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When Justice Stephen Breyer rules (on retirement), the White House might know first

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 20:01
A Democratic president has not filled a Supreme Court vacancy in more than a decade, so liberals are anticipating the possible retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, who has served for a quarter century and understands the advantage of the new Democratic-led Senate.
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Recto: There are 3 times more Pogo workers than reported by Pagcor

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 20:00
MANILA, Philippines --- The actual number of workforce for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) could be three times higher than what was reported by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Thursday. According to Recto, there could be more than 470,000 Pogo workers in the country, a figure significantly higher than the 118,000 workers reported by Pagcor. "I just wanted to add, based on the document I am looking at, there are three times more Pogo workers than reported," Recto said during the hearing of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on various bills on Pogo taxes. "Based on the real estate that they ...

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Shalanda Young testifies before Senate as top Democrats pressure Biden to pick her for OMB director

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 20:00
Shalanda Young will testify Thursday morning before the Senate Homeland Security committee, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats publicly pressure the Biden administration to pick her to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
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Pacers aim to slow Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:57
The Indiana Pacers began the season strong, but that 8-4 record seems long ago. A 114-111 win at Cleveland on Wednesday ended a four-game skid and stopped a string of nine losses in 12 games. Things don't get any easier for the Pacers, who host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Denver has won three straight, including a blowout victory at Milwaukee on Tuesday night that put Nikola Jokic in rare company. Indiana's slide has hasn't changed the attitude or approach of first-year coach Nate Bjorkgren. He has been patient and tough with his new team as it works through this rough patch. "There's nothing that I stay away from," Bjorkgren said, according to the Indianapolis Sta...

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Cops chasing drug suspect stumble on Ecija cybersex den, arrest 14

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:54
SAN JOSE CITY, Nueva Ecija---At least 14 people were arrested while several computer sets were seized after policemen discovered an alleged cybersex den in an apartment here on Wednesday (March 3). The suspects were identified as Emmanuel Claudio, Darren Zabala, Mark Roxas, Jomari Robles, Gerald Villamor, Richard Bryan dela Cruz, Andrew Roblez, Charistian Libunao and Christian Juntino. Also arrested were their companions identified as Gerome de Leon, Alfredo dela Cruz, Roberto Revillo, Mark Anthony Castillo, and Michael Jolo Palma. The alleged operator of the cybersex den, identified as Allan Coloma, was not around during the operation at the village of Abar 1st in the city. Col....

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Teenager dies after being stung by a box jellyfish in Australia

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:54
A 17-year-old boy has died a week after being stung by a box jellyfish on a Queensland beach, Australia.
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8,700 CoronaVac doses now in De Oro for start of Northern Mindanao vaccination

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:48
ILIGAN CITY---Coronavirus vaccination in Northern Mindanao would start on Friday (March 5) with health workers at Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) in Cagayan de Oro City getting the first shots. President Rodrigo Duterte was widely expected to visit the hospital any time on Friday as a side tri to his meeting in Cagayan de Oro City with agencies involved in projects to end the insurgency. NMMC is the region's main COVID-19 referral facility. The Department of Health (DOH) has allocated 1,820 shots for NMMC workers. "We will start with our COVID-19 dedicated hospitals starting with the level 3 DOH hospital, the Northern Mindanao Medical Center," said Dr. Ellenietta Gamolo, offic...

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UN rights chief says war crimes may have been committed in Ethiopia after CNN reveals Tigray massacre

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:46
The UN's high commissioner for human rights has called for an independent investigation into human rights violations that may amount to war crimes in Ethiopia's Tigray region, days after CNN published an exclusive report about a massacre in a village there.
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Kelly Williams unretires, returns to TNT with 2-year deal

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:41
MANILA, Philippines---Kelly Williams is out of retirement and back with TNT after signing a two-year deal until 2023. The 39-year-old did not play in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup after leaving the team and announcing that he's hanging up his sneakers before the resumption of the conference. With Williams back in tow, TNT team manager Gabby Cui expects the veteran to have a mentorship role as one of the oldest guys in the club. https://twitter.com/tnttropanggiga/status/1367414531836702722?s=21 "We would like to welcome Kelly back to TNT Tropang Giga," said Cui. "His leadership and experience will help us achieve success in the upcoming conference." TNT Governor Ricky Vargas also w...

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First shipment of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines arrives in PH

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:37
MANILA, Philippines --- The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines developed by British-Swede drugmaker AstraZeneca has arrived in the Philippines on Thursday. The plane carrying 487,200 vaccine doses from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) past 7 p.m. It will later be towed to Villamor Air Base where government officials, including President Rodrigo Duterte, will welcome its arrival. https://twitter.com/ntfcovid19ph/status/1367435228139036672 https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/status/1367438099567898624?s=20   https://twitter.com/JeromeAningINQ/status/1367437235482599424?s=20   After the...

