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Pope installs new cardinals, including first African-American
  + stars: | 2020-11-28 | by ( Philip Pullella | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor. Pope Francis leads a consistory ceremony as he elevates 13 Roman Catholic prelates to the rank of cardinal, at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, November 28, 2020. He has now appointed 57% of the 128 cardinal electors, most of whom share his vision of a more inclusive and outward-looking Church. While Europe still has the largest share of cardinal electors, with 41%, it is down from 52% in 2013 when Francis became the first Latin-American pope. Cardinals from Brunei and the Philippines could not travel and will receive their ring and hat from a papal delegate.
Persons: Pope Francis, Fabio Frustaci, Francis, Francis ’, Wilton Gregory, Gregory, Donald Trump’s, Trump, Joe Biden, Silvano Tomasi Organizations: VATICAN CITY, Saturday, Vatican, Trump, Reuters, U.S, Cardinals, Church Locations: St, Peter's, Peter’s, Brunei, Rwanda, Europe, Italy, Malta, United States, Philippines, Chile, Mexico, Washington, Italian
Chloe Isleta, 22, floating in the pool before swim practice. Ms. Isleta had planned to swim competitively through the summer in the U.S., in hopes of qualifying for the Olympic team of the Philippines, where she also holds citizenship. But the pandemic canceled the qualifying meets she needed and then the 2020 Olympic Games were canceled, too. ‘My whole life I have always had a plan,’ says Ms. Isleta. ‘I had to learn that you can’t just be fixated on a schedule any more.’ Months after graduating into the most challenging employment market in generations, many members of the Class of 2020, like Ms. Isleta, are still searching...
Persons: Chloe Isleta, Isleta, , Organizations: Olympic, Games Locations: U.S, Philippines
They argue soon-to-be-former President Trump already poses a danger because of the secrets he currently possesses, and they say it would be foolish to trust him with more sensitive information. Goldsmith and other experts noted that Trump has a history of carelessly revealing classified information. said Priess, who wrote "The President's Book of Secrets," about presidents and intelligence. It's unclear whether former President Barack Obama has received intelligence briefings after he left office, but President Trump said in March that he hasn't consulted his predecessors about coronavirus or anything else. Like so much with Trump, his track record of sharing secrets has been unprecedented in American presidential history.
Persons: WASHINGTON, David Priess, George H.W, George H.W . Bush, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Jack Goldsmith, George W, Bush, Goldsmith, Sergey Lavrov, Sergei Kislyak, Priess, Biden, comment.Trump, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Carter, Barack Obama, hasn't, Bob Woodward, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Lago, New England Patriots Robert Kraft, Melania Trump, Shinzo Abe, Akie Abe, Nicholas Kamm, Doug Wise, Vladimir Putin, Wise, John Brennan, Marc Polymeropoulos, Polymeropoulos Organizations: CIA, Department, ., Russian, White, New York Times, Deutsche Bank, American, National Security Agency, Trump, Washington Post, ISIS, NBC News, Mar, Facebook, New England Patriots, Japanese, Trump's, Getty, Harvard Locations: Houston, George H.W ., Russian, Russia, Haiti, China, North Korea, Philippines, Lago, United States, Moscow, Arab
The company had released trial data on Monday that showed its experimental vaccine prevented on average 70% of COVID-19 cases in late-stage trials in Britain and Brazil. They have fallen about 7% since it reported the vaccine data on Monday. Moderna shares have rallied 22% since it released its trial data on Nov. 16, while Pfizer and BioNTech are up 6% and 14% respectively since announcing data on Nov. 9. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has not commented on the trial results. The European Medicines Agency said on Thursday it would “assess data on the efficacy and safety of the vaccine in the coming weeks”.
Persons: Dado, Matt Hancock, Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca, Pauline Londeix, ” Patrick Vallance, Boris Johnson, , Paul Hunter, ” Hunter, Moncef, ” Slaoui Organizations: AstraZeneca’s, REUTERS, AstraZeneca, Oxford University, Oxford, COVID, Britain’s Medicines, Healthcare, Agency, Pfizer, BioNTech’s, Britain’s University of East, Unilever, Shell . Moderna, BioNTech, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, FDA, European Medicines Agency, U.S Locations: MANILA, Britain, Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, Britain’s University of East Anglia, U.S
AstraZeneca had released trial data on Monday that showed its experimental vaccine prevented on average 70% of COVID-19 cases in late-stage trials in Britain and Brazil. CONFUSION ‘PROBLEMATIC’Pauline Londeix, co-founder of French drug transparency group OT-Med, said the apparent confusion over the trial results was “very problematic for public confidence in vaccines”. They have fallen about 7% since it reported the vaccine data on Monday. The U.S. regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has not commented on AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial results. Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific adviser for the U.S. government’s vaccine programme Operation Warp Speed, has also highlighted gaps in the trial data.
