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Duterte hopes UK variant not ‘more dangerous’ than original

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos UK VARIANT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases core members prior to his talk to the people at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Wednesday night (Jan. 13, 2021). Duterte is hoping that the UK variant would … Continue reading

Alberta

UCP QUIETLY REMOVE TEACHERS CONTROL OVER PENSIONS

News Release UCP QUIETLY REMOVE TEACHERS CONTROL OVER PENSIONS EDMONTON – Jason Kenney and the UCP have quietly gone back on their promise to teachers, that teachers would maintain control over their pension funds. On December 23, 2020, the UCP signed a Ministerial Order imposing an investment management agreement (IMA) giving the under-performing Crown corporation, … Continue reading

Philippines

Floods, landslides threaten Bicol, N. Samar anew: PAGASA

By Catherine Teves   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Waterways in the Bicol Region and Northern Samar province in Eastern Visayas may overflow due to rains from the tail-end of a frontal system (TEFS), raising the risk of flooding in these areas. “TEFS rain can increase water in those waterways so there is a possibility for these channels … Continue reading

Satellite vaccine clinics open in emergency departments
Alberta / covid 19

Satellite vaccine clinics open in emergency departments

News Release Satellite vaccine clinics open in emergency departments Satellite vaccine clinics have opened in emergency departments in hospitals around the province. Nine satellite clinics have already taken place, with more than 425 emergency department staff vaccinated. As more vaccine becomes available, additional clinics will be opened for eligible staff. Alberta Health Services and Covenant … Continue reading

Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two
covid 19 / Ontario News

Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two

News Release Ontario to Vaccinate up to 8.5 Million People in Phase Two Province to Expand COVID-19 Immunization Program to Seniors, Frontline Essential Workers in Next Phase of Rollout Plan TORONTO — The Ontario government is preparing to immunize up to 8.5 million people before the end of Phase Two of the government’s vaccine implementation … Continue reading

New energy efficiency program provides rebates to Edmonton homeowners
Edmonton

New energy efficiency program provides rebates to Edmonton homeowners

News Release New energy efficiency program provides rebates to homeowners Edmonton homeowners now have more ways to save money, support our local economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The new Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator (HERA), a residential energy efficiency incentive program, provides rebates to homeowners for a variety of home improvements.“The City of Edmonton remains … Continue reading

Philippines

Solon pushes for exemptions in land ownership by foreigners

By Filane Mikee Cervantes   Marikina City Rep. Stella Quimbo MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Wednesday said allowing exemptions to land ownership by foreigners is one way to attract foreign capital and help the economy recover from the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Marikina City Rep. Stella … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

DOH confirms UK Covid-19 variant now in Philippines

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on Wednesday confirmed the detection of the B.1.1.7. SARS-CoV-2 variant (UK variant) in the country after samples from a Filipino who arrived from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Jan. 7 yielded positive genome sequencing results. DOH, in a press … Continue reading