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PH still safe from new Covid variant – experts

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 16:18:13 +0000

HEALTH experts allayed fears of a spread of the more infectious variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) after 16 new cases were reported in the northern part of the country. This comes as Malacañang assured the public that the government has enough testing facilities to screen travelers arriving from countries with confirmed cases of the […]


Sungjae Im shoots 65, takes lead at The American Express

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 16:17:14 +0000

LA QUINTA, California: Sungjae Im shot a 7-under 65 on Friday (Saturday in Manila) at The American Express to take a one-stroke lead over first-round leader Brandon Hagy and four others. Im, the 22-year-old South Korean who was the PGA Tour’s rookie of the year in 2019, had seven birdies in the bogey-free round on […]


SAND ON THE LAND

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 16:16:30 +0000


‘In-depth probe’ ordered into killing of former Pampanga town vice mayor

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Police on Sunday were still determining if a third party was involved in the killing of former vice mayor Jorge Perez Bustos III of Masantol, Pampanga and a certain Eric Villanueva Cariaga. Bustos and Ciariag were found dead inside the office of the Blue Gems Security Agency in Angeles City at around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, Central Luzon police director. De Leon ordered an “in-depth probe” into the incident. Bustos, 46, is the younger brother of Patrol Partylist Rep. Bar Bustos. Cariaga, a resident of Quezon City, worked as a financial advisor, an INQUIRER source in Masantol said. The source said both work …

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Inesis: Making golf affordable to Filipinos

Credit to Author: Stan Ocampo| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 16:16:08 +0000

Golf does not require height and a huge physique to excel, making it a perfect sport for Filipinos. The Philippines has many great golfers, but the sport is yet to attain mainstream popularity among Pinoys. The problem possibly lies in the notion that golf is a sport for the elite, which is perfectly understandable considering […]


Hope for a world without nuclear weapons

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 16:10:47 +0000

A TREATY on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons took effect last Friday. It was originally adopted by 22 countries in the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. It took effect Friday, 90 days after it was signed by the 50th state. There are today about 150 states in the world – this means some 100 countries have yet […]


Vancouver News

'We're still in it': Wet'suwet'en push forward on rights recognition

Credit to Author: Carey Bermingham| Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 17:57:25 +0000

Tensions remain poised to rise again as work on the Coastal GasLink pipeline continues and the consequences for both resource development and reconciliation hang in the balance.


A primer on the Coastal GasLink pipeline

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 17:56:49 +0000

From the project plan to the impact of COVID-19, here are six things to know about the pipeline project in northern B.C.


Timeline of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 17:56:05 +0000

Here is a timeline of a liquefied natural gas pipeline dispute in British Columbia, which led to rail disruptions a year ago by people showing solidarity with the hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs opposing the Coastal GasLink project: • Dec. 31, 2019: The B.C. Supreme Court grants Coastal GasLink an injunction calling for the removal of any […]


Science News

Survey: Frequent reports of missed medical care in US adults during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic
Two out of five individuals delayed or missed medical care in the early phase of the pandemic — from March through mid-July 2020.


Survey: Frequent reports of missed medical care in US adults during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic
Two out of five individuals delayed or missed medical care in the early phase of the pandemic — from March through mid-July 2020.


Fleet Owners: For Big Savings, Plan Now For Electrification

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:57:32 +0000

Today, most fleets are at an early stage of EV adoption and their approach is incremental — e.g., buy a few vehicles and a few chargers each year. In our recently-released report Steep Climb Ahead


Technology News

Fleet Owners: For Big Savings, Plan Now For Electrification

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:57:32 +0000

Today, most fleets are at an early stage of EV adoption and their approach is incremental — e.g., buy a few vehicles and a few chargers each year. In our recently-released report Steep Climb Ahead


Secretary Pete: Transportation Dept. Should Be A Climate Agency

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:12:18 +0000

President Joe Biden’s decision to nominate Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation may be among the most consequential of his presidency


More About SpaceX’s Oil Rigs

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 19:05:50 +0000

SpaceX bought two used oil rigs that were available near its Boca Chica launch facility. The plan is to convert them into floating launch and landing facilities for SpaceX’s Starship and its booster, Super Heavy


Vice News

Northern First Nation Celebrates Biden’s Move to Protect Sacred Caribou Grounds

Credit to Author: Lori Fox| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:08:22 GMT

Joe Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a hard-won reprieve for the Gwich’in peoples of Alaska and Canada.


Joe Biden’s Immigration Policy Could Give Thousands of Climate Migrants Status

Credit to Author: Anya Zoledziowski| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:13:45 GMT

The president promised to “immediately” create a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of environmentally displaced people living in the country.


Governor General Julie Payette Steps Down for Bullying Staff

Credit to Author: Mack Lamoureux| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:41:18 GMT

An independent review was reportedly so damning it left the government with no choice but to ask Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette to resign or face dismissal.


Immigration

Misrepresentation – Mistakes Matter

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 09:00:37 +0000

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada illustrates the pitfalls of giving false or incomplete information when submitting an immigration application. If a person makes such a mistake, s/he has to give a credible explanation for it. If the individual does not, s/he can be subject to a five-year ban on applying for […]


Thousands of foreign nationals reuniting with Canadian spouses

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 09:00:10 +0000

Many Canadians are reuniting with their foreign spouses in Canada after being separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Toronto Star. The pandemic has resulted in a slowdown in the processing of applications for immigration to Canada. In September, however, the federal government announced that it would speed up the processing of spousal […]


PEI invites 211 immigration candidates in first PNP draw of 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:52:11 +0000

Prince Edward Island held its first scheduled draw of the year on January 21. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued a total of 211 invitations. A total of 196 of the invitations went to Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates. Business Impact candidates received the remaining 15 invitations. The PEI PNP publishes the minimum point […]


Sports

MLB, MLBPA, Cuba reach deal for players to sign
Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting.


Source: Panthers shutting down Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers are not expected to play Cam Newton for the final two games because of a shoulder injury and the fact that the team is all but eliminated from playoff contention.


UGA lands Dean in latest recruiting win vs. Bama
Georgia landed a commitment Wednesday from linebacker Nakobe Dean, the No. 23 ranked prospect overall who chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn and LSU.


Thunder’s Felton, Schroder suspended 1 game
Oklahoma City guards Raymond Felton and Dennis Schroder were suspended for one game without pay Wednesday for leaving the bench area during an altercation and participating in the melee that spilled over into the stands.


‘Heartbroken’ Leonard eyes 40 tackles vs. Giants
Colts rookie linebacker Darius Leonard, who leads the league with 146 tackles, said he was “heartbroken” at being passed over for the Pro Bowl. He said he wants to get 40 tackles against the Giants on Sunday.


Decorated swimmer Missy Franklin retires at 23
Missy Franklin, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, announced her retirement at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain as the impetus for her decision.