Persons: AstraZeneca’s COVID, Dado Ruvic, Matt Hancock, ” Hancock, AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, Pauline Londeix, ” Patrick Vallance, Boris Johnson, , Paul Hunter, ” Hunter, Moncef Slaoui, ” Slaoui Organizations: AstraZeneca, REUTERS, Oxford University, Oxford, Britain’s, Healthcare, Agency, COVID, Pfizer, BioNTech’s, Britain’s University of East, , Moderna, BioNTech, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, European Medicines Agency, U.S Locations: MANILA, Britain, British, Philippines, Brazil, Britain’s University of East Anglia, U.S
Nina D. Aguas is the executive chairperson of Insular Life, the largest domestic life insurance company in the Philippines. Aguas has championed female inclusion at Insular Life, where 12 of the 19-strong senior leadership team are female, including the CEO. Currently executive chairperson at Insular Life, the Philippines' largest domestic life insurance company, Aguas is continuing to make huge strides for corporate diversity and equality of opportunity. I look at this initiative as an opportunity for us women, Filipino women, to expand and dream farther than our reach. Business Insider: Insular Life has a strong gender balance at boardroom level.
Persons: Nina D, Aguas, InLife Sheroes, Michelle Obama's Organizations: International Finance Corporation, Business, Asia, Aguas, YouTube, Health, Wellness, Citibank Asia Pacific Locations: Philippines, Asia, Aguas
A US delegation led by National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien was treated like "human petri dishes" in Vietnam, Bloomberg reported. The US Air Force team that piloted O'Brien's plane was not permitted to enter Vietnam and spent the night in neighboring Thailand. A delegation of US officials led by National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien were treated like "human petri dishes" during a visit to Vietnam, Bloomberg reported, as the US struggles to contain its COVID-19 crisis. All of those on the trip were tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, with the authorities conducting the tests wearing "head-to-toe protective gear," Bloomberg said. Japan's new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, visited Vietnam with a small entourage on October 18 and were all tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, Kyodo News said.
Persons: Robert O'Brien, O'Brien, Bloomberg, Trump, Kim Jong Un, Fredrik Persson, Yoshihide Suga Organizations: National Security, Bloomberg, US Air Force, Metropole, North, US, Kyodo, White, Trump Locations: Vietnam, Hanoi, Philippines, Thailand, Asia, Stockholm, Sweden, US
A coalition of Amazon workers, unions, and activism groups began protesting against Amazon on Black Friday. The "Make Amazon Pay group" gave the company a list of demands that included raising workers' pay, putting an end to union-busting, and taking climate action. Amazon workers in Germany have downed tools and garment workers in Bangladesh are protesting outside a supplier. The organizations behind the coalition, which include the international UNI Global worker's union, Oxfam, and Greenpeace, gave a list of common demands. In Germany, Amazon workers in seven warehouses have gone on strike, while in Bangladesh garment workers protested outside an Amazon supplier facility in Dhaka.
Persons: Christy Hoffman, Bezos, Hoffman, Read Organizations: Amazon, UNI Global Union, UNI Global, Oxfam, Greenpeace, Business, Union, GMB Locations: Germany, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, India, Philippines, Australia, Dhaka
Nations press on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) sentiment -0.51   time to read: 1 min
BusinessNations press on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid concernsPostedBritain asked its regulator on Friday to assess AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for a possible rollout, while the Philippines and Thailand secured millions of doses, giving the shot a vote of confidence after experts raised questions about trial data. Emer McCarthy reports.
Persons: Emer McCarthy Organizations: Nations, AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca's Locations: Philippines, Thailand
Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is set to sign a supply agreement for AstraZeneca’s potential COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, the first such deal in a country aiming to further reopen its economy that has been ravaged by the pandemic. Carlito Galvez, a top coronavirus task force official, told a media briefing the deal would be for two million doses. However, Joey Concepcion, a government business adviser, told Reuters the private sector was aiming to procure more than that. The private firms will pay for the vaccine and donate half of the supply to the government, with the other half to be used to cover employees in the private sector, Concepcion said, without identifying the private companies. The government is also in talks with China’s Sinovac over a 20-50 million vaccine supply deal, as well as U.S. drugmaker Pfizer, Galvez said earlier.
