Adobe founder and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:34:59 +0000

LOS ALTOS, California: Charles “Chuck” Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81. Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos, died Friday, the company said. “This is a huge loss for the […]

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DOH reports all-time high Covid-19 recovery rate

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:29:08 +0000

The Department of Health reported on Sunday that 72,607 patients defeated the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to bring the recovery count to 779,084. It was the highest number since April 11, when the department reported 55,204 recoveries. Meanwhile, the DOH said there were 10,098 new cases, bringing the total to 936,133. It reported 150 more […]

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PH detects more Covid-19 variant cases

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:38:40 +0000

MORE than 600 cases of new variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have been detected in the country, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Sunday. Of the 752 sequenced samples from patients, 642 were new variants including the B117 that was first detected in the United Kingdom, B1351 that originated in South African […]

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‘Bising’ maintains strength, Signal No. 2 up in Catanduanes, Samar

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 04:53:42 +0000

Typhoon ”Bising” maintained its strength while crossing the Philippine Sea, prompting the weather bureau to raise Signal No. 2 in Catanduanes and Northern and Eastern Samar on Sunday. Signal No. 1 was up in the eastern portion of Camarines Norte (San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Vinzons, Talisay, Daet, Mercedes and Basud), Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon […]

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PH internet speed improves 

Credit to Author: Jaime Pilapil, TMT| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 04:24:46 +0000

The country’s internet speed has improved  considerably, lifting the country’s worldwide ranking by 8 notches, according to the March report of Ookla Speedtest Global Index. The firm said that the country’s fixed broadband average download speed improved by 11 notches. The 7.79 Mbps (mega bits per second) increase — from 38.46 in February to 46.25 Mbps […]

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QC opens online platform for free swab testing

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 04:09:26 +0000

The Quezon city government has opened an online platform wherein residents can book an appointment for free Covid-19 testing. Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte said that through the platform, residents can report to the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) if they are close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients or if they are experiencing any symptoms. […]

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Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:31:44 +0000

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the US drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine to speed up the inoculation drive that lags behind many other countries. Suga, after holding talks with President Joe Biden at the White House, wrapped up his Washington visit on Saturday with a phone call […]

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US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:23:33 +0000

SEOUL: The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, have agreed to cooperate with other countries to curb climate change, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The agreement was reached by US special envoy for climate John Kerry and his Chinese […]

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Second batch of medical workers from Visayas deployed in NCR

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:11:08 +0000

SEN. Christopher “Bong” Go lauded the second batch of medical frontliners from the Visayas who volunteered to work in hospitals and health care facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR). They heeded the senator’s appeal to volunteer in Metro Manila amid the rising number of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases in the region. “Maraming salamat sa inyong patuloy […]

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Queen Elizabeth says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:08:51 +0000

WINDSOR: Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone. The queen sat apart from family members at the simple but somber ceremony at Windsor Castle, in accordance with strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic. But if […]

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