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Clippers show long-range prowess, rout Timberwolves

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:19
The Los Angeles Clippers backed up their standing as the top 3-point shooting team in the NBA and cruised to a 124-105 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. The Clippers made half of their 42 attempts from 3-point range and led by as many as 38 points. Los Angeles entered 42 percent from distance as a team. The Clippers had 104 points by the end of the third quarter and have not lost a game when they scored at least 100 points through three quarters since 1989. Hot-shooting Paul George led the Clippers offensively with 23 points on 9 of 17 from the field and 4 of 9 from 3-point range. He added seven rebounds, but his streak of five consecutive games wit...

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'Absolutely disastrous': Navalny adviser on Navalny's medical test results

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:13
CNN's Robyn Curnow speaks with Vladimir Milov, an adviser to Alexey Navalny, about the health conditions of the Kremlin critic who went on a hunger strike on March 31. Navalny's allies have been raising concerns over his health, saying Navalny "is dying" and his doctors said medical tests showed he's at growing risk of renal failure and heart problems. CNN is unable to independently verify the state of Navalny's health.
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US must halve emissions to galvanize global climate action – UN chief

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:12
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS --- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants the United States to commit this week to at least cut in half its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 -- a move he said could unlock similar action from the world's other large emitters. The United States, the world's biggest economy and second-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China, will host a virtual climate change summit on April 22-23. Washington has urged world leaders to use the event as an opportunity to pledge more ambitious emissions cuts. Guterres said the White House's own pledge needed to set the bar high. "My expectation is that the United States will be able to present a red...

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Bucs’ Brady making ‘good progress’ after knee op

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said he is making good progress following a minor knee operation and is eager to get back on the training field. The 43-year-old played through most of the 2020 season with discomfort in his knee but still managed to guide the Bucs to their second Super Bowl title with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs in February. Brady, who picked up his seventh championship ring and was named Super Bowl MVP for a fifth time with the win over the Chiefs, agreed on a deal to extend his contract through the 2022 season, the team had said last month. "It's good progress. It's rehab. None of that is fun, but looking forward to getting back to real tra...

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Mourinho sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:03
Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur on Monday after a poor run of form, according to Sky Sports. A 2-2 draw on Friday against Everton left Tottenham, Champions League finalists in 2019, in seventh place in the Premier League and unlikely to reach the top four. Mourinho took charge in November 2019, replacing Mauricio Pochettino. The club was yet to confirm whether Mourinho was still in charge. Tottenham faces a League Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday. The London club is among 12 that shocked the football world on Monday by announcing the formation of a breakaway European Super League. RELATED STORIES Pogba accuses former boss...

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Duterte okays P20,000 one-time assistance to EC pensioners

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:01
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has authorized the grant of one-time financial assistance worth P20,000 for Employees' Compensation (EC) pensioners. In his Administrative Order (AO) No. 39 signed Monday, the President authorized the Employees' Compensation Commission (ECC) to release the assistance to EC pensioners for permanent partial disability, permanent total disability, and survivorship. https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/status/1384061114086924290 About 31,000 pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) are expected to benefit from this assistance, the AO said. "The adverse effects of the pandemic on t...

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6 cases of coronavirus variants found in Ilocos Norte

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:57
LAOAG CITY---At least six cases of more contagious variants of SARS Cov2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, had been detected in the province of Ilocos Norte, officials said on Monday (April 19). Health authorities said those infected with the variants were from this capital city and the towns of Solsona, Currimao and Paoay. It was not immediately known of the cases had already been listed by the Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday (April 18) among 652 variant cases. A Solsona resident had contracted the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first detected in United Kingdom. Three patients in Laoag City and one in Currimao and Paoay towns had been infected with the B.1.351 strain ...

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Kevin Durant injures thigh in Nets’ loss to Heat

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:57
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant sustained a left thigh contusion in the first quarter against the host Miami Heat on Sunday and missed the remainder of the team's 109-107 road loss. Durant scored the Nets' first eight points before exiting the game with 7:57 left in the first quarter after tangling with Heat forward Trevor Ariza on a drive to the basket. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1383871717387292677?s=20 Nets coach Steve Nash said afterward that Durant will be further evaluated on Monday. "He's sore," Nash said. "But we don't know how severe. We'll see tomorrow how he wakes up and go from there." Durant returned to the Nets' lineup on April 7 after a 23-g...

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5 policemen relieved over radio reporter’s arrest

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:54
MANILA, Philippines --- Five policemen involved in the arrest of a radio reporter were relieved from their posts, the Manila Police District (MPD) said Monday. According to Lt. Col. Roberto Mupaz, of the MPD Public Information Office, among the five relieved policemen is Pandacan's Beata Police Community Precinct commander Lt. Joel Pion. The other four police officers are Senior Master Sergeant Jonathan Hernandez,Corporal Charles Bronzon Dela Torre,Patrolman Marvin Anthony Comboya, andPatrolman Jonathan Abad. All five policemen were transferred to the MPD Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management Division while an investigation is ongoing. Based on a statement of...

