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CDC forecasts up to 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in the next few weeks

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:51
The United States could face as many as 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in less than a month, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Astronaut artifacts on moon -- like Apollo landers and Neil Armstrong's bootprint -- now protected by US law

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:50
It's hard to care about bootprints sunk in soil 238,900 miles away as humanity suffers the combined burden of an unforgiving virus and a political unease. But how humans treat those bootprints and the historic lunar landing sites upon which they are found will speak volumes about who we humans are and who we seek to become.
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Loss of smell drives Covid-19 survivors to get creative in the kitchen

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:48
Emergency physician Dr. Alex Yeats had just whipped up what seemed like an appetizing dinner option when his wife let him know she wasn't having anything to do with it.
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Kai Sotto coming home to join Gilas Pilipinas at Fiba bubble

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:47
MANILA, Philippines---Kai Sotto announced on Thursday that he will be joining Gilas Pilipinas in the February window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers. In an Instagram video, Sotto said he's looking to join the national team in the Clark bubble and play against South Korea and Indonesia. "I'm really excited to be given the opportunity to play for Gilas this February and I thank all those who support me and believe in my dreams to play for the country and, in the right time, the NBA," said Sotto in Filipino.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kai Zachary Sotto (Official) (@kzsotto) ...

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Couples struggle with sleep problems in the Covid-19 pandemic

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:45
Dave Russell is a light sleeper, but he never had any issues sharing a bed with his girlfriend, Izzy James, before the pandemic.
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PH’s Covid-19 infections now at 507,717 with 30,126 active cases

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:44
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines' total number of Covid-19 cases is now at 507,717 as 1,783 new infections were recorded, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday. There were also 500 new recoveries and 74 additional deaths, bringing the total to 467,456 and 10,116 respectively. Of the total number, 30,126 are active cases, of which 84.8 percent are mild, eight percent are asymptomatic, 4.4 percent are critical, 2.5 percent are severe, and 0.40 percent are moderate. The DOH noted that there were five duplicates, of which three were recoveries, that were removed from the total case count. And there were 15 cases that were previously tagged as recov...

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Western Visayas PNP crime lab chief sacked after saying 9 IPs killed in CIDG raid negative in paraffin tests

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:43
ILOILO CITY --- The chief of the regional police crime laboratory in Western Visayas has been relieved of his post a day after he confirmed to reporters that seven of the nine leaders of an indigenous people's group killed in a police operation in Capiz tested negative for gunpowder residue. Col. Enrique Ancheta, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory Office, has been put on floating status by the Police Regional Crime Laboratory central office. He was removed from his post on Jan. 20, the same day he was directed to explain his statements in an interview with radio station Bombo Radyo Iloilo on Jan. 19. In the radio interview, Ancheta confirmed the n...

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MMDA vows to fix dikes, conduct dredging ops in Marikina to end flood woes

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:39
MANILA, Philippines --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) vowed to restore damaged dikes and help in dredging operations in Marikina City to help prevent heavy flooding in the future, Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said Thursday. "The MMDA promised to assist the city in its dredging operations that aim to increase the water carrying capacity of Marikina River and prevent future flooding," said Teodoro in a statement. "MMDA Chairman [Benhur] Abalos also vowed to help Marikina City in restoring the dikes in Provident Village which were damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses," he added. In the same statement, MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos Jr. said th...

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Embiid scores 42 as Sixers power past Celtics

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:32
Joel Embiid scored 42 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift host Philadelphia 76ers past rival Boston Celtics 117-109 on Wednesday. Embiid shot 12 of 19 from the field and 17 of 21 from the free-throw line for his second 40-point effort this season -- both in the past three games. Tobias Harris added 22 points for the Sixers, who have won eight of nine at home. The Celtics played without Jayson Tatum, who is recovering from COVID-19. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 26 points while Marcus Smart added a season-high 25. Daniel Theis had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Kemba Walker contributed 19 points in just 22 minutes in his second game back from a knee injury....

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Teens prank supermarket customers with superglue disguised as free hand sanitizer

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:32
In an apparently cruel prank, a group of teenagers in England, United Kingdom, pretended to give passersby free "hand sanitizer," which was actually superglue. Local resident Kathy Smith, who almost fell for the prank, said the boys were offering people free squirts of superglue placed inside hand sanitizer bottles outside a supermarket, as per Yorkshire Liveon Jan. 19. The prank occurred amid the COVID-19 pandemic when the frequent use of sanitary products such as alcohol and hand sanitizers has been necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. "The lad approached me showing me the bottle of 'sanitizer' asking if I would like a free pump. He was eagerly waiting for me to h...

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Carla Abellana gives 5 essential tips to first-time pet owners

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:30
Kapuso star Carla Abellana, known for her advocacy on animal welfare, shared some valuable tips recently to those who are pet owners for the first time. "Are you a first-time pet owner? Have you just adopted a new pet, or have puppies/kittens? Don't fret! Here are a few tips I can personally share with you," Abellana said on her Instagram page yesterday, Jan. 20. First, Abellana stressed that one has to be "100% committed" to the "pet's entire lifetime" because being a pet owner entails "a lot of responsibilities, hard work, and not to mention costs." Making time for your pets comes second, she said. "After all, it would be pointless to just tie them up or leave them in cages...

