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Elreen Ando shows promise despite podium miss in first Olympic try

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:47
MANILA, Philippines --- Hidilyn Diaz's golden feat proved to be a tough act to follow but fellow weightlifter Elreen Ando still made a good account of herself in her maiden Olympic campaign Tuesday night. Ando may not have bagged the gold like Diaz but her performance showed she's the heir to the current weightlifting queen's throne. The promising 22-year-old from Cebu City finished in seventh place in the women's 64kg event with a total lift of 222kg and at one point was in play for the bronze with four competitors remaining. Ando tallied 100kg on her third attempt in snatch before clearing 122kg on her last try in clean & jerk. Maude Charron of Canada won it all after t...

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Cops seize P18,000 worth illegal logs in Oriental Mindoro town

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:32
CITY OF CALAPAN --- Police confiscated P18,000 worth of illegal logs on Tuesday morning in Bulalacao town in Oriental Mindoro province, according to a report from Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa) police office. Report said police went to Barangay Maujao at about 9:30 a.m. to check on the reported presence of illegally sawn lumber from kupang (Parkia timoriana) tree, a native hardwood species. After monitoring, they caught sight of suspect Romel Mesinan, 41, who was arranging the said lumber. But when the suspect noticed the police, he ran away and escaped. Recovered from the area were 15 pieces of illegally sawn lumber in different dimensions, with an esti...

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WATCH: Joyce Pring touched by surprise dinner from ‘not always romantic’ Juancho Triviño

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:27
Juancho Trivio gave his wife, fellow TV host Joyce Pring, a pleasant surprise recently --- a simple, romantic dinner in their very own home, which sent Pring instantly enamored. Pring commended her husband by sharing photos and a video of Trivio's sweet gesture, as seen on her Instagram page yesterday, July 26. Trivio arranged their dinner in a simple table setting, complete with appetizers and wine. Their cute dogs also playfully stood next to them as they dined and danced. "Every day I'm thankful that I married someone who is imperfect but always TRIES," she said. Pring stressed that although her husband is far from perfect, he tries his best to please her in more ways than...

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Master baker nabbed in Oriental Mindoro buy-bust

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:23
CITY OF CALAPAN --- A master baker was arrested by police in a buy-bust operation on Tuesday afternoon in Naujan town in Oriental Mindoro province, according to a report from the police provincial office. Police arrested John Rommel Vivas, 26, after selling two sachets of shabu (crystal meth) for P1,000 to a poseur buyer in Barangay Motoderazo at 3:20 p.m. Vivas is a resident of Barangay Sapul in this city. Also confiscated from the suspect were six pieces of suspected shabu weighing 0.45 grams and worth P3,000. The suspect is under police custody and is facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002....

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Turkmenistan weightlifter makes history with country’s first medal

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:20
TOKYO--- Weightlifter Polina Guryeva made history on Tuesday as Turkmenistan's first Olympic medalist and, as the shock sank in, began wondering how she might cope with the hero's welcome she is anticipating back home. A former gymnast and a first-time Olympian, Guryeva won silver in the -59kg class, behind her idol, Taiwan's Kuo Hsing-Chun, who broke Olympic records in all three of the event's categories. "It's the first medal, and it's me who won it," an overwhelmed Guryeva told reporters at the Tokyo International Forum. "I think I've made myself a name in the history of Turkmenistan... I'm so shocked." Guryeva said she had found it hard to adapt to the -59kg category, ha...

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The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:11
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What's happening in Tunisia and why does it matter?

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:07
After Tunisian President Kais Saied suspended Parliament, the Prime Minister he sacked now says he accepted his dismissal for the good of the country, which is struggling from a Covid-19 outbreak and worsening economic turmoil. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
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Senate wants public marker, special stamp to honor Diaz’s 1st Olympic gold for PH

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:07
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate on Tuesday adopted two separate resolutions seeking the establishment of a public marker and a "special stamp" commemorating the country's first-ever Olympic gold medal win courtesy of weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz. The two resolutions were initiated by Senator Richard Gordon, who joined his colleagues in hailing Diaz for clinching the elusive gold medal for the Philippines. "After all, it is a historic event...With the permission of everybody, I move to pass this resolution to indeed facilitate the special stamp in honor of the event of the victory of Hidilyn Diaz," Gordon said. Subject to style, the body adopted the still unnumbered...