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EU to extend COVID vaccine export controls to end of June — sources

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:34
BRUSSELS --- The European Union is planning to extend its export authorization scheme for COVID-19 vaccines to the end of June, two EU sources told Reuters on Thursday, in a move that could reignite tensions with countries who rely on shots made in the EU. The mechanism was set up at the end of January as a reaction to vaccine makers' announcements of delays in the deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to the EU. It is due to expire at the end of March, but the European Commission wants to extend it through June, the two officials said. "The Commission will propose its extension into June. And that was greeted by the member states with approval, not necessarily enthusiasm, but the...

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Woman dies in Cebu fire

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:33
CEBU CITY---A 28-year-old woman died in a fire that destroyed her home at the village of Bulacao here on Thursday (March 4). The woman was identified as Maris Bayaton, who has Downs syndrome. After 18 minutes, the fire was under control, said SFO1 Novo Perana. Aside from the residence of the Bayatons, two other houses were destroyed by the fire. Damage was estimated at P200,000. Five families, consisting of 16 individuals, were displaced by the fire. TSB...

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Christine Dacera case: Lawyers suspicious over police move to introduce new evidence

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:32
MANILA, Philippines---Lawyers of five respondents in a case involving the death of 23-year-old Christine Dacera, a flight attendant, questioned the motive for what they said was a belated move by police to reopen the case weeks after the Makati City prosecutor closed the investigation. At a press conference on Thursday (March 4), Mike Santiago, counsel of Rommel Galido, Valentine Rosales, John Pascual dela Serna, Clark Rapinan and Gregorio Angel Rafael de Guzman, assailed what he said was doubtful and "worrying" move by the Makati police which could delay a resolution of the homicide complaint that his clients were facing. The prosecutor conducted the fifth and last preliminary investi...

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Navalny emerges in jail in Russia’s Vladimir region, meets lawyers

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:24
MOSCOW --- Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is sharing a quarantine cell in central Russia, allies said on Wednesday, revealing his location for the first time since he was moved from jail in Moscow last week to serve a 2-1/2 year sentence in a penal colony. The whereabouts of Navalny, 44, had been a mystery since he left jail in Moscow. His lawyer Vadim Kobzev told Reuters he had met Navalny at the Kolchugino jail in the Vladimir region northeast of Moscow. Navalny was feeling good despite hardship, Kobzev said. TASS news agency, citing a law enforcement source, said Navalny was being held there for quarantine before his further transportation to the IK-2 penal colony, also in...

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BARMM gets first batch of Sinovac COVID-19 shots

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:18
MANILA, Philippines --- The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on Thursday received its first batch of vaccines against COVID-19, enough to immunize 2,100 health workers. In a statement, BARMM said 4,200 vials of vaccines developed by Chinese drugmaker Sinovac BioTech arrived in the region, which will be distributed to different provinces. "From these initial 2,100 shots, 1,400 will be from Maguindanao, 972 in Lanao del Sur, 278 in Basilan, 1,032 in Sulu, and 518 for Tawi-Tawi [...] while Cotabato City was already given by Region 12," Bangsamoro health minister Dr. Amirel Usman said. Sinovac's vaccine is administered in two doses, with the second dose to be ...

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WATCH: Pasay City disinfects locked down barangays

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:07
MANILA, Philippines --- The Pasay City government on Thursday conducted disinfection drives in areas under lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the locality. In a video by Radyo INQUIRER, barangay health personnel could be seen fogging several houses. Barangay environmental protection team Belinda Guillermo said they disinfected the homes of residents who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, as well as those who request for disinfection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMFkmaN5s10&feature=youtu.be "'Yung mga symptomatic lang na mga residente ang dinisinfect namin. 'Yung iba rin na gusto magpa-disinfect, may iba rin na ayaw," she said in an interview. She a...

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Barcelona given some respite from off-field issues with stunning comeback to reach Copa del Rey final

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:03
Barcelona fans were given some respite from the club's off-the-field troubles as Lionel Messi and Co. mounted a stunning comeback to beat Sevilla and advance to the Copa del Rey final.
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World's first space hotel scheduled to open in 2027

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:55
If you're daydreaming of future travels while stuck at home during the pandemic, why fantasize about the beaches of Bali or the canals of Venice when vacationing in space could be in your future?
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Makati City council OKs PPP venture for Ospital ng Makati 2

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:53
MANILA, Philippines --- The Makati City local government has approved an ordinance on a private-public partnership (PPP) agreement for the proposed Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) 2. In a statement Wednesday, the LGU said that the city council approved City Ordinance No. 2021-021, which authorizes Mayor Abby Binay to sign a PPP agreement with LifeNurture Inc. foOsMakr the construction, operation and management of the hospital. Under the PPP contract, the local government will not spend a single centavo for OsMak 2's construction, redevelopment and operations, according to Binay. The hospital, Binay added, will be "equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that include a Cancer Center ...

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