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Man, 67, shot dead inside car parked in Calbayog City market

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:25
ORMOC CITY ---- A 67-year-old man was gunned down by still-unknown assailants in Calbayog City on Thursday morning. Harry Rumorh was inside his white Toyota Fortuner parked at the market when two men aboard a motorcycle arrived. The back rider then alighted from the motorcycle and shot the victim several times, according to Lt. Col Neil Montao, chief of the Calbayog City Police Station. In 2018, Rumohr's niece, Catherine Rumohr-Johnson was also gunned down while buying bread at a nearby bakeshop. On April 15, 2019, another relative, Dr. Vicky Rumohr, was shot dead by riding-in-tandem suspects while she was driving her pick-up truck in the vicinity of Christian New Life Academ...

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Negros Occidental gov directs prov’l tourism exec to accept displaced tourism workers for cash aid

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:14
BACOLOD CITY ---- Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has instructed the provincial tourism officer to start accepting displaced tourism workers, who can avail of the P5,000-cash assistance offered by the Department of Tourism (DOT). Lacson said he found out from Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat that establishments do not have to be DOT accredited to receive financial assistance. In a meeting with local officials on Tuesday, Puyat said a P3-billion fund is available to help displaced tourism workers and that only 20 percent of it had been distributed. She said the December 2020 deadline for the application for the cash assistance had been extended to June. Puy...

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Rookie Wiseman drops 20 as Warriors rout Spurs

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:13
Rookie James Wiseman used seven dunks as a foundation for a season-best 20 points as the Golden State Warriors ran away from the San Antonio Spurs 121-99 in San Francisco on Wednesday. Stephen Curry added a game-high 26 for the Warriors, who rode the momentum of a win in Los Angeles over the defending champion Lakers on Monday. https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1352122825415548934 The Warriors led by as many as 22 points in the first half before ending a three-game losing streak against the Spurs. Dejounte Murray had 22 points to pace San Antonio, which was completing a two-game trip that began with a win at Portland....

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Make sure all Filipino seafarers can vote in 2022 election, Comelec told

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:13
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has been prodded to make sure that all Filipino seafarers will get to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming national elections in 2022. During the hearing of the Senate electoral reforms committee on Wednesday, Senator Francis Tolentino raised the plight of Filipino seafarers, who are not able to cast their vote because they are at sea most of the time. "Comelec should look into the plight of our seafarers. The seafarers cannot vote [while] they're at sea," he said. While the current process allows seafarers to vote by going to the nearest embassy or consular post during the 30-day voting period, the senator no...

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Katy Perry lights up inauguration TV special in all-white Thom Browne outfit

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:08
Katy Perry capped off President Joe Biden's inauguration in style, belting out "Firework" in a collection of chic separates by New York designer Thom Browne.
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Bacolod begins preparing for mass vaccination drive vs COVID-19

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:02
BACOLOD CITY ---- This city has started preparations for its mass vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that could begin as early as next month, according to City Administrator Em Ang. The Bacolod CoVac (COVID-19 Vaccination) Council held a meeting with the city's barangay captains at the Bacolod Government Center on Tuesday to discuss preparations for 22 vaccination centers. Ang said Bacolod was expected to get a share of the national government-purchased Sinovac vaccine, and the Pfizer vaccine from the World Health Organization. The 650,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines purchased by Bacolod City are expected to arrive in the third quarter of this year, A...

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Economic managers urged: Prepare ‘national war chest for vaccine logistics’

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:02
MANILA, Philippines --- A lawmaker is urging the Department of Finance and the Department of Budget and Management to prepare a "national war chest for vaccine logistics," saying the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines is "only half of the problem." Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, who chairs the House committee on ways and means, pointed out that even when the vaccines are procured, local governments and the Department of Health (DOH) may need to improve vaccine delivery. "Every day counts in this drive for vaccines. The greatest loss of opportunity costs would be if the vaccine were to arrive and we are not able to deliver them to the public as quickly. Procurement is only half the prob...

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Another cop gunned down in Cagayan de Oro

Inquirer Breaking News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:01
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY ---- Another policeman was shot dead by gunmen on a motorcycle only weeks after the unsolved killing of a policeman here. Corporal El John Capawa, 30, was on his way home to Barangay Camaman-an around 7 p.m. on Wednesday when attacked by two motorcycle-riding assailants, Maj. Evan Vias, city police spokesperson, told the Inquirer in a phone interview on Thursday, Jan. 21. Capawa, who is married, was assigned at the Regional Personnel Holdling and Accounting Unit (RPHAU) but had been detailed at the plans and strategic management division of the regional police office in Camp 1Lt. Vicente Alagar, Barangay Lapasan here. Vias said four bullets fired from a .45 c...

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