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Facebook kept its own oversight board in the dark on program for VIP users

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:22
Facebook failed to provide crucial details about its "Cross-Check" program that reportedly shielded millions of VIP users from the social media platform's normal content moderation rules, according to the company's oversight board.
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Newcastle asks fans not to wear Arab-style clothing after Saudi takeover

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:07
Newcastle has asked fans celebrating the club's Saudi-backed takeover not to wear Arab-style clothing to matches in case it causes offense. Some supporters wore traditional robes and others donned headdresses for Sunday's Premier League clash with Tottenham, the Magpies' first game under their new owners. The 305 million ($420 million) Newcastle takeover was rubber-stamped by the Premier League earlier this month. "Newcastle United is kindly asking supporters to refrain from wearing traditional Arabic clothing or Middle East-inspired head coverings at matches if they would not ordinarily wear such attire," said a club statement on Wednesday. "A number of supporters have r...

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Sisi Rondina eager for learning experience in BVR return

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:01
MANILA, Philippines---Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons are set to compete in the first tournament of the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour after two years but the two are also looking ahead at another international competition. The Filipino bets will represent the country in the Asian Seniors Beach Volleyball Championship on November 23 in Phuket, Thailand and the BVR on Tour in Sta. Ana, Cagayan serves as the perfect springboard for the continental tournament. "We're still focused, that hasn't changed, and we need to really show how we play," said Rondina, who is playing under Creamline, in Filipino. "This tournament is all about the learning experience. We're happy that BVR is...

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Duterte blasts rights groups for overlooking the ‘other side’ of drug war

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 20:00
MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday lashed out at human rights groups anew for criticizing the drug war, saying they fail to see the "other side" of the campaign. Speaking before the joint meeting of the national and regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in Quezon, Duterte, chair of the task force, said human rights groups do not assess the situation beyond the deaths of alleged criminals. Duterte also expressed his disappointment that only killings of alleged criminals were reported to the International Criminal Court, whose pre-trial chamber authorized the investigation in the drug war. READ: ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes star...

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Man charged with murdering UK lawmaker David Amess

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:57
A man has been charged with the murder of MP David Amess, who was stabbed to death in his constituency east of London last week, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said on Thursday.
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DOH has not yet detected any Delta subvariant in PH 

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:55
    MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said that the subvariant of the more contagious COVID-19 Delta variant has not reached the Philippines yet. According to the DOH, its biosurveillance activities has been closely monitoring 46 sublineages of the Delta variant, and has so far not detected the AY.4.2 sublineage. The AY.4.2 is a subvariant feared to be more contagious than the original variation of the Delta variant. "As of this moment, experts are still studying the potential impact of the Delta sublineage on the transmissibility and severity of COVID-19. The particular Delta sublineage has not yet been detected among the COV...

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Game 1 showing a ‘confident boost’ for Mikey Williams

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:46
MANILA, Philippines---Mikey Williams' first game in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup finals could be the start of a more consistent performance from the rookie. The 2021 fourth overall pick poured in 21 points, on 8-of-15 shooting, with 10 rebounds, five assists, and two steals in TNT's dominant 88-70 win over Magnolia Wednesday at DHVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga. Williams said his erratic play in the semifinals series against San Miguel motivated him to put his best foot forward in hopes of starting the finals on a high note. "I just wanted to come in, be aggressive, choose my spots, and just continue to do what I've done all year," said Williams. "It's definitely a confidence bo...

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Manila to vaccinate more minors against COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:44
  MANILA, Philippines --- The City of Manila on Thursday promised to vaccinate more minors against COVID-19 starting Friday. Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno announced that the city will vaccinate minors aged 12-17 at the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC) at 8:00 a.m. on Oct. 22. "We have reserved an appropriate number of vaccines ready for deployment. Ide-deploy natin ito para agarang maproteksyunan ang mga Batang Maynila (We will deploy it to immediately protect the Children of Manila)," Domagoso said. Moreno also assured parents that the city government would provide comprehensive medical care and protection. The city's local government said that about 23,3...

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Duterte: No drug dealers among the rich in PH

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:36
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday countered critics of his administration's drug war, saying there are no drug dealers among the rich in the country. He was responding to criticisms that the government's war on drugs failed to capture any "big fish." "Sabi ninyo walang big fish. Walang mayaman ngayon na Pilipino na nasa droga. Kaya nga mayaman na eh," Duterte said in his speech during the meeting of the joint national and regional task force to end local communist armed conflict. (You say there was no big fish. No rich Filipino person is now involved in the illegal drug trade. They are already rich.) "'Wag kayo maghanap na big fish na mayayaman...

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Dimples Romana reminds her kids of accountability when using social media

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:30
In social media, one can easily fall prey and make mistakes, something which actress Dimples Romana is aware of. Because of this, she teaches her children to be responsible social media users. Romana shared this when she was asked about the house rules she implements in her own home, during the online press conference for the series "Viral Scandal," last Tuesday, Oct. 19. "My rule at home is that you can make all the mistakes you like here in my house," she said. "That way, bilang magulang ay ma-guide kita, ma-correct kita kasi mahirap kapag nakalabas ka na, nakaalpas na ang mga anak natin at doon pa lang niya malalaman kung ano ang mga dapat basic core values." (That way, as a ...

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Another rebel surrenders in Olongapo City

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:30
  OLONGAPO CITY---A 50-year-old former member of a communist group in Zambales has voluntarily surrendered to government authorities, police said on Thursday, Oct. 21. In a report, the Police Regional Office 3 identified the man as "Ka Battery," a farmer and a resident of Barangay Dolores in Cabangan town. Last week, two members of rebel groups in this province also voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Zambales. They were identified as "Michael" and "Sherly." Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, PRO3 director, said former rebels who would turn themselves in would be eligible to avail of the government's Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program....

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Tom Brady congratulates Aaron Rodgers for becoming 'shareholder of the Bears' after celebration saying he 'owned' them

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:29
Tom Brady congratulated Aaron Rodgers for becoming a "shareholder of the Bears" after the Green Bay Packers quarterback's celebration in which he could be heard saying he "owned" the Chicago team.
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‘Very disappointing:’ Pia Cayetano flags ‘significant decreases’ in budget for SUCs

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:27
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Pia Cayetano on Thursday flagged "significant decreases" in the 2022 budgets of state universities and colleges (SUCs), including those offering medical courses. During the Senate budget hearing for the Commission and Higher Education (CHEd) and SUCs, Cayetano highlighted the reduction in funding for higher education institutions under the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for 2022. The NEP contains the proposed budget and is submitted by the Department of Budget and Management to Congress. Cayetano, who was leading the hearing, noted that the total budget of the SUCs had fallen to P71.199 billion from P85.956 billion in 2021. Meanwhile, C...

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Southwest's service meltdown cost it $75 million

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:22
Southwest Airlines says that its recent service problems, which prompted it to cancel more than 2,000 flights over a four-day period, cost the airline $75 million.
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5 expert tips to stress less this fall

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:21
As we head into what was supposed to be the fall recovery, the world is still reeling from Covid-related anxiety. It shows up in tepid job recovery and stock market tremors as well as in disagreements over masks and vaccine requirements in our schools and communities.
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Jim Jordan struggles to answer Jan. 6 question. Keilar rolls the tape

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:13
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has repeatedly struggled to answer whether or not he spoke with former President Donald Trump on the day rioters stormed the US Capitol. CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape.
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Cara Delevingne's father suggests she was named after in-flight magazine

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:12
Origin stories are a powerful part of celebrity culture that can help fans identify with the stars.
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What happens when travelers test positive for Covid on vacation?

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:06
There's no denying that going on vacation has become a lot more complicated due to Covid-19.
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PH insurers urged to embrace technology for pandemic pivot

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 19:04
MANILA, Philippines---The global insurance industry remains resilient despite the coronavirus pandemic, but insurers --- including those in the Philippines --- must transition rapidly into the digital marketplace if they are to remain relevant to their clients.   Thus said Accenture managing director for intelligent operation centers Dennis Tan who noted that rising demand for digital insurance premiums and their online distribution were expected to displace $280 billion of current insurance revenues by 2025, challenging current customer retention levels.   "Insurers will also be expected to compete for new revenue growth in customer wellness, as they pursue digital...

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Netflix made a mess of the Dave Chappelle controversy. It's a crisis of Netflix's own making

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 18:59
The Dave Chappelle comedy special, "The Closer," has thrust Netflix into its biggest crisis ever. It's a mess of the company's own making.
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