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Nadal says Australian Open victory ‘one of the most emotional’

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 23:44
Rafa Nadal said winning the Australian Open title on Sunday was one of the most emotional moments of his career as the Spaniard sealed a men's record 21st Grand Slam title by defeating Russian Daniil Medvedev in the final. Nadal fought from two sets down to win 2-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 7-5 and broke a three-way tie for the most major titles in the men's game, with the Spaniard nosing ahead of rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1487793710796623872?s=20&t=BnJ4co5i-OTrS7eUbt-F7g The 35-year-old had played down his title chances at the season's opening slam after being sidelined for large chunks of the 2021 season with a career-threa...

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About 1,300 US flights canceled after winter storm in northeast

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 23:43
About 1,300 US flights were canceled early on Sunday after the northeastern part of the country was walloped by a fierce winter storm. Several US states had declared emergencies in response to the storm, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolinas and was forecast to continue depositing snow into Sunday morning as it moved north to Maine. The total number of flight cancellations within, into, or out of the United States was about 1,300 as of 9 a.m. ET (1400 GMT), according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.com canceled. Another 480 US-related flights were delayed, the data showed. The LaGuardia Airport in New York City and the Boston Logan International Airport...

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Employees working on special non-working holidays entitled to extra pay – DOLE

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 23:07
MANILA, Philippines --- With the Chinese New Year and the EDSA Revolution Day coming up, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reminded employers on Sunday that all employees working on non-working holidays would be entitled to premium pay. Premium pay refers to the additional compensation for work done within eight hours on non-working holidays, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in Labor Advisory No. 3, Series of 2022. Employees who report for work on such days should be paid an additional 30 percent of their basic wage for the first eight hours of work. The additional pay reflects the computation of the basic wage multiplied by 130 percent, plus the cost of ...

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Rafael Nadal comes from two sets down to win record-breaking 21st grand slam

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 22:54
Rafael Nadal clinched a record-breaking 21st grand slam title after beating Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 7-5 in an Australian Open final for the ages.
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Australian Open: Nadal wins historic 21st Grand Slam, outlasts Medvedev in grueling final

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 22:17
MELBOURNE - Rafa Nadal edged Daniil Medvedev in a classic Australian Open final on Sunday, roaring back from two sets down to claim a record 21st Grand Slam title only months after fearing his glorious career might be over due to injury. With Novak Djokovic forced out by deportation and Roger Federer recovering from knee surgery, the Spanish great is now one major title clear of his 'Big Three' rivals after surviving the 2-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 7-5 thriller at Rod Laver Arena. Riding a wave of raucous support from the crowd, a vintage Nadal pulled off one of his finest performances to deny Medvedev again, less than three years after leaving the Russian heartbroken in five sets at th...

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Northeast emerges from nor'easter

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 22:02
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Election gun ban arrests increase to 497 — PNP

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 21:32
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday said that the total number of gun ban violators has increased to 497, following the arrest of 16 more individuals. According to PNP's data, the 16 violators, all of which were civilians, were arrested on Saturday, adding up to the total arrests as of Jan. 30, 6:00 a.m. The PNP also confiscated 11 firearms, nine deadly weapons, and 48 pieces of ammunition during these arrests. These arrests were made amid the nationwide gun ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in relation to the upcoming elections, which is set until June 8, 2022. READ: Gun ban on as election period begins Campaign period...

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Brian Stelter's big takeaway after Trump's rally

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 21:15
CNN's Brian Stelter discusses former President Trump's rally in Texas where he disparaged the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection.
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Peyton Manning's 'Emily in Paris' review has 'SNL' host in stitches

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 21:09
Peyton Manning stopped by "Saturday Night Live" to talk about football, but ended up talking about his new favorite show.
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Harry and Meghan express 'concerns' to Spotify over misinformation

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 20:58
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have expressed their "concerns" to Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation on the platform, joining a growing group of personalities putting pressure on the streaming service amid a dispute about Joe Rogan's controversial podcast.
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Intruder halts play at Australian Open final

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 20:44
MELBOURNE - A protester jumped on to the court and interrupted play at a crucial stage of the Australian Open men's singles final between Russian world number two Daniil Medvedev and Rafa Nadal of Spain at Melbourne Park on Sunday. Security officials promptly made a human shield around the players as some others dragged the person, who appeared to carry a banner reading "abolish refugee detention", off the court at the Rod Laver Arena. Nadal was attempting to save a break point while serving at 5-3 up in the second set as the person fell awkwardly from the stands behind Medvedev's end of the court, halting play for a few minutes. The Spaniard, who is chasing a 21st Grand Sla...

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Warren Buffett is having the last laugh

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 20:32
It's been a tough start to the year for investors in big tech companies. Cathie Wood's ARK Innovation fund, a big owner of Tesla, Zoom and Roku, has plunged nearly 30%. And speculative meme stocks like GameStop and AMC have been crushed.
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20 new COVID-19 deaths in PH bring death toll to 53,891 – DOH

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 20:22
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday said that 20 more individuals succumbed to COVID-19 complications, increasing the country's death toll to 53,891. According to the DOH, 16 of these deaths occurred in January. The rest were backlogs from last year with 1 death in October, 1 in September, 1 in August, and another 1 in July. The delays are still due to the late encoding of death information to DOH's COVIDKaya, which DOH said is being coordinated with the Epidemiology and Surveillance Units "to ensure information is up to date." The latest death toll currently accounts for 1.52 percent of the total 3,545,680 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. ...

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'I'm not Black': See 'Daily Show' host's reaction to Joe Rogan's remark

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 20:16
The Daily Show host took on Joe Rogan after the podcaster said the term Black was "weird" on an episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience."
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PH registers 16,953 new cases of COVID-19; total cases at 3,545,680

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 20:10
MANILA, Philippines --- A total of 16,953 new cases of COVID-19 and 27,638 recoveries were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday. This is the lowest number of daily infections recorded since Jan. 5, where there were 10,775 new cases, and slightly lower than Saturday's 17,382 cases. Meanwhile, with the higher number of recoveries, active cases further decreased to 202,864, from Saturday's 213,587. Total confirmed cases, meanwhile, are now at 3,545,680 while total recoveries are at 3,288,925. Positivity rate, on the other hand, is at 31.4 percent out of the 56,078 tests conducted on Jan. 28, also the lowest rate since Jan. 4 (26.20 percent) and only slightly lower t...

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Roughly 100 fentanyl bags found in bedroom of 13-year-old who died from presumed fentanyl exposure

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 19:51
Police recovered about 100 bags of fentanyl from the bedroom of a 13-year-old who died after a presumed fentanyl exposure at his school in Hartford, Connecticut.
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Portugal heads to the polls for snap parliamentary elections

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 19:38
Portuguese citizens are heading to the polls this Sunday for a snap parliamentary election in which proposals to boost the country's sluggish economy have been the dominant theme throughout the campaign.
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Fuel price hikes show need for Isko Moreno’s proposed tax cuts on fuel, electricity, says Balita

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 19:34
The latest string of gasoline and diesel price increases has placed more relevance to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso's proposed cuts in the excise taxes on petroleum products and electricity, Aksyon Demokratiko senatorial aspirant Carl Balita said in a recent media interview. Balita made the assertion in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro Thursday after reporters asked him what legislation, if any, could be enacted to balance the call of tricycle drivers for a fare hike and the calls of commuters to hold off fare hikes amid the incessant rise in fuel prices. "Maganda yung programa ni Yorme (Mayor Isko) na tatanggalin niya yung excise tax, kasi kontrolado naman ng gobyerno ang excise tax....

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A redwood forest in California has been permanently returned to its Indigenous tribes

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 19:31
More than 500 acres of California redwood forestland has been officially returned to a group of Native American tribes whose ancestors were expelled from it generations ago.
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Makabu wants Canelo after retaining cruiserweight title

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 01/30/2022 - 19:20
Ilunga Makabu retained his World Boxing Council cruiserweight world title with a split-decision victory over Thabiso Mchunu in Warren, Ohio, on Saturday. Democratic Republic of Congo's Makabu beat the South African challenger for the second time, after stopping him in the 11th round back in 2015 in Durban. This time it was a close, strategic bout with two judges scoring it in favor of Makabu, 115-113 and 116-112, and the third judge seeing it 115-113 for Mchunu. "I already beat Thabiso the first time and did it again," said Makabu, who improved to 29-2 with 25 knockouts. "I didn't come for a knockout. I just came to box." Mchunu, who fell to 23-6 with 13 knockouts, was angry ...

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