an exceptionally rare 15th-century Chinese antique.
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Bello denies nurses-for-vaccine offer to UK, Germany

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:46
      MANILA, Philippines --- Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III on Thursday denied reports that Filipino nurses and overseas Filipino workers were being swapped for Covid-19 vaccines from the United Kingdom and Germany. In an interview on DZMM Teleradyo, Bello explained that Filipino nurses and OFWs should receive Covid-19 shots before they leave for the UK. "Ang daming nagsasalita hindi naman nila alam ang nangyari. Kung ide-deploy natin sila, tiyakin natin na ligtas sila, may vaccine na sila," he said. (A lot of people are talking without knowing the facts. If we deploy our workers, we want to make sure that they are vaccinated.) &n...

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NBA unveils schedule for second half of season

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:20
  NEW YORK - The NBA released its schedule for the second half of the regular season on Wednesday, a jam-packed program designed to have all 30 teams complete 72 games despite coronavirus disruptions. When the 2020-21 campaign got underway in December, the NBA divided the season into two segments to allow flexibility in the face of the ongoing pandemic. With 29 games postponed so far, the handful of teams most affected face a tough race to the finish when the second half of the season begins after the March 5-10 All-Star Break. Those teams include the four in action on March 10: the Washington Wizards, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. T...

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Blinken says he aims to create a more diverse State Department

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:08
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will launch a diversity initiative to make the US' oldest Cabinet agency look more like America itself, an effort he is framing as a national security imperative to make the country's diplomacy "stronger, smarter, more creative and more innovative."
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Pagasa: Fair Thursday weather, isolated rain showers possible

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:01
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx-H0hp6G_o&feature=emb_logo   MANILA, Philippines --- Metro Manila and the rest of the country will fair weather with isolated rain showers due to the easterlies and localized thunderstorms on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. "Sunny and warm weather is expected over most parts of the country, with only a small chance of rains,"Pagasa weather specialist Benison Estareja said in Filipino. Estareja added that localized thunderstorms and scattered rain showers are possible in the afternoon. Pagasa warned of possible flash floo...

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The two centrist democrats who could foil Biden's plans

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:00
The message emblazoned on the bright pink sweater Sen. Kyrsten Sinema wore presiding over the Senate this week may not have been intended specifically for the White House, but the words could still offer fair warning to the West Wing.
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The politics behind the death penalty's demise in Virginia

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:59
More than 400 years after the first execution in Virginia -- of Captain George Kendall, accused in 1608 of spying for Spain -- the Old Dominion is on the cusp of becoming the first former Confederate state to abolish the death penalty.
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US to roll out Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine doses next week, pending authorization

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:33
      The United States expects to roll out three to four million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine next week, pending authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday. A Johnson & Johnson executive on Tuesday said the company expected to ship nearly 4 million doses of the vaccine once it gained authorization. The additional vaccine will help President Joe Biden's administration in its goal of ramping up vaccination across the country as it seeks to control the pandemic that has cost more than 500,000 lives in the United States and pummeled the economy. Zie...

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Amazing close-up of Venus captured by NASA Parker Solar Probe

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:30
While on a journey to study the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured an incredible new view of Venus.
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Cabinet secretary explains why he took on challenging role in Biden administration

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:25
In his first interview since being confirmed as President Joe Biden's secretary of veterans affairs, Denis McDonough tells CNN's Jake Tapper why he accepted the challenging position.
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Biden rushes to address global computer chip shortage via latest executive order

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:05
        WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced U.S. automakers and other manufacturers to cut production and alarmed the White House and members of Congress, administration officials said. The scarcity, exacerbated by the pandemic, was the subject of a discussion between Biden and a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers at the White House on Wednesday. Administration officials said Biden's executive order, to be signed at 4:15 p.m. EST, will launch a 100-day review of supply chains for four critical products: semiconductor chips, large-capaci...

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SMDC helps build better, more sustainably with integrated communities

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:00
In 2018, 4.2 billion people or 55 percent of the world's population lived in cities. By 2050, urban population is expected to balloon to 6.5 billion, according to estimates cited by the United Nations Development Programme. While this growth can potentially lead to a boom in mega-cities and improve the residents' quality of living, unplanned rapid urbanization may leave cities vulnerable to disasters, with unreliable power systems, congested roads, inadequate housing, among others. Thus today, both public and private sectors are putting sustainability at the front and center of urban planning and property development as they realize the significance of creating healthy, livable int...

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Next ‘Star Wars’ series to hit Disney streaming service in May

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 06:57
      LOS ANGELES - The next "Star Wars" series, an animated show about an elite group of clones called "The Bad Batch," will debut on the Disney+ streaming service on May 4, the company said on Wednesday. Marvel Studios live-action series "Loki," about the villain played by Tom Hiddleston, will premiere on June 11, Disney said in a statement ahead of a presentation of upcoming programming to the Television Critics Association. "The Bad Batch" will follow the experimental clones in a rapidly changing galaxy following the end of the Clone War. The debut date coincides with an unofficial holiday among "Star Wars" fans who use the catchphrase "May the Fourt...

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‘An accident is not a crime’: Tiger Woods will not face charges in crash

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 06:49
  LOS ANGELES - Tiger Woods will not face criminal charges in the car crash that left him with serious injuries, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said on Wednesday, as the golf great recovered from extensive surgery to repair his fractured right leg and shattered ankle. Investigators were still trying to determine what caused Woods, 45, to lose control of the gray Genesis sport utility vehicle he was driving on Tuesday morning. Woods was negotiating a curved, downhill stretch of highway that authorities said was notoriously dangerous when the luxury SUV he was driving veered across the opposite lanes, collided with a road sign and rolled several times before coming to rest. ...

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