Day: January 24, 2020

China seals off more cities as virus toll climbs

WUHAN, CHINA—China sealed off millions more people near the epicenter of a virus outbreak on Friday, shutting down public transport in an eighth city in an unprecedented quarantine effort as the death toll from the disease climbed to 25. While the World Heath Organization (WHO) held off on declaring a global emergency, despite confirmed cases […]

QC urges voluntary reporting of ASF-tainted meat

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Friday signed an executive order that will encourage voluntary reporting of meat possibly tainted with African swine fever (ASF) among local retailers, particularly supermarkets, independent meat shops and groceries. As confirmed by tests conducted by the Bureau of Animal Industry, the ASF virus can survive even in frozen meat, […]

3 killed in La Union shooting

BAGUIO CITY – Three people were shot dead by two unidentified assailants inside a store in San Fernando City, La Union on Friday evening, police said. Investigators said Ferdinand Gacayan, a security guard; Haide delos Reyes, an accountant; and Kareena Mirchandani, manager of Shania Kenny Merchandise store, were all declared dead on arrival at a […]

From Spitzer to JWST’s Early Targets

Yesterday’s post on the Spitzer Space Telescope leads naturally to the targets it produced for its successor. For when Spitzer’s mission ends on January 30, we have the far more powerful James Webb Space Telescope, also operating at infrared wavelengths, in queue for a 2021 launch. In many ways, Spitzer has been the necessary precursor […]

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