Persons: Carlito Galvez, Joey Concepcion, Galvez, China’s Organizations: Reuters, AstraZeneca, University of Oxford, drugmaker Pfizer Locations: MANILA, Philippines, inoculate, Concepcion, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Asia
AUSTRALIAIt has agreed to buy 135 million doses: 34 million from AstraZeneca, 40 million from Novavax Inc, 10 million from Pfizer and 51 million from CSL Ltd. It expects delivery of 3.8 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in January and February next year. It hopes to lock in 60 million doses in total and also is in talks with Pfizer and Sinovac. BANGLADESHBangladesh signed a deal with India’s Serum to buy 30 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It also expects to receive 68 million doses from GAVI at a subsidized rate, a senior health ministry official said.
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Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a news conference on Thursday, November 19. Hide Caption 10 of 427Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People shop at an outside market in Berlin on October 27. Hide Caption 62 of 427Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A worker disinfects a public school in Brasilia, Brazil, on August 5. Hide Caption 65 of 427Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Elementary school students walk to class in Godley, Texas, on August 5. The shelter, which hosts 470 asylum seekers, was placed in isolation after a pregnant resident tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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Unified ASEAN can avert South China Sea conflict - Philippine minister
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Karen Lema | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
MANILA (Reuters) - Tensions in the South China Sea will increase due to a U.S.-China rivalry that could be kept in check, if only Southeast Asian countries took a united stand to influence the status quo, a top Philippine security official said on Wednesday. China says it has historical sovereignty over nine-tenths of the South China Sea. Lorenzana said the issue was front and centre during discussions since May with counterparts in Japan, China, Australia, France and the United States. That the South China Sea is important to a lot of nations,” he said. Lorenzana said Southeast Asia worries the risk of armed conflict is rising.
Persons: Delfin Lorenzana, Romeo Ranoco, ” Lorenzana, ” Lorenzana’s, Lorenzana, , Organizations: Philippine Defence, REUTERS, of Southeast Asian Nations, Defence, ASEAN Locations: MANILA, South, U.S, China, Philippine, Aquinaldo, Quezon city, Manila, Philippines, South China, Beijing, Washington, The Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Japan, Australia, France, United States, ” China, Southeast Asia
Singapore nearly virus free after local cases and clusters cease
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Aradhana Aravindan | John Geddie | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
While Singapore has reported zero local cases for two weeks, there has been a trickle of infected people arriving from abroad who have been immediately isolated, authorities say. Singapore was one of the first countries to report a COVID-19 case outside of China, where the virus first surfaced, on Jan. 23. But it still took many months to stifle the clusters there even as cases in the broader community stayed low. When daily infections were peaking in April, the city-state had the most cases of the disease in Southeast Asia. While life has returned to relative normal since then, mask wearing is mandatory, there are strict social distancing rules, and the island’s borders remain largely closed.
Persons: Edgar Su Organizations: REUTERS, SINGAPORE Locations: Singapore, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India, China, Indonesia, Philippines
China's Manila mission says 'dangerous' U.S. creating chaos in Asia
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
MANILA (Reuters) - China’s embassy in the Philippines has denounced the United States for “creating chaos” in Asia, after a visiting White House envoy backed countries in disputes with China and accused Beijing of using military pressure to further its interests. China claim to 90% of the South China Sea includes areas claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. The United States has repeatedly sent warships to the strategic waterway to demonstrate freedom of navigation there. “Facts have proved that the U.S. is the biggest driver of the militarization,” the embassy statement said, calling it “the most dangerous external factor” in the South China Sea. The United States embassy in Manila had no immediate response.
Persons: Robert O’Brien, “ we’ve, , O’Brien Organizations: White, United Locations: MANILA, Philippines, United States, Asia, China, Beijing, Manila, Taiwan, Vietnam, U.S, South, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Brunei, Malaysia, South China
China's embassy in Manila says visiting U.S. envoy is 'creating chaos' in Asia
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China, July 29, 2020. China's embassy in the Philippines has denounced the United States for "creating chaos" in Asia, after a visiting White House envoy backed countries in disputes with China and accused Beijing of using militarypressure to further its interests. The United States should "stop inciting confrontation" in the South China Sea and "stop making irresponsible remarks on the Taiwan and Hong Kong issue, which are purely China's internal affairs," the statement said. O'Brien has warned China it would face a "backlash" if it attempted to use military force to coerce Taiwan, which China views as one of its provinces with no right to state-to-state ties. The United States and China have been at loggerheads over issues from technology and human rights to Chinese maritime militarization, with each accusing the other of deliberately provocative behavior.
