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Luis Manzano lauds mom Vilma Santos amid ABS-CBN franchise denial

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 44 min fa
Actor and television host Luis Manzano shared that he is proud of his mother, Batangas 6th District Rep. Vilma Santos, who was among the few who voted in favor of renewing ABS-CBN's franchise. Manzano took to Twitter last night, July 10, to laud his mother despite the unfortunate outcome of his home network's bid for franchise renewal. "Love you Momski (heart emoji) Proud of you (heart emoji)," Manzano posted. https://twitter.com/luckymanzano/status/1281544902514405377 Seventy votes were cast in favor of adopting the technical working group's (TWG) recommendation to deny the media giant a 25-year franchise, while only 11 representatives including Santos voted otherwise. ...

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4 alleged NPA leaders nabbed in Kabankalan City

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 48 min fa
  BACOLOD CITY --- Four alleged officials of the communist insurgents were collared in Barangay Magballo, Kabankalan City, about 103 km south of here, according to military officials. In a statement, the Army's 15th Infantry (Molave Warrior) Battalion identified the four as Emmylo Canares, 38; George Buga-ay, 42; Relyn Moreno, 22; and Raffy Patajo, 21. Based on the statement, Canares, of San Fernando town, Cebu was said to be the secretary of the Second National Urban Center Party Committee (2NUCPC) of the New People's Army (NPA). Buga-ay, who is from Kabankalan, was allegedly the finance logistics officer of the Regional Strike Forces. Moreno, also from Kabankala...

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Madrid beats Alavés for 8th straight win in title march

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 54 min fa
  BARCELONA, Spain --- Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messi's Barcelona on Friday. Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid to beating Alavs 2-0 and restoring a four-point lead over Barcelona in the Spanish league with only three rounds left. Benzema scored a penalty kick in the 11th minute and assisted Marco Asensio in the 50th to ensure an eighth straight victory since La Liga resumed play after stopping for three months due to the pandemic. Benzema has four goals during the winning streak and provided a superb assist for Casemiro to score in a 1-0 win at Espanyol three rounds ago. Madrid will finish the ...

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PC sales climb as pandemic keeps consumers at home — trackers

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Gartner and International Data Corporation (IDC) reports released Thursday show shipments of desktop computers, laptops and workstations grew in the second quarter as pandemic-related disruptions to the supply chain were overcome. "The strong demand driven by work-from-home as well as e-learning needs has surpassed previous expectations and has once again put the PC at the center of consumers' tech portfolio," said IDC Mobile Device Trackers research manager Jitesh Ubrani. "What remains to be seen is if this demand and high level of usage continues during a recession and into the post-COVID world since budgets are shrinking while schools and workplaces reopen." IDC...

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Palawan hailed as ‘Best Island in the World’ in 2020

INQUIRER.net - 1 ora 56 min fa
Palawan's pristine beaches and gorgeous landscape once again earned the province6up a much-deserved recognition as the "Best Island in the World" by a renowned travel magazinefor the fourth time. Every year Travel + Leisure surveys its readers for its "World's Best Awards" to get their take on the top cities, islands, spas, airlines and more, as per the magazine'sreport last Wednesday, July 8. The travel readers rated these islands based on the quality of their beaches, activities, sights, natural attractions, food, the friendliness of the locals and the overall value of the island. The magazine listed the top 25 islands, which represented six continents around the globe. As...

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‘Strong evidence’ mothers can transmit virus to newborns

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There is "strong evidence" that COVID-19- positive mothers can pass the virus on to their unborn infants, scientists said Thursday, in findings that could affect how pregnant women are shielded during the pandemic. While there have been isolated cases of babies infected with the virus, the findings show the strongest link yet between mother and infant transmission. Researchers in Italy studied 31 pregnant women hospitalized with COVID-19, and found the virus in an at-term placenta, umbilical cord, the vagina of one woman and in breast milk. They also identified specific COVID-19 antibodies in the umbilical cords of several pregnant women as well as in milk specimens. Clau...

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Coronavirus can still be brought under control—WHO

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 19 min fa
The World Health Organization said Friday that it is still possible to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, even though case numbers have more than doubled in the past six weeks. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the examples of Italy, Spain, South Korea and India's biggest slum showed that however bad an outbreak was, the virus could still be reined in through aggressive action. "In the last six weeks, cases have more than doubled," Tedros told a virtual press conference in Geneva. However, "there are many examples from around the world that have shown that, even if the outbreak is very intense, it can still be brought back under control," said Tedros. "And...

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Masvidal finally gets title shot on short notice at UFC 251

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 43 min fa
Jorge Masvidal had to fly halfway around the world on six days' notice to get the first UFC title shot in his 17-year mixed martial arts career. Masvidal isn't mad about the twists that sent him to Abu Dhabi this week with minimal time to train for his fight with Kamaru Usman on Saturday night. Three spectacular wins last year turned Masvidal into one of the UFC's top rising stars at the tender age of 35, and he plans to ride his momentum all the way through the reigning welterweight champion at UFC 251. "The reason I'm here is because I've taken opportunities like this in the past," Masvidal said. "I've just got to take advantage of it. It's what I love to do. It's what I've d...

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India cases pass 800,000 with record daily jump

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 46 min fa
NEW DELHI --- India's coronavirus cases have passed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases in the past 24 hours, causing nearly a dozen states to impose a partial lockdown in high-risk areas. The new confirmed cases took the national total to 820,916. The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported another 519 deaths for a total of 22,123. A surge in infections saw the cases jumping from 600,000 to more than 800,000 in nine days. The ministry said the recovery rate was continuing to improve at more than 62%. Eight of India's 28 states, including the worst-hit Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and New Delhi, account for nearly 90% of all infections. The most populous state of...

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Iraqi lawmaker dies of COVID-19 as cases jump 600%

INQUIRER.net - 2 ore 50 min fa
Iraqi lawmaker Ghida Kambash died Friday after contracting the novel coronavirus, parliament announced, its first member to succumb to the virus as its spread ramps up across the country. The 46-year-old was a three-time MP from Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, and helped pass laws on education reform and social welfare. She leaves behind four children. Last month, parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbussi said up to 20 deputies were confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19. In total, Iraq's health ministry has declared around 70,000 coronavirus cases, of whom nearly 3,000 have died and 40,000 recovered. After seeing a relatively slow spread in the first five months of...

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Suspected drug pusher falls in Lucena sting

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LUCENA CITY --- Police arrested a suspected peddler of "shabu" or crystal meth in a buy-bust operation here Saturday. Police Colonel Audie Madrideo, Quezon provincial police chief, reported that anti-narcotic agents collared Ruel Pabellano, 55, after he sold P10,000 worth of shabu to an undercover police officer in a transaction inside a middle-class subdivision in Barangay (village) Isabang at around 10:30 a.m. Authorities seized 11 plastic sachets of a still unspecified amount of shabu from the suspect, he said. The suspect is facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002....

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F1: Verstappen shows speed at Styrian, Hamilton off practice pace

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SPIELBERG, Austria --- Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton lacked pace in the second practice session for the Styrian Grand Prix on Friday. Verstappen was .043 seconds quicker than Valtteri Bottas --- Hamilton's teammate at Mercedes --- and .217 ahead of Racing Point driver Sergio Perez. "The car already feels better than last week, the balance is a lot nicer and we have made a good step," said Verstappen, who did not finish last Sunday's season-opening Austrian GP after starting from second. "It is too early to say how we are looking against Mercedes, but we are quite happy. We have tried a few different directions ...

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Eleazar: LGBT couples living together OK to pillion ride

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 4 min fa
MANILA, Philippines --- Pillion riding on motorcycles for LGBT couples is allowed, as long as they present proper identification to show that they live under one roof, Joint Task Force COVID-10 Shield commander Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Saturday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ZICCaYi2M "Kung titignan po natin, binanggit ng National Task Force na ito ay para sa married couple and others na live-in partners," Eleazar said during the Laging Handa online press briefing. (If we look into, the National Task Force said that this protocol is for married couples and other live-in partners.) "So in essence, kung 'yung ating mga kasamahan sa LGBTQI ay sila po ay magkasama sa i...

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Wimbledon to allocate prize money despite cancellation

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WIMBLEDON, England --- Wimbledon will pay out $12.5 million in prize money to 620 players despite the tournament's cancellation because of the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Club said Friday. After consulting with its insurance provider, club officials said 256 players who would have competed in the main draw will each receive 25,000 pounds ($31,000), while 224 players who would have competed in qualifying will each receive 12,500 pounds ($15,600). "Immediately following the cancellation of The Championships, we turned our attention to how we could assist those who help make Wimbledon happen," All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said. In addition, 120 playe...

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Baseball is back in Japan, and so are fans in the stadiums

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 20 min fa
TOKYO --- Japan's professional baseball league opened the delayed season three weeks ago. Now fans are back, too. After playing in empty stadiums to get started, Japan began allowing up to 5,000 fans into the games on Friday, or 50% of the stadium capacity --- whichever is smaller. Officials hope to allow stadiums to be filled to 50% capacity beginning on Aug. 1. Japan's soccer J-League is also allowing fans to return, beginning on Friday, under the same guidelines. "I think starting with 5,000 spectators is a good idea," said Hidetoshi Yuasa, who attended Friday's game between the the Lotte Marines and the Seibu Lions played on the outskirts of Tokyo in suburban Chiba prefe...

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‘A slap in the face:’ Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

INQUIRER.net - 3 ore 51 min fa
NEW YORK --- The CEO of food company Goya is facing an uproar over his praise for President Donald Trump, with some Latino families purging their pantries of the products and scrambling to find alternatives to the beloved beans, seasoning and other products that have long been fixtures in their cooking. But the controversy is also drawing attention to the mixed political sentiments of Latinos in the U.S. Many of them oppose Trump because of his derogatory comments about Hispanics and harsh policies toward immigration, most notably the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Hispanics have also been disproportionately hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and related econo...

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Sonar, divers search for ‘Glee’ star thought to have drowned

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Teams are using sonar and robotic devices in what could be a long search for "Glee" star Naya Rivera, who authorities believe drowned in a Southern California lake. "We don't know if she's going to be found five minutes from now or five days from now," Ventura County Sheriff's Capt. Eric Buschow said at a news conference Friday, two days after Rivera's 4-year-old son was found asleep and alone on a boat the two had rented a few hours earlier. Search teams on Lake Piru are towing sonar devices across the surface that scan the bottom for shapes that might be a body, then employing small remote controlled devices to explore the underwater spaces that show promise. Two such shap...

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Portions of Paskuhan Village donated to Pampanga city

INQUIRER.net - 4 ore 3 min fa
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO--Real estate firm Premier Central Inc.(PCI) has donated a portion of the Paskuhan Village to the city that local officials hailed as another step to redevelop some areas of the disputed "cultural treasure." Mayor Edwin Santiago and Jeffrey Lim, PCI president, signed a deed of donation agreeing that PCI would give 5,000 square meters of land where the firm would build a two-story building and an amphitheater for the city. PCI bought the 9.3-hectare land for P939 million in 2014 from the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority under then general manager Mark Lapid. But Deputy Speaker Aurelio Gonzales Jr. said the issue was "far from over." "The re...

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Indonesia 'dog doctor' rescues canines from pandemic peril

Manila Standard - 4 ore 6 min fa
Jakarta, Indonesia | Indonesian doctor Susana Somali and her staff cut tightly-bound plastic ropes off dozens of whimpering dogs rescued from the butcher's block after being sold or abandoned during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Eastern Visayas records 11 new COVID-19 cases; infected now at 625

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TACLOBAN CITY- At least 11 people from Eastern Visayas have been found positive of the new coronavirus, bringing to 625 the total number of COVID-19 cases in Region 8. The Department of Health-Eastern Visayas (DOH-8) office reported on July 11 that the new COVID-19 cases are from the towns of Barugo, Leyte and Naval town in Biliran which has three cases each; two cases each in Biliran and Almeria town, all in Biliran province; and one from Guiuan, Eastern Samar province. The 11 patients are all locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who went back to their provinces. Guiuan Mayor Annaliza Gonzales-Kwan said that while the town has recorded its first COVID-19 case, the patient, a wom...

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