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New approach to cultivated meat promises ‘more natural’ texture, flavor

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:45
Canadian researchers have developed a new form of cultured meat that offers a taste and texture similar to that of traditional meat. Made from rabbit cells, this fake or synthetic meat could eventually replace meat as we know it, particularly given the crisis in meat supply and the consequences of meat production and consumption on the environment. While there is some debate as to how to name and label the many meat alternatives that have emerged in recent months, and still others point to the fact that these alternatives have nothing to do with meat, researchers are moving at breakneck speed to develop new forms of cultured meat, that is meats made primarily from animal cells. ...

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Jill Biden's fashion choices were subtle but purposeful on Inauguration Day

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:44
There was no shortage of striking fashion moments on Inauguration Day this year, from the shoulder smattering of crystals on Ella Emhoff's Miu Miu coat to Amanda Gordon's sunny Prada ensemble, each outfit choice told a story and added to the cautious celebratory spirit of the day.
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Rain or Shine acquires Bradwyn Guinto

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:44
MANILA, Philippines---Rain or Shine beefed up its frontcourt when it acquired the services of big man Bradwyn Guinto from NorthPort. In exchange, the Elasto Painters dealt away wings Clint Doliguez and Sidney Onwubere, as per reports. Already boasting of a deep frontcourt, the Elasto Painters will have to find a way to utilize Guinto along with Beau Belga, Jewel Ponferada, Norbert Torres, and Prince Rivero. Guinto, who will be on his fourth PBA team, proved to be a serviceable big man for the Batang Pier after he averaged 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds across nine games. The duo of Onwubere and Doliguez, meanwhile, already showed they could be steady relievers off the bench for Rain o...

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Olympics chief Bach says no ‘Plan B’ for Tokyo Games

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:39
TOKYO ---There is "no Plan B" for the Tokyo Games, says International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, who reaffirmed his commitment to holding the showpiece event this year in an interview with Kyodo News on Thursday. After the Games were postponed last year because of the global novel coronavirus pandemic, Saturday marks six months until the rearranged Olympics are due to start on July 23. Despite dwindling public support and a surge in coronavirus cases across the world, organizers are adamant the Games will go ahead. "We have at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on the 23rd of July in the Olympic stadium in...

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Newspapers around the world react to Biden's inauguration

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:39
• In photos: An American transition • Highlights from an unprecedented day • Video moments and Biden's full speech
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Biden brings a dose of normal to a beleaguered nation

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:34
When President Joe Biden walked into the White House on Wednesday holding hands with his wife, it all seemed so normal.
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Duterte promises continued support for Bangsamoro as it marks 2nd year

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:33
MANILA, Philippines --- As the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) marked its second anniversary, President Rodrigo Duterte pledged to give them full support by advancing social welfare amidst challenges brought by the pandemic. "Be assured that this administration will remain determined in its commitment to support self-determination, uphold human rights and advance social welfare in the Bangsamoro region," Duterte said in a pre-recorded speech on Thursday. "Today, with the rest of the nation, the BARMM is faced with many daunting challenges aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why I've given marching orders to all relevant government agencies to give f...

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Why does it matter what Kamala Harris wears as VP?

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:30
As the first female and first Black and South Asian Vice President, Kamala Harris' style will come under scrutiny. Fashion critic Robin Givhan explains why Harris' clothes have meaning to those who see themselves in her and why we shouldn't compare her style to a First Lady.
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Eastern Samar town mayor infected with coronavirus to continue working

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:26
TACLOBAN CITY---The mayor of Hernani town, Eastern Samar province has tested positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Mayor Amado Candido, 61, appealed to his constituents not to worry as he will continue to discharge his duties as mayor. Candido, who is serving his first term in office, and his wife are the latest to be infected with coronavirus in Hernani. Hernani town has 20 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Candido said he was grateful that many of his constituents are praying for his immediate recovery. He reminded people to strictly heed health protocols like wearing masks and face shields, social distancing and regular washing of hands o...

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Isabela city councilor survives COVID-19, but dies after stroke

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:25
CITY OF ILAGAN---A councilor who survived COVID-19 has died after a cardiac arrest on Thursday (Jan. 21). Vedasto Villanueva, 63, died at 4 p.m. while confined in the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC). "He did not die of COVID-19 because he yielded negative results during subsequent COVID-19 tests," said Dr. Glenn Mathew Baggao, CVMC chief. Baggao, according to Villanueva, suffered a stroke. The councilor also served as the town's vice mayor for three terms. Villanueva was a trader-farmer who began his political life as a barangay captain and a barangay league president. Although diabetic, he was active in relief distribution in flooded villagers and families who los...