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USA's Simone Biles withdrew from the women's gymnastics team finals after leaving the field to be attended to by the trainer

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:03
Simone Biles has withdrawn from the women's team gymnastic team event, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has confirmed to CNN.
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How Tesla made more than $1 billion

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:02
Tesla is making strides in its transformation from scrappy upstart to mature carmaker. And it has the numbers to prove it.
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'Thought this was going to be summer of healing': Health care workers brace for Covid surge

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 20:02
With new cases of Covid-19 surging in most of the US — driven by unvaccinated Americans and fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant — hospitals are bracing for another round of devastation.
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'Worst nightmare': Simone Biles withdraws from team finals

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 19:56
Simone Biles has withdrawn from the women's team gymnastic team event, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has confirmed to CNN. CNN's Christine Brennan reports.
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‘This one sucks’: Tennis star Naomi Osaka suffers home Olympic shock

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 19:49
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka's dreams of home Olympic gold were crushed by a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Marketa Vondrousova Tuesday as her return to action came to an abrupt end. Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron and was one of the faces of the Games, struggled in an error-strewn display that blew the draw wide open after the earlier exits of world number one Ashleigh Barty and third seed Aryna Sabalenka. "How disappointed am I? I mean, I'm disappointed in every loss, but I feel like this one sucks more than the others," said the four-time Grand Slam winner. Asked what went wrong, she replied: "Everything -- if you watch the match then you would probably see. I feel like there...

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Pagasa: More monsoon rain in NCR, Luzon; fair weather over Visayas, Mindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 19:44
MANILA, Philippines --- The southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, will continue to dump rain over Luzon, including Metro Manila, from Tuesday night through Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Based on its 24-hour forecast issued at 4 p.m. Tuesday, light to moderate to at times heavy rain may be expected in the Ilocos Region, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Apayao, Zambales, and Bataan. It also indicated that cloudy weather with occasional rain will prevail over the rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, and that similar weather conditions may also occur in Aklan and Antique in the Visayas. Things...

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NDRRMC counts 3 dead, 1 missing in monsoon rains

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 19:29
MANILA, Philippines---At least three people died and one was missing from heavy monsoon rains, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Tuesday (July 27).   One of the fatalities is a 39-year-old woman who died in a car accident caused by a fallen tree in Baguio City. No details were yet available for the two other fatalities.   Rescuers are searching for a 51-year-old man from Santa Maria town, Ilocos Sur province who was feared to have drowned.   Three people were reported injured in Baguio City, the NDRRMC said.   More than 200,000 people, or around 50,000 families, in Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Calabar...

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Olongapo targets 7,800 recipients of single-shot J&J vaccine in 1 week

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 19:24
OLONGAPO CITY---The local government received at least 7,800 doses of COVID-119 vaccine made by the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and were donated by the U.S. to the government last week. On Tuesday (July 27), at least 1,000 more residents on the priority list received the single-shot Janssen vaccine during a mass vaccination at the SMX Convention Center in SM Olongapo Central. According to the city health office, senior residents and those with comorbidities were the target recipients of the J&J vaccine. The city began administering the U.S.-made vaccine on Monday and aims to dispense all the available supplies within a week by vaccinating at least 1,000 people per da...

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Decision on mask guidance is imminent, source says

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 19:24
Top federal health officials have debated whether to issue new guidance on masks and are close to announcing their decision as the highly contagious Delta variant fuels new outbreaks in the United States.
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Vaccinations to continue as COVID-19 more threatening than floods, rain

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 19:20
MANILA, Philippines --- Did Manila Mayor Isko Moreno just take a shot against President Rodrigo Duterte? It is not clear if the local executive answered the President's tirades during his final State of the Nation Address (Sona), but Moreno explained the reason as to why COVID-19 vaccinations continue in Manila, come rain or floodwaters: That COVID-19 does not take a break or a vacation, unlike governments. "Ang tanong, may baha ba last year? Meron. May ulan ba last year? [...] But to cut the long story short, my question is, si COVID-19 ba titigil kapag umulan? Si COVID-19 ba, titigil kapag Sabado (kasi) Sabado hindi nagtatrabaho 'yong mga gobyerno na 'yon," Moreno said in ...

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