What happens after death?

There are many nonphysical phenomena that science cannot explain. This does not mean, however, that they do not exist, nor are they merely a product of one’s imagination. I just recently finished watching the six-part Netflix documentary series called “Surviving Death.” It is a comprehensive and objective presentation about what happens after death, based on actual interviews and scientific research on near-death experience (NDE), spirit communication, mediumship, close encounters with ghosts, seeing relatives when dying and even reincarnation. The series does not force viewers to believe or accept one point of view or another, but merely presents facts. Viewers are left to make th…

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Scientists produce embryos in race to save northern white rhino from extinction

    Scientists working to save the northern white rhino from extinction have produced two more embryos of the world’s most endangered mammal, increasing the number of viable embryos produced so far to five. There are no known living males and neither of the two remaining northern white rhinos on Earth – a mother and her daughter living in Kenya – can carry a calf to term. Scientists hope to implant embryos made from the rhinos’ egg cells and frozen sperm from deceased males into surrogate mothers from a more abundant rhino species. The work of the BioRescue research team has been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic as international travel restrictions delaye…

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Bulanadi, Nieto extends stay with Gilas program

MANILA, Philippines — Allyn Bulanadi and Mike Nieto will remain with the Gilas Pilipinas program at least for another year. Bulanadi and Nieto announced on their social media accounts that they will continue to be part of the Philippine team after being selected in the special draft in 2019. “Ever since I started playing basketball, it has always been my dream to be given the chance to represent my country. But because of an unexpected injury, I wasn’t able to realize that dream last year,” Bulanadi wrote.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Allyn Bulanadi (@allynbulanadi) “S…

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‘China owes us an explanation:’ Senators alarmed by new China coast guard law

MANILA, Philippines — Senators Richard Gordon and Francis Tolentino on Tuesday expressed alarm over a new China law allowing its coast guard to fire at foreign ships in Chinese-claimed reefs. “Our fisheries have been taken from us. Our people have been deprived of their livelihood, and I think China owes us an explanation as to what its true intentions are,” Senator Richard Gordon during the plenary session. “Whether they’re really a peaceful and friendly neighbor—as I’ve always thought they were—or they change their suit or their coat into a coat of armor that can be more aggressive and more dangerous to all kinds of folks traversing that route,” he added. The law pas…

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HBO Max, Warner Bros. eyeing ‘Harry Potter’ TV series—report

Almost two decades since the first film hit the cinemas, “Harry Potter” is expected to move to the small screen as a series is reportedly being planned. The “Harry Potter” television series, which will also be live-action like its movie counterparts, is expected to air via HBO Max, an exclusive source told the Hollywood Reporteryesterday, Jan. 25. Executives at HBO Max and Warner Bros. have already engaged in meetings and are looking for writers and pitch for the series, according to the unidentified source. No deal has been made and there is currently no “Harry Potter” series in development, however, HBO Max and Warner Bros. clarified to the magazine. Still, the idea of …

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4 suspected drug pushers nabbed in Laguna

LUCENA CITY —- Police arrested four suspected drug pushers and seized one illegal firearm in separate buy-bust operations in Sta. Rosa City and Pila town in Laguna province early Tuesday. A report from the Laguna police information office said anti-narcotics agents collared Aldrin Delos Reyes after he sold shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer in a drug deal in Barangay Dita in Sta. Rosa City around 12:40 a.m. Authorities seized eight plastic sachets of shabu from the suspect, who is an identified street-level shabu peddler in the city. He also yielded an undocumented caliber .38 gun with two bullets. Two hours later, the police also arrested Wally Hilario and h…

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China says US military in South China Sea not good for peace

BEIJING — The United States often sends ships and aircraft into the South China Sea to “flex its muscles” and this is not good for peace, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after a U.S. aircraft carrier group sailed into the disputed waterway. The strategic South China Sea, through which trillions of dollars in trade flows each year, has long been a focus of contention between Beijing and Washington, with China particularly angered by U.S. military activity there. The U.S. carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt and accompanied by three warships, entered the waterway on Saturday to promote “freedom of the seas,” the U.S. military said, just days after Joe Biden …

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Health care utilization rate in 2 provinces at ‘critical level’ — Duque

MANILA, Philippines — Two provinces in the country have reached the critical level in terms of health care utilization rate, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Monday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6v18dNAkog “Ang Davao de Oro, Compostela Valley, Baguio City are on critical level health care utilization rate [CUR]. Nueva Viscaya and Agusan del Norte are at high-level CUR,” Duque told President Rodrigo Duterte in a televised meeting. Duque assured that they are coordinating with regional health centers, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, and local government units to address these provinces’ health care capacity. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF)…

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Hayward hits winner, Hornets sting Magic

Gordon Hayward scored a tiebreaking basket on a drive into the lane with 0.7 seconds left to give Charlotte a 107-104 win over host Orlando that snapped a season-worst four-game losing streak. Hayward finished with 39 points, 13 of them in the fourth quarter, to lead Charlotte. His drive came after Terrence Ross hit a 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left for Orlando to tie the game at 104-104, capping an 11-2 run. Nikola Vucevic poured in 22 points and Evan Fournier had 21 for the Magic….

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Lillard scores 39, Blazers edge Knicks

Damian Lillard recorded 39 points and eight assists to lead Portland to a 116-113 victory over visiting New York. Lillard made six 3-pointers and was 11 of 17 from the field as he scored at least 35 points for the fourth time in the past five games. He also made all 11 free-throw attempts to raise his consecutive streak to 66, breaking his own franchise mark of 64 set in March of 2018. Rookie Immanuel Quickley established season highs of 31 points and five 3-pointers for the Knicks. Julius Randle scored 25 points and Alec Burks added 18 for New York, which shot 45.3 percent from the field and made 12 of 29 from behind the arc while losing its second straight contest….

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