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Buttigieg to testify for transportation secretary post at confirmation hearing

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:24
Pete Buttigieg will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday considering his nomination for transportation secretary, putting the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor on the path to becoming the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary.
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LRT-2 to reopen Santolan to Anonas stations on January 22

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:24
MANILA, Philippines --- The Santolan, Katipunan, and Anonas stations of LRT-2 is set to resume operations on Friday, a year after it closed down due to a fire caused by a power rectifier that tripped. The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said in a statement Thursday that the first commercial train trip from Santolan station will start at 5 a.m. on January 22, while its last commercial train trip will be at 8:30 p.m. LRT-2's end station, Recto, on the other hand, will have its first commercial train trip at 5 a.m., and its last commercial train trip at 9 p.m. It was in October 2019 when a power rectifier tripped and caught fire in between the LRT-2's Santolan and Katipunan...

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Navy, Army, Air Force back end of deal with UP barring uncoordinated entry on campuses

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:23
MANILA, Philippines---The Philippine military's three major service branches threw their support to the Department of National Defense's (DND) unilateral termination of its 1989 agreement with University of the Philippines (UP) barring the entry of state security forces on UP campuses without coordination. The Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, and Philippine Navy each issued statements backing the DND on Thursday (Jan. 21). The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) leadership released a separate statement on Wednesday (Jan. 20). READ: 'Deadly recruitment': AFP chief says 18 UP students who joined NPA killed in clashes with soldiers The three major services reiterated that t...

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PET advises SolGen Calida to ‘conduct careful self-examination’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:11
  MANILA, Philippines -- "Conduct a careful self-examination," the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal advised Solicitor-General Jose Calida who joined former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos in calling for Associate Justice Marvic Leonen to inhibit from the poll protest against Vice President Leni Robredo. In November last year, Calida and Marcos simultaneously filed separate motions calling for Leonen to inhibit himself from the vice-presidential election protest. Calida, who is supposed to represent the Republic of the Philippines invoked its status as "People's Tribune" in seeking Leonen's recusal. While both parties maintained that they a...

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Djokovic retreats over ‘misconstrued’ quarantine demands

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:04
World number one Novak Djokovic published an open letter to the Australian public on Twitter on Wednesday in which he tried to "clarify" demands he appeared to make to the organizers of the Australian Open. Djokovic, an eight-times champion in Melbourne, was widely harangued on Tuesday after reportedly issuing a list of demands in a letter to Tennis Australia that included moving quarantined players into private homes with tennis courts and getting them better meals. Australian media zeroed in on the demands, portraying them as petulant and selfish while fellow player Nick Kyrgios called him a "tool." In Wednesday's tweet, Djokovic said his letter to Australian Open director...

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Biden is inheriting a nonexistent Covid vaccine plan from Trump, sources say

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:00
Newly sworn in President Joe Biden and his advisers are inheriting no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of from the Trump administration, sources tell CNN, posing a significant challenge for the new White House.
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Female cop stationed in Cebu City basilica infected with coronavirus

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:59
CEBU CITY---A female police officer deployed to the basilica housing the religious icon Santo Nino had tested positive for coronavirus, according to city officials. Joel Garganera, councilor and deputy chief implementer of the city's Emergency Operations Center, said the policewoman was assigned to the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino and was tested last Monday (Jan. 18). On Tuesday (Jan. 19), test results showed she was positive for the virus. She has shown symptoms, said Garganera. A security guard at the basilica and seven other policemen were also isolated after they were identified as among the close contacts of the policewoman who is now on quarantine in a facility at the vi...

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Boy, 9, wounded by air gun dies in Bulacan

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:53
CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan--A nine-year-old boy was killed after he was accidentally shot in the head by one of his playmates with an air gun in Paombong town recently, police said. In a belated report, Maj. Almer Eustaquio, Paombong police chief, said the boy died on Jan. 11 while being treated in a hospital. The boy suffered a wound in the head when his 8-year-old playmate, also a boy, accidentally pulled the trigger of the airgun they were playing with. The gun was owned by the second boy's uncle. The boy who pulled the trigger is with his parents and no charges are in sight. TSB...

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He didn't believe Biden would be inaugurated. See what he said after inauguration

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:50
The moment of reckoning promised by the QAnon conspiracy theory never came. Now, many believers feel confused, duped, and uncertain of what comes next.
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