Day: March 13, 2021

‘US’ 100M vaccines to cause mass shortage’

WASHINGTON, D. C.: President Joe Biden has directed his administration to order another 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, growing a likely US surplus of doses later this year while much of the rest of the world struggles with deep shortages. Even before Wednesday’s order, the US was to have enough […]

Biden, Suga meet over virus, climate woes

WASHINGTON, D. C.: US President Joe Biden on Friday (Saturday in Manila) met virtually with leaders of Japan, India and Australia over Covid-19, climate change and other regional issues. The meeting focused primarily on pressing global crises including Covid-19 and the climate crisis, Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters at a White House […]

Munzon or Malonzo?

THE day has come when basketball dreams are set to come true as the Season 46 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Rookie Draft unfolds today. Jamie Malonzo & Joshua Munzon. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS The event, which will be held virtually, begins at 4 p.m. Fans can catch the proceedings on TV5, One Sports and PBA Rush as […]

‘Crack whip’ vs telcos, NTC told

SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to “crack the whip if you must” on telecommunications companies to speed up the construction of new cell towers to finally address the country’s connectivity needs. “All the needed mechanisms are already in place to expedite the construction of telecommunication towers to improve internet services […]

Covid shuts, isolates Canada’s giant plant

TORONTO: Canadian authorities on Friday (Saturday in Manila) ordered an Amazon warehouse to close and for its 5,000 employees to self-isolate after a Covid-19 outbreak. Public health officials said workers at the tech giant’s Brampton facility north of Toronto were required to “to self-isolate for two weeks effective 12:01 a.m. March 13, 2021.” “Over the […]

De los Santos cops 8th gold medal

WHEN he’s not recording routines for online karate competitions, e-kata king James de los Santos spends his time streaming and singing in Kumu, a Filipino video sharing, e-commerce and social networking service. James de los SantosCONTRIBUTED PHOTO Unknown to many, de los Santos is a streamer, and the majority of his content is all about […]

Mexico allows remdesivir use vs coronavirus

GUADALAJARA: Mexico on Friday (Saturday in Manila) approved the antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use treating Covid-19 patients in the Latin American country, one of the worst hit by the pandemic. Regulatory agency Cofepris said it had authorized the medicine for use exclusively by hospitals and specialist doctors during the early stages of the illness. […]

Apolinar fights for frontliner GF

ONE of Omega Boxing’s rising stars, Pete “The Thunder” Apolinar, has added motivation for fighting Juanito Paredes in the main event of Kumbati 91 inside a “bubble” setup venue at the IPI Compound in Mandaue City on March 27, 202. One of Omega Gym’s rising stars, Pete ‘The Thunder’ Apolinar, willheadline Kumbati 9 against Juanito […]

Join in peace efforts, UN tells women

NEW YORK: The United Nations Security Council called on Friday (Saturday in Manila) for the “full, equal and meaningful participation of women” in Afghanistan’s peace process, without mentioning recent US efforts to end the conflict there. “The members of the Security Council recognized that a sustainable peace can be achieved only through a comprehensive and […]

More than 10,000 Register for New World Group Job Fair; Successful Candidates will Start Work as Soon as April

HONG KONG, March 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The world is reeling from over a year of restrictions, business closures and job losses thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but how many markets are seeing such a major response from the private sector as Hong Kong has today. New World Development put on a Job Fair which they entitled “Create Jobs […]

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