Persons: Robert O'Brien, we've, O'Brien Organizations: White Locations: Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China, China's, Philippines, United States, Asia, Beijing, Manila, Taiwan, Vietnam, U.S, South, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Sales kickoffs can be an incredible tool or they can fall incredibly flat when it comes to engaging sales teams— especially when teams are working from home. On December 10, 2020, Salesforce will host a free digital event to discuss how to plan an inspiring sales kickoff. Registration for "5 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Sales Kickoff" is now open — register below. Register now to hear how to plan the ultimate virtual sales kickoff event. But not all sales kickoffs are effective and it can be even more challenging to inspire sales teams remotely.
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No matter how you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this year, you can put a twist on your traditional mashed potatoes and stuffing by swapping in one of these Asian and Asian-inspired side dishes. Charles ChenCharles Chen, a celebrity chef and TV host, created this lighter version of mashed potatoes that has a green pop of color and a savory mushroom flavor. This year, at Asapahu’s family-owned restaurant, Ayara Thai, you can order a Thanksgiving feast to-go that includes tom kha mashed potatoes, Thai-spiced turkey and fish sauce roasted Brussels sprouts. Chef Shota Nakajima of Taku in Seattle created this soup recipe as a delicious and thrifty way of repurposing leftover mashed potatoes. You whisk buttery mashed potatoes into simmering dashi, which is a Japanese soup stock.
Persons: Charles Chen Charles Chen, , Vanda Asapahu, serrano, Shivangi Rao, Rao, ” Rao, Reggie Soang, ” Soang, Tony Nguyen, Bill Kim, Chef Shota Nakajima Organizations: Angeles, Express, Target, Walmart, Foods, Urban, CBS Chicago, Wine, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Taiwan, Brussels, Thailand, San Francisco, Western Massachusetts, Nha Trang, U.S, New York, , Mumbai, Philippines, China, Los Angeles, Rose, California, Chicago, Taku, Seattle, America
This is certainly true with foreign policy, where the American president has unparalleled power. To help him now that he’s won the election, Biden has named Antony Blinken as his secretary of state and Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser. Yet just because Trump did not fundamentally transform American foreign policy does not mean that things will always continue as they have. Whichever side wins, the hope of maintaining American power at the same level is an illusion. Preventing such worst-case scenarios should be the goal of those who desire a less militarized and aggressive American foreign policy.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, Trump, he’s, Biden, Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Blinken, Sullivan, Barack Obama, it’s, Obama Organizations: Trump, Republican Party, Democratic Party, The New York Times, America, U.S, NATO, South China Locations: China, America, Washington, U.S, South Korea, Montenegro, Macedonia, Venezuela, Iran, Tehran, Philippines, Beijing, Asia, Pacific, South, Taiwan, East Asia
'We've got your back' - Trump advisor vows U.S. support in South China Sea
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
“I think when we send that message – that peace-through-strength message – is the way to deter China. Vietnam and the Philippines have been the most vocal regional opponents to what they see as Chinese overreach in the South China Sea and its disregard for boundaries outlined in international maritime law. China claims 90% of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam each claim parts of it. The United States has long opposed China’s expansive claims, sending warships regularly through the strategic waterway to demonstrate freedom of navigation there. Last year, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines it would come to its defense if attacked in the South China Sea.
Persons: Robert O’Brien, Robert O'Brien, Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr, Eloisa Lopez, we’ve, , , ” O’Brien, Mike Pompeo Organizations: U.S . National, Foreign Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, REUTERS, United, Forces Locations: MANILA, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Washington, U.S, Pasay City, Metro Manila, South, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, United States, Manila, South China
In Malaysia's Sabah, pandemic rages as migrants flee testing
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Rozanna Latiff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Sabah accounts for nearly half of Malaysia’s 54,775 recorded COVID-19 infections and over half its 335 deaths despite having barely a tenth of the Southeast Asian country’s population. But health officials fear the real picture could be much worse as people evade screenings in fear of detention or deportation. As of Nov. 17, nearly a fifth of the state’s infections involved foreigners, according to government data obtained by Reuters. The data included both documented and undocumented migrants. But the response has been lukewarm to say the least.”Malaysia’s crackdown on undocumented migrants since the start of the pandemic has also worsened fears among vulnerable communities, rights groups say.
Persons: Surau Al Falah, COVