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Coppermask 2.0 gives more protection with style

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 51 min ago
When it comes to basic protection against the harmful spread of the coronavirus, the word "face mask" always comes to mind, and one type of face mask has been making a lot of buzz since being introduced a couple of months ago at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic --- that's CopperMask. CopperMask is a daily use face mask with remarkable advantages. It is made of an antimicrobial film with millions of infused copper strands. The natural benefits of copper as antimicrobial dates back to the ancient Egyptians who used copper to purify their water supply. Modern science also found out that this metal has virus-fighting capabilities, a welcome discovery since the coronavirus can...

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Parrots in wildlife park moved after swearing at visitors

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 3 sec ago
Five parrots have been removed from public view at a British wildlife park after they started swearing at customers.
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Lead actors’ life-changing realizations from ‘Walang Hanggang Paalam’ project

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 1 min ago
  While "Walang Hanggang Paalam" lead star Angelica Panganiban said she would retire from doing TV series after this action-drama project, the rest of the main cast---Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo and Arci Muoz---said they were simply thankful to still have work at a time when major businesses are closing as a result of the pandemic. Angelica said "Walang Hanggang Paalam" was "very personal" to her because it was while she was doing it when she "decided on what's really important in my life." "I'm happy that I was given the opportunity to be a part of this project and work with these directors (Emmanuel Palo and Darnel Villaflor) and the cast," she told a virtual media g...

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Abrenian Heritage film fest expands its reach for 2nd edition

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 12 min ago
  With film festivals going online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 18 indie filmmakers have joined the second edition of the Abrenian Heritage Film Festival, which carries the theme "One province, one region, together at home." Originally intended for filmmakers based in Abra and the Cordilleras, the Abrenian Heritage Film Festival 2020 Online Cinema has opened its submissions to artists from Regions 1 and 2, as well as from Metro Manila, "to encourage creativity in filmmakers in capturing their quarantine experiences," said Sine Abreo founder and festival director Dexter Macaraeg.This year's jury members are Frank G. Rivera, Sari Dalena, Rene Sanchez Napeas, Arvin Kadiboy B...

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Senate ready for debates on SMC subsidiary franchise to build Bulacan airport

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 hours 13 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- A bill seeking to grant a franchise to San Miguel Aerocity Inc. that will allow it to build and operate a domestic and international airport in Bulacan reached the Senate floor on Tuesday. Sen. Grace Poe, chair of the Senate public services committee, endorsed for plenary approval the franchise bid of the San Miguel Corp. (SMC) subsidiary. The franchise bill is contained in Committee Report 128, which was signed by 15 senators. In sponsoring the bill, Poe cited the "overwhelming" need to build a new airport amid the "full and overloaded" state of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the country's main gateway. "Most countries are building air...

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2 PDP-Laban allies in House jump over to Lakas-CMD

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:47
MANILA, Philippines --- Two members of the ruling party PDP-Laban in the House of Representatives has jumped over to the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats party. Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo and Dinagat Islands Rep. Alan Ecleo took their oath as new members of the Lakas-CMD on Tuesday. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Lakas-CMD president, and Deputy Majority Leader Juan Miguel Arroyo, party vice president for Luzon, led the oath-taking ceremony. This brings the number of Lakas-CMD members in the House to 36 with 19 district and 17 party-list representatives. "Lakas-CMD is gaining momentum in its goal to strengthen its ranks in the House of Representatives. We...

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Francesco Totti visits fan he helped wake from a coma

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:22
Former AS Roma star Francesco Totti has paid a visit to a 19-year-old girl he helped wake from a coma, according to Rome's Gemelli hospital.
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Malta U-turns over Prince George's shark tooth, letting the young royal keep his gift

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:18
Malta will let Prince George keep a shark tooth he received as a gift from David Attenborough, its government has confirmed, backtracking on plans to retrieve the artifact from the young royal.
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Shannen Doherty shares update on her battle with stage 4 breast cancer

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:17
Shannen Doherty has shared an update on her battle with stage 4 breast cancer, telling Elle magazine that she's trying to "treasure all the small moments" in her life.
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23 sailors test positive for coronavirus, show COVID-19 symptoms on PH Navy ship

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:15
MANILA, Philippines---At least 23 sailors aboard a Philippine Navy ship tested positive for coronavirus and showed COVID-19 symptoms after the vessel, which has not been identified, docked in La Union province.   Respiratory samples were taken from the 23 crew members last Sept. 25 and test results showed all were infected with SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and had symptoms of the disease, according to the Naval Forces Northern Luzon (Navfornol) in a statement on Tuesday (Sept. 29).   The total number of crew members on the ship was not immediately known.   But the Navfornol statement said all those who tested positive were transported to mil...

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EU adds four more countries to 'red list'

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:07
• One million people dead: How Covid-19 tore us apart • VIDEO: It's 'completely out of proportion,' doctor says • WHO announces Covid-19 rapid tests for low and middle income countries
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Germany's far right AfD fires politician for saying migrants could be gassed or shot

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 23:04
The far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) fired its former spokesman on Monday after reports emerged that he had discussed the gassing or shooting of migrants.
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Carole Baskin is eliminated from 'Dancing with the Stars'

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 22:57
Carole Baskin's "Dancing with the Stars" reign has ended.
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Kuwait monarch Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah dies at 91

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 22:52
The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has died at the age of 91 after ruling the Gulf state for 14 years, officials announced Tuesday.
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With ‘huge inventory,’ Senators warn PDEA of ‘temptation to recycle’ seized drugs

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 22:30
MANILA, Philippines --- At least two senators on Tuesday warned the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) that the pending destruction of tons of illegal drugs in its inventory could trigger a "temptation to recycle" among law enforcement agents. Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon raised concerns over PDEA's "huge inventory of confiscated drugs" during the Senate hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the agency. Upon the questioning of Drilon, PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva said the agency has 2.82 tons of illegal drugs in its present inventory, 1.867 tons of which are methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu). "We always ask this questi...

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WHO announces Covid-19 rapid tests for low and middle income countries

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 22:08
The World Health Organization has announced an agreement to make rapid Covid-19 tests available to lower and middle-income countries across the world.
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Analysis: Echo chambers will be temporarily erased during debate

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 22:00
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