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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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With no successor in sight, Xi Jinping heads to major Party meeting with more power than ever

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:46
In March 2020, the annual meeting of China's national legislature in Beijing was delayed for the first time in decades, as Chinese President Xi Jinping attempted to gain control over what would fast become a global pandemic.
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Hong Kong used to be the poster child for economic freedom. Not anymore

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:46
Hong Kong has been booted off an index of economic freedom that it used to lead, dealing another blow to the city's standing as a global business hub.
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Menardo: DOJ prepared to probe attack on NUPL officer Guillen

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:45
MANILA, Philippines -- Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the Department of Justice is prepared to conduct an investigation on the attack against human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo "AK" Guillen. Guillen, a member of the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) was stabbed in the head Wednesday evening. An initial report from the police said it was a robbery. But his colleagues from NUPL and co-petitioners on the Anti-Terrorism petition before the Supreme Court believed the attack was related to the cases he is handling. Guillen is handling the case of the Tumandoks, an indigenous people's community that was subject of a police operation. Some of its members were arrested lat...

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G League: Green, Ignite drop 2nd straight game

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:38
MANILA, Philippines---G League Ignite fell to its second straight loss after absorbing a 116-111 defeat to Agua Caliente in the NBA G League Thursday (Manila time) at AdventHealth Arena inside Walt Disney World Resort. James Palmer Jr. came up big late hitting two straight three-pointers and a pair of free throws in the final four minutes to give the Clippers a 108-102 buffer with 1:29 to play. Jalen Green made it a two-point game, 110-108, with a three of his own with 54.6 seconds to play but the Clippers made six straight free throws to ice the upset win and improve to a 4-9 record as the Ignite dropped to 7-6. The loss also booted the Ignite out of the top five as it now sits at ...

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Can’t fully open economy unless most Filipinos have access to COVID-19 vaccines — Duterte

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:35
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he will only open the economy once he sees that COVID-19 vaccines are available to most Filipinos. "Kapag every Filipino ganyan ang sitwasyon na magpabakuna na lang sila, wala nang kulang at walang maraming kutso-kutso, then I will open it [economy] immediately," he said in a speech at Valenzuela City. (When every Filipino can get vaccinated, no more shortage, then I will open the economy immediately.) "Hindi kailangan lahat, basta makita ko lang yan, that is the standard, hindi naman lahat sabay sabay yan eh. But if I see most of the citizens can avail of the vaccine in any of the health centers, hospitals, at w...

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Ayel Estrañero joins Cignal

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:32
MANILA, Philippines---Cignal boosted its offensive line when it signed setter Ayel Estraero ahead of the first professional season of the Premier Volleyball League. The HD Spikers announced the transaction through its social media pages a day after the team formally joined the PVL which will have its bubble at Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba this April. "Join us as we officially welcome Ayel Estraero to the Cignal HD Spikers family!" posted the team Thursday. https://www.facebook.com/CIGNALHDSPIKEROFFICIAL/posts/810509112872938?__cft__[0]=AZUVZCIpi6e4rku4yowmvYEwq7PyVV-s-KRxz106qEu2P6kEAxxVNjf6IkytElFPp6LAvFDqcEkgSD9TqdLED_xXM0aqt0ZV6T-3k4WDf127jrqE0oyZ5WB-i0wS3WsCzNLhRiAZkwMGnBzB...

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Palace: Duterte can choose vaccine brand because ‘he’s the President, over 70 yrs. old’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:25
https://youtu.be/O6wuuSagiEw MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte gets to choose which COVID-19 vaccine brand to receive simply because of his position as chief executive and his age, Malacaang said Thursday. "Well you know, I think the President is the President and because he is over 70 years old 'no," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said when asked why Duterte may choose his preferred vaccine brand. Duterte is turning 77 years old this month. Roque has said Duterte prefers to get the vaccine developed by China state-owned Sinopharm and is even willing to wait for its vaccine to get an emergency use authorization before receiving it. But now that the Astr...

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Ilonggo pair relishes BVR stint

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:23
MANILA, Philippines---Beach volleyball in the Philippines doesn't enjoy the same mainstream notoriety as that of the indoor variety but that hasn't stopped Ilonggo athletes from pushing the envelope. Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontao have always been one of the top pairs in the sport and they reached the status through their constant triumphs in the Beach Volleyball Republic. The two started their BVR careers in 2016 and appeared consistently on the podium for every leg of the BVR on Tour. "BVR is one of the famous beach volleyball leagues here in the Philippines, this league was what gave beach volleyball players the chance to play especially those from the provinces," said Estoquia ...

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Duterte: China to donate 400K more doses of COVID-19 vaccines to PH

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:17
https://youtu.be/GTpfYCinCj8 MANILA, Philippines --- China will donate another 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Thursday. "China would give us another 400 [thousand] making their donation to this country 1 million," Duterte said during the inauguration of school buildings in Valenzuela City. He did not mention the brand that would be donated. Duterte did not mention what vaccine brand would be donated this time.The Chinese government previously donated to the country 600,000 doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac. These jabs were used to launch the Philippines' vaccination program against COVID-19 last March 1....

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Katie Ledecky wins by 21 seconds in her first race for a year

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:12
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky secured an emphatic victory in her first race since March 2020 on Wednesday, winning the 1500-meter freestyle by 21.37 seconds at the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas.
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Germany's far-right AfD becomes first party to be put under government surveillance since Nazi era

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:09
Germany's BfV domestic intelligence service has formally placed the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) under surveillance on suspicion of trying to undermine Germany's democratic constitution, a person briefed on the move said on Wednesday.
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DOLE issues new ventilation guidelines for workplaces, public transport

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:05
MANILA, Philippines --- In order to make the workplace and public transportation more responsive to the government's health protocols, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued new guidelines forproper ventilation in workplaces and public transportation to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. DOLE has issued Department Order 224-21, signed by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday, which provides rules for ventilation that should be observed for private establishments and public transport. According to DOLE, the new set of guidelines include the installation and utilization of exhaust fans in indoor workplaces, restrooms, and water closets; ventilation ...

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COVID-19 cases in Quezon drop after 4 days

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:03
LUCENA CITY ---- At least 37 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Quezon province have been removed from the list of active virus carriers in the past four days, authorities said March 4. The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), in its 5 p.m. report Thursday, disclosed that the active COVID-19 case dropped to 134, its lowest daily tally, from 171 on March 1. On March 2, the recorded active virus carriers were 155, then further dropped to 142 the next day. The highest tally in the IPHO's twice-a-day count of active cases was recorded on Nov. 12 last year with 1,119. Most of the former validated virus carriers, who were removed from the active list, have either recovered or d...

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Feds on high alert after warnings about potential threats to US Capitol

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:00
Federal law enforcement is on high alert Thursday in the wake of an intelligence bulletin issued earlier this week about a group of violent militia extremists having discussed plans to take control of the US Capitol and remove Democratic lawmakers on or about March 4 -- a date when some conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will be returning to the presidency.
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Parts of PH to have rains due to easterlies, amihan — Pagasa

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 17:53
MANILA, Philippines --- Easterlies and the northeast monsoon or "amihan" will bring cloudy skies and rains over certain areas in the country, the weather bureau said Thursday. In its 24-hour forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the easterlies will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Masbate, Sorsogon, Biliran, and Samar provinces. It warned that flash floods or landslides may occur due to light to moderate with at times heavy rains. Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will bring cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, and Quezon, with no significant impact. ...

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BI claims not having received reports of foreigners’ deaths since last year

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 17:49
MANILA, Philippines --- The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday reminded relatives and acquaintances of foreign nationals to report the death of their relatives here. The agency issued the reminder after it claimed to have failed toreceive any reports on the death of foreigners since the start of the pandemic last year. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement that under the Alien Registration Act of 1950, parents or relatives or persons-in-charge of the burial of a deceased foreigner are required to surrender the latter's alien certificate of registration identity card (ACR I-Card) to the BI. He also said it is an "obligation" of relatives or friends of dec...

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