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Edmonton

City of Edmonton provides updates on pandemic recovery

News Release City of Edmonton provides updates on pandemic recovery At today’s Emergency Advisory Committee meeting, Interim City Manager Adam Laughlin provided updates to Committee members on the City of Edmonton’s recent actions and plans as Edmonton continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Face Covering BylawOn August 1, the Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw came into effect, … Continue reading

Alberta

Relaunching funding for community projects

News Release Relaunching funding for community projects Alberta’s government is reopening the Community Initiatives Program Project-Based grant stream to support economic recovery and build social connections. Alberta’s non-profit and community organizations can now apply to the Sept. 15 intake of the Community Initiatives Program Project-Based grant stream, which aims to foster healthy and vibrant communities … Continue reading

Philippines

DFA reports another spike in Filipino coronavirus cases abroad

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said another spike in the total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among Filipinos abroad was recorded with 57 new infections in Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East. These new confirmed cases bring to 9,873 the overall tally among overseas Filipinos. … Continue reading

Edmonton

Construction season in full swing despite COVID-19 pandemic

News Release Construction season in full swing despite COVID-19 pandemic 2020 has been a significant year for City-led construction in Edmonton. Work underway includes the Yellowhead Freeway Conversion, the Groat Road Bridge Replacement and numerous LRT projects to Neighbourhood Renewal, park restoration, pothole repair among many others. Currently, 94 per cent of the City’s construction projects … Continue reading

Philippines

House leader wants plunder raps vs. PhilHealth ‘mafia’

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– House Committee on Public Accounts chairman Michael Defensor on Wednesday recommended the filing of plunder charges against all officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) involved in the so-called “mafia” that runs various fraudulent schemes. During a joint House hearing on the alleged graft and corrupt practices in PhilHealth, Defensor questioned … Continue reading

Alberta

121 additional cases identified in last 24 hours, bringing total active cases to 1,044; One new death reported

News Release Update 110: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m.) In total, 10,632 Albertans have now recovered from COVID-19. There are 50 people in hospital, 13 of whom are in intensive care. Latest updates 121 additional cases have been identified in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases … Continue reading

Philippines

DICT provides free Wi-Fi to IP community in Baguio

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– An indigenous peoples (IP) community in a remote barangay in Baguio City has received three new Free Wi-Fi sites, enabling access to Internet connectivity and online learning, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said. The three new sites were installed in Barangay Happy Hallow during the first week of August, specifically … Continue reading

Philippines

WHO cautions Russia on Covid-19 vaccine

GENEVA (Philippines News Agency/Anadolu) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it is following Russia’s progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine but cautioned that progress in the fight against the virus should not compromise on safety. Commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s earlier announcement that Russia had registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, at a … Continue reading

Philippines

DOST to lead clinical trials for Covid-19 vaccine from Russia

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will lead the clinical trials for a coronavirus virus (Covid-19) vaccine developed and offered to the Philippines by the Russian Federation, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday. In a message to reporters, the DOH said the DOST is the lead agency in the … Continue reading