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Letting go of Slaughter ‘bittersweet’ for Cone

Credit to Author: Niel Victor C. Masoy| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 16:16:59 +0000

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said it was bittersweet to let go of Greg Slaughter to get his hands on Christian Standhardinger. Last March, Ginebra sent the 7-foot Slaughter to the NorthPort Batang Pier in exchange for the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger. “It’s always bittersweet because Greg Slaughter and I were very close,” Cone said in […]


Fil-Canadian betters PH mark in hammer throw

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 23:22:15 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Fil-Canadian Shiloh Corrales-Nelson eclipsed the eight-year-old Philippine record in women’s hammer throw in capturing the gold medal in the Triton Invitational 2021 at the Triton Track and Field Stadium in California. Representing University of California (UC) Riverside as a freshman, Corrales-Nelson heaved 50.63 meters on her sixth and last throw to surpass […]


SMFI mobile clinics bring healthcare closer to grassroots communities

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 16:16:19 +0000

SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI), through its health and wellness programs, offers a wide array of efforts for stakeholders when it comes to giving access to basic healthcare services. One of these social good efforts is the roaming SMFI mobile clinic, which provides medical services to grassroots communities, especially in areas where SM operates. Currently, SMFI […]


P1.4M worth of illegal drugs seized in Cotabato City and Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY — Anti-narcotics agents in the Bangsamoro arrested seven people, including a couple, in separate anti-drug raids that yielded some P1.4 million worth of suspected meth here and in Maguindanao province, officials said. Juvenal Azurin, regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), said aside from the 200 grams of suspected shabu valued at an estimated P1.36 million, the operations carried out on Friday and Saturday also yielded a .22-caliber Glock automatic pistol, ammunition, and the P400,000 boodle money. Anthony Naive, head of PDEA-Maguindanao, identified the arrested couple as K…

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Look: Andre Paras was nearly taken by Ginebra

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 23:08:35 +0000

By WAYLON GALVEZ Barangay Ginebra San Miguel coach Tim Cone recognizes talent when he sees one, and from what he saw from rookie Andre Paras, the son of former PBA MVP has what it takes to become a star in his own right.  “He has a big rep as a big time rebounder. He’s a […]


DoF: More jobless Pinoys in Feb

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 16:15:55 +0000

THE unemployment rate in the country rose to 8.8 percent in February, which translated to more jobless Filipinos, according to the latest economic bulletin released by the Department of Finance (DoF) on Sunday. Preliminary figures it provided showed that the February rate — higher than the 8.7 percent rate in January — was equivalent to […]


Vancouver News

DNA kit key to finding relatives of Canadian soldier who fathered Coquitlam woman's mom

Credit to Author: Gordon McIntyre| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 20:11:35 +0000

Daisy Barassi’s mom grew up knowing next to nothing about her father, until Barassi found her mom’s three half-sisters


COVID-19: Man fired after not wearing mask for 'religious reasons' has human rights complaint dismissed

Credit to Author: Scott Brown| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:11:54 +0000

Human Rights Tribunal said his objection to wearing a mask had more to do with opinion that masks failed to stop transmission of COVID-19.


John Horgan's NDP to bring in throne speech in B.C., Opposition wants coherent plan

Credit to Author: Carey Bermingham| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:10:06 +0000

NDP house leader Mike Farnworth said the throne speech will focus on getting B.C. through and beyond the pandemic.


Science News

'Emotional' reviews predict business success, new study shows
A new study was able to predict the success of movies, commercials, books and restaurants by relying on the 'emotionality' of reviews instead of the star rating.


'Emotional' reviews predict business success, new study shows
A new study was able to predict the success of movies, commercials, books and restaurants by relying on the 'emotionality' of reviews instead of the star rating.


'Emotional' reviews predict business success, new study shows
A new study was able to predict the success of movies, commercials, books and restaurants by relying on the 'emotionality' of reviews instead of the star rating.


Technology News

Ampersand Secures Sub-Saharan Africa’s Largest-Ever Private Investment In Electric Mobility

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 22:00:57 +0000

The transition to electromobility is now well underway across the globe. While record market shares in developed nations such as Norway, Germany, and the United Kingdom have been catalyzed by generous incentives and progressive policy, the transition in Africa will most likely be driven by the unit economics in key sectors. In east Africa for […]


Zeekr – Geely Launches New Premium EV Brand in China

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:51:16 +0000

Geely has been making some wild business moves in recent years. Ever since buying Volvo from Ford back in 2010, the company seems to have gone from strength to strength, posting growing sales numbers, spinning off Polestar, and snapping up iconic industry brands like Daimler and Lotus Cars along the way.  The company’s offerings seem […]


China × Cleantech — March 2021

Credit to Author: Tim Dixon| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 21:42:45 +0000

Welcome to China × Cleantech — March 2021 edition. Our China x Cleantech series covers top cleantech stories in China each month. EV Sales Tesla Model Y Ramps Up In China, $4400 Wuling EV Still #1 On the 18th of March, José Pontes reported on the sales numbers of the Chinese EV market in February of 2021. […]


Vice News

Canada Is About to Surpass the US in COVID Rates, WTF

Credit to Author: Anya Zoledziowski| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 15:14:58 GMT

Worse yet, Canada has detected more than double the number of cases caused by the P1 variant, which is more contagious and could affect vaccine effectiveness.


Plastic Sheets, Pencil Crayons, Cheese Strings: Inside One Canadian Prison’s Chaotic Effort to Stop a COVID-19 Outbreak

Credit to Author: Justin Ling| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:34:05 GMT

Internal emails show that even in the middle of the pandemic, officials from Correctional Service Canada were scrambling to figure out how to handle the spread of COVID-19.


Cops Wrongly Entered Black Family’s Home, Left 11-Year-Old ‘Shaking’: Ottawa Man

Credit to Author: Brishti Basu| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:18:19 GMT

In a separate incident, Ottawa police officers were filmed complaining that “white man’s day is done.”


Immigration

Canada to relax medical inadmissibility rules

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 09:00:57 +0000

Canada is making a 2018 pilot into a permanent policy, relaxing the restrictions on certain foreign nationals with disabilities from getting permanent residence. The federal government announced its plan to permanently change medical inadmissibility rules in the Canada Gazette on March 16. Under the old rules, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) could deny entry […]

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Canada adds 303,000 jobs in March

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:00:05 +0000

Canada’s economy grew even closer to pre-pandemic levels in March. Statistics Canada examined labour market conditions during the week of March 14 to 20, just as the third wave of the coronavirus was starting. Public health measures were less restrictive in several provinces. Stay-at-home orders had been lifted for all regions of Ontario, although personal […]

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Manitoba PNP draw: 243 candidates invited

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:03:34 +0000

Manitoba invited 243 Canadian immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on April 8. Invited candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). If they receive it, the nomination will support their final application for Canadian permanent residence. Manitoba regularly invites immigrants to apply through one of the […]

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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.