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Sharon Cuneta salutes fellow ‘Darna’ stars Angel Locsin, Marian Rivera, more for COVID-19 efforts

To acknowledge her fellow actresses Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin’s contributions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Megastar Sharon Cuneta likened them to their former on-screen superhero role, “Darna”. Cuneta, who also played “Darna”, lauded Locsin’s tent fundraiser for hospitals and Rivera’s food drive through a series of posts on her Instagram account yesterday, April 6. Aside from the two actresses, she also commended two more Darnas: Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos for their own contributions. Cuneta began the “Darna” tributes with Locsin, reposting a video of the celebrity philanthropist’s effort to set up tents at the Bureau of Corrections f…

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LISTEN: Ben&Ben writes new song ‘Nakikinig Ka Ba sa Akin?’ while in quarantine

Ben&Ben revealed that they wrote a new song while staying in their respective homes amid the enhanced community quarantine. The nine-piece folk-pop band first announced that they were working on an upcoming tune on their Twitter page last Sunday, April 5. https://twitter.com/BenAndBenMusic/status/1246823303345360898 A day after, the band uploaded a clip of Paolo Benjamin Guico performing a draft version of the song titled “Nakikinig Ka Ba sa Akin?”. The group added that they were to include the instruments of the rest of the members this week. https://twitter.com/BenAndBenMusic/status/1247116123482419200 The band also uploaded the first draft of the song’s lyrics online, which…

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Robredo, senators back lockdown extension

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:58:18 +0000

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday backed the extension of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, but she said the cash aid should be distributed to the people, especially the poor. Speaking to CNN Philippines, Robredo said the extension of the quarantine period would help “flatten the curve,” which health experts referred to as slowing the rate […]


Luzon lockdown extended

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 06:56:11 +0000

In a bid to prevent the spike of coronavirus infections and further enhance the capacity of the country’s health facilities, President Duterte has authorized the extension of the lockdown in Luzon until the end of the month. The President approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Disease (IATF) to […]


Show compassion to PUIs – Bulacan gov 

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:32:43 +0000

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — “Show compassion instead of discrimination to patients under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19.” This was the appeal of Governor Daniel R. Fernando to the public after receiving reports that many people are looking at PUIs with fear and contempt, and trash-talking them. “Mga kapwa ko Bulakenyo, ako po ay nakikiusap, maging mahinahon […]


China’s Shandong province helps Ilocos Norte in COVID fight

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:27:25 +0000

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte  – China’s Shandong province has extended aid to the provincial government of Ilocos Norte amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by donating medical materials and relief packs for the frontliners and residents of  the province. Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc together with the members of the Task Force Salun-at received the other […]


Vancouver News

COVID-19: Coquitlam company retools, will be first in Canada to produce N95 respirators

Credit to Author: Denise Ryan| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 01:58:08 +0000

From pillows to PPE: a small business pivots to fight the pandemic and becomes Canada’s first homegrown manufacturer of surgical masks and N95 respirators


COVID-19: Ottawa needs to up its game on border quarantines, says province, federal opposition

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 01:45:21 +0000

MP Mark Strahl says the federal government has been slow to act during the COVID-19 pandemic


Bard on the Beach organizers announce season cancellation due to COVID-19

Credit to Author: Aleesha Harris| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:59:26 +0000

Summer 2020 would have marked 31st season of Bard on The Beach


Science News

Invasive species with charisma have it easier
It's the outside that counts: Their charisma has an impact on the introduction and image of alien species and can even hinder their control. An international research team have investigated the influence of charisma on the management of invasive species.


Brown fat can burn energy in an unexpected way
Researchers have discovered an unexpected biological pathway by which brown fat cells can translate energy into heat.


E-Bikes4Africa’s SunCycles Ramp Up Delivery Service To Weather The Coronavirus Storm

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:00:14 +0000

: E-Bikes from E-Bikes4Africa. Images Courtesy of E-Bikes4AfricaNamibian e-bike startup ebikes4africa has been on a steady growth path over the past 5 years. The business model rightly focused on customer segments characterized by a high utilization rate of vehicles. The startup targeted entrepreneurs in the food vending industry, pharmacies that regularly make delivery runs, and those entrepreneurs using bikes as taxis. They also found off takers in the wildlife protection industry and more prominently in the tourism industry where e-fatbike tours offer an eco-tourism experience


Technology News

E-Bikes4Africa’s SunCycles Ramp Up Delivery Service To Weather The Coronavirus Storm

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:00:14 +0000

: E-Bikes from E-Bikes4Africa. Images Courtesy of E-Bikes4AfricaNamibian e-bike startup ebikes4africa has been on a steady growth path over the past 5 years. The business model rightly focused on customer segments characterized by a high utilization rate of vehicles. The startup targeted entrepreneurs in the food vending industry, pharmacies that regularly make delivery runs, and those entrepreneurs using bikes as taxis. They also found off takers in the wildlife protection industry and more prominently in the tourism industry where e-fatbike tours offer an eco-tourism experience


Elon Musk = “Elon Mask” & Ventilator Donor, Tesla Model Y Tidbits, Iceland’s Coronavirus Science — CleanTechnica Top 20 in March

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 03:10:00 +0000

The most popular CleanTechnica stories in March were dominated by Tesla and the coronavirus pandemic, sometimes with both in the same article. Other popular topics included the Volkswagen ID.3, a new home solar inverter, perovskite solar cells, and floating offshore wind farms, EV costs, and … that’s about it


Newborn Dies From Coronavirus + Louisiana Gets Ventilators

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 02:56:46 +0000

Baton RougeThis morning I woke up to grim news. Right here in Baton Rouge, a newborn died from the coronavirus. The newborn was one of seven more coronavirus-related deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish, where I live. The baby’s mother was admitted into the hospital with symptoms and then yesterday she gave birth to a baby girl who died this morning. The official cause of death was the coronavirus


Vice News

Cops Shut Down Pink Floyd Cover Band During New Jersey ‘Corona Party’

Credit to Author: Jelisa Castrodale| Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 21:31:26 +0000

“When we informed everyone that they must leave… we were met with well wishes of ‘F-the police’ and ‘Welcome to Nazi Germany.'”


What It’s Like When Gaming Helps You Get Sober

Credit to Author: Elizabeth Ballou| Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:41:56 +0000

Four people working toward sobriety describe their insights from the games that have helped them the most with addiction.


The ‘Animal Crossing’ Easter Event Is My Mortal Enemy

Credit to Author: Gita Jackson| Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:41:45 +0000

I hate the eggs.


Immigration

Help your children handle teasing

Credit to Author: Cheryl Song| Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 22:06:50 +0000

How to tell if your children might be experiencing negative teasing and what you can do Teasing, or making fun of someone, can be playful and fun but it can be also be a very serious matter when it becomes hurtful and harmful. In severe cases, negative teasing can leave permanent emotional scars on the victims. […]


Another Alberta draw requires CRS score of at least 300

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 19:11:55 +0000

Alberta has invited more Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released details of the March 18 draw, where 136 candidates were invited to apply through the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Invited candidates had profiles in the federal Express Entry pool and required […]


Quels sont les changements apportés aux services gouvernementaux pour les immigrants au Québec ?

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:00:10 +0000

Le Québec continue de traiter les demandes de sélection temporaire et permanente, bien que de nombreux services destinés aux immigrants aient changé en raison de la COVID-19. Les immigrants qui détiennent un permis de travail ou d’études au Québec peuvent se demander comment le coronavirus va affecter leur demande de sélection dans la province. Le […]


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.