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Singapore says makes biggest cannabis seizure in 25 years

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:48
SINGAPORE --- Singapore's anti-narcotics agency said on Monday it made its biggest seizure of cannabis in 25 years in a bust last week in the city-state, which has some of the world's toughest narcotics laws including capital punishment. The Central Narcotics Bureau seized about 23.7 kg (52.25 lb)of cannabis and 16.5 kg of heroin, as well as crystal methamphetamine and ecstasy tablets, it said in a statement. The cannabis haul was the largest since 1996 and the heroin seizure the biggest since 2001. The drugs are estimated to be worth more than S$2.3 million ($1.7 million), according to the CNB. CNB officers arrested a 22-year-old Malaysian male on Friday for suspected drug traf...

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Adobe co-founder, PDF developer Charles Geschke passes away at 81

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:45
Adobe co-founder Dr. Charles "Chuck" Geschke, who also helped develop the Portable Document Format (PDF) has died at the age of 81. "We're deeply saddened to share that our beloved co-founder, Dr. Chuck Geschke, has passed away," Adobe announced on its Twitter page last Saturday, April 17. The company called Geschke a "hero" and a "guiding light" for people in the technology industry. "He leaves an indelible mark on our company and the world," the statement read. We're deeply saddened to share that our beloved co-founder, Dr. Chuck Geschke, has passed away. Chuck was a hero and guiding light for so many of us in the technology industry. He leaves an indelible mark on our com...

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The ‘metaverse’ bet: Crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:42
LONDON --- What do you do with a $69 million artwork that doesn't physically exist? That's the question faced by the Singapore-based investor calling himself Metakovan, who made headlines last month when he bought the digital artwork "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" by the American artist Beeple at Christie's. The work is a non-fungible token (NFT) -- a new type of virtual asset that has its ownership status and authenticity verified by blockchain. NFTs have exploded in popularity in 2021, with prices skyrocketing. Metakovan, real name Vignesh Sundaresan, plans to put the artwork on display in four virtual world environments. He is working with architects to design gallery c...

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S.Korea looks to ban internet file-sharing with N.Korea

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:41
SEOUL --- South Korea's government on Monday said it had proposed a law to require its citizens to get official permission before using the internet to exchange digital material such as movies, music, scanned books, or artwork with anyone in North Korea. If approved by parliament, the measure would be the first major amendment to South Korea's Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Act in three decades and is part of its recent efforts to improve relations with North Korea. That law already regulates physical goods sent into or out of North Korea, and the proposed changes would add digital content, Lee Jong-joo, a spokeswoman for South Korea's unification ministry, which handles int...

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China's digital yuan could be used by athletes and visitors at the Beijing Olympics

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:32
China is pushing forward with its experiment in creating a digital version of the yuan and may give foreign athletes and visitors a chance to use it at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
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Get a free HP Neverstop 1000a toner tank printer for every purchase of HP desktop PCs

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:31
Working and learning from home may be the norm for at least the immediate future. Given the circumstances, you might want to turn your home's workstation into a conducive space. Start with the most essential: PC. Upgrade to HP's all-in-one (AiO) computer for better productivity and efficiency, and receive one HP Neverstop 1000a Toner Tank Printer for free! Everything you need in one desktop computer Need space? The HP All-in-One computer offers the same features of a traditional desktop, but with a smaller profile. Set it up easily with its plug-and-play function. You can also have a clutter-free workspace with fewer cables to worry about. And while relatively convenient in size an...

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Online pageant for ‘beki’ draws 4,000 wannabes

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:29
MAKATI CITY, Philippines---Over 1,000 applicants turned up for the first edition of the "Queen of bECQi" pageant launch in 2020 when the government placed Metro Manila and other parts of the country on enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) as part of its pandemic response. After a series of online challenges, Marian Crisologo beat 120 other official contenders, including "It's Showtime" Miss Q&A grand finalists Matmat Centeno and Lars Pacheco, who both finished as runners-up. The winner took home P100,000 in the online beauty pageant in 2020, organized by the Sir Wil Online Challenge team. The team's head, entrepreneur and LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, ...

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Filipino seaman found dead on Vanuatu beach; DFA yet to confirm if deceased positive for COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:25
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Embassy in Australia is monitoring the investigation into the death of a Filipino seaman whose body was discovered on a beach in Vanuatu, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday. "It was in the local news there that a Filipino crew member was discovered missing from the foreign vessel as it left Vanuatu. Shortly, the body was found on the beach," Ivy Banzon-Abalos, executive director of the DFA's strategic communications office, said in a message to reporters. This, in response to a query on reports that a body of a Filipino seaman was found on a beach in the Pacific island nation. Some reports indicated that the Filipino tested...

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Microsoft to invest $1B in Malaysia to set up data centers – Malaysian PM

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:24
KUALA LUMPUR --- Microsoft Corporation will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Malaysia as part of a new partnership program with government agencies and local companies, the Southeast Asian nation's prime minister said Monday. The announcement on what would be the U.S. tech giant's biggest investment in Malaysia comes after the country in February gave conditional approvals for Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and state telecoms firm Telekom Malaysia to build and manage hyper-scale data centers and provide cloud services. It also comes after the country saw foreign direct investments (FDI) plunge by 68% last year, the biggest decline in Southeast Asia. Malaysia has def...

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