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Gupta: Trump has gone 'doctor shopping'

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:58
Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses what he calls President Trump's "doctor shopping" on behalf of the American people in order to find doctors who tell him what he wants to hear about the coronavirus pandemic.
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A boy sent his Baby Yoda doll to Oregon firefighters. Now they take it on their calls.

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:50
When 5-year-old Carver learned about the wildfires ravaging his home state of Oregon, he told his grandmother Sasha Tinning he wanted to do something to help the heroes on the front lines.
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Thiem admits tough fight ahead to replace ‘Big Three’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:43
US Open champion Dominic Thiem admitted Monday that he faces a stiff challenge to keep tennis high up in the public consciousness once Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic call it quits. Thiem, 27, captured his maiden Slam title in New York with a breathtaking five-set win over Alexander Zverev earlier this month, the first major final in six years not to feature at least one of the "Big Three." However, US broadcaster ESPN said that ratings for that championship match were down 48%. Both Federer and Nadal opted not to play the US Open while Djokovic was disqualified in the last 16. "I think it's normal, because Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, they are like global sup...

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Locsin, Huang meet to talk about PH-China ‘strategic cooperation’

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:42
MANILA, Philippines --- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and China's top diplomat in the Philippines met Tuesday to discuss "strategic cooperation" between Manila and Beijing. Locsin met with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian in celebration of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the Mid-Autumn Festival, which both fall on October 1. "The Secretary and Ambassador exchanged views on China-Philippines relations, strategic cooperation," the Chinese Embassy in Manila said in a short statement. Issues of common concern were also discussed during their meeting, according to the embassy. The meeting was held ...

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How are Twitter users responding to the platform’s ‘read the news story’ prompts?

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:36
Twitter recently outlined that many internet users rarely read the news they retweet. That is why the tech giant started to issue banner warnings this summer to encourage users to read the stories they are about to share. This move seems to be paying off, since 40% of the users involved in the experiment clicked on the news reports' links. Twitter recently shared the encouraging results of an experiment it launched last May among Android users. "Headlines don't tell the whole story. You can read the article on Twitter before Retweeting", read the Twitter banner. After seeing these warnings, 40% of the users clicked more often on the news links they were about to share via their...

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Hiring a private jet is easier than you think

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:27
Passengers looking for alternative ways to travel that minimize close contact are increasingly turning to private aircraft or charter flights and getting aboard one isn't as expensive as you might think. Here's how to hire a private jet.
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Scientists create 'super enzyme' that eats plastic bottles six times faster

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:24
Scientists have created a new "super enzyme" that can break down plastic up to six times faster than their previous enzyme.
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Where Trump and Biden stand on 9 major policy issues

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:19
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken very different positions on a range of policy issues. Hear from Trump and Biden in their own words how they would tackle the problems facing the United States.
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Chinese company targets global sales with quick COVID-19 tests

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:18
BEIJING --- A Chinese company is entering the global race to help defeat the coronavirus, promising its testing machine will return results faster than a lab and more reliably than at-home screening kits. The Flash 20 "is currently the fastest machine in the world for PCR tests for the new coronavirus", says Sabrina Li, founder of the company Coyote. PCR tests are the industry standard and a major weapon against a pandemic that has now killed more than a million people and eviscerated the global economy. As governments scramble to develop adequate response systems, Li is targeting global sales. Already used at hospitals and airports in China, the contraption can process f...

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Cardinal George Pell set to return to Rome after acquittal on child sex abuse charges

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:14
Cardinal George Pell is due to return to Rome Wednesday, a source close to him told CNN Tuesday, marking his first return since his acquittal nearly six months ago on child sex abuse charges and release from prison in his native Australia.
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It’s all in The Cloud: How enterprises stay pandemic-proof

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:13
Efficient, resilient, and pandemic-proof. Amid a global health crisis, local enterprises have displayed these three key traits, thanks to the expertise of a company that has equipped them with essential Cloud Solutions---Globe Business, the enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, Inc. Globe Cloud Solutions are all about one thing: business resiliency. Globe is able to help businesses move forward digitally because of the strong partnerships they have formed with credible global cloud providers, and Cascadeo, Globe's premiere cloud consulting partner and managed services provider. Cascadeo happily notes, too, that the partnership with Globe Business has allowed them to bring the bes...

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Will our next favorite films and TV shows be based on podcasts?

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:13
After taking the podcast market by storm, Spotify is now looking towards the silver screen. The streaming platform announced a partnership with production company Chernin Entertainment to adapt native podcasts into television series and movies. This daring move could allow Spotify to stand out in a booming industry set to represent over $1 billion (or P48.4 billion) in revenue in 2021. Chernin Entertainment will be able to include over 250 original podcasts from the Spotify portfolio into movie or TV adaptations. Peter Chernin's production company is known worldwide for notorious films such as "Hidden Figures", "Ford v. Ferrari", "The Greatest Showman" and hit TV series "New Gi...

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Michael Flynn and DOJ return to court to argue his case should be dismissed

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:02
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the Justice Department and US District Judge Emmet Sullivan meet for the first time in months Tuesday, as the judge weighs their attempts to exonerate the former top Trump official for lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia during the presidential transition.
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Catherine Deneuve teams up with APC for capsule collection

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 19:01
French fashion and cinema icon Catherine Deneuve has turned to fashion design for French label Atelier de Production et de Cration or APC. Deneuve is bringing her iconic style to a special collection for APC, as of Sept. 28. Known throughout the world as a paragon of French style since the 1960s, Deneuve has also been a muse for a host of illustrious designers such as Marc Jacobs and Yves Saint Laurent. A taste of her timeless style can now be found at APC, thanks to the brand's 7th "Interaction" collaborative capsule. For the first time in this series of collaborative capsules, Jean Touitou, founder of the brand and star designer, let the guest contributor take his place. ...

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Activists: Did Duterte just affirm admin employing ‘trolls’?

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 18:56
MANILA, Philippines --- Several activist groups, including the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), have raised suspicion over President Rodrigo Duterte's rant against Facebook, which took down some fake social media accounts and pages due to "coordinated inauthentic behavior" or CIB. The activists think Duterte's apparent displeasure over Facebook's move was an indirect admission that the administration "is behind the network of fake news, fake accounts." Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes said Tuesday that Duterte's seeming threat to ban Facebook in the Philippines not only showed the President's dictatorial tendencies but also the government's possible use of public funds to op...

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6 things to look for in the first Biden-Trump presidential debate

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 18:56
Donald Trump could face the most direct challenge of his presidency to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and his personal conduct in his first debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday.
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SAP is over: P6B allocated under Bayanihan 2 law for DSWD to fund livelihood aid – DBM

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 18:50
  MANILA, Philippines --- Indigents and low-income families will no longer receive social amelioration program (SAP) as what is allocated under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 is livelihood assistance to be provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), an official of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Tuesday. "Wala na po sa Bayanihan 2 ang SAP (social amelioration program) distribution kasi tapos na yung Bayanihan 1 (Bayanihan to Heal as Once Act) but what we have for Bayanihan 2 is financial assistance for DSWD para sa kanilang mga beneficiaries and indigents so what we call the SLP (Sustainable Livelihood Program), a...

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BTS singing all the way to the bank as record label prepares IPO

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 18:47
K-pop sensation BTS are set for a multi-million-dollar windfall next month when shares in their record label go on sale, with a public offering valuing the company at over $4 billion. The trailblazing septet cemented their prominence in the world's biggest music market last month, when their all-English track "Dynamite" debuted at number one in the Billboard Hot 100. The band's label Big Hit Entertainment priced its initial public offering at 135,000 won ($115), the firm said in a regulatory filing Monday, the top end of its indicative price range, giving the agency a market value of $4.1 billion. Big Hit CEO Bang Si-hyuk, who owns 43 percent of the agency, is worth $1.4 bil...

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Watching videos of these animals may help reduce stress, say scientists

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 09/29/2020 - 18:46
If you find yourself incapable of scrolling past a video of a cute kitten or one of a koala eating eucalyptus leaves without stopping to watch, don't worry, it's actually a good thing! Watching videos of cute animals helps reduce anxiety and improve mental and physical health, according to a British study. Videos of one particular type of animal, quokkas, are particularly effective. We know that animals can help us calm down in stressful situations and this has been demonstrated by a study conducted by the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom in partnership with tourist site Western Australia. The results of the study showed a significant reduction in stress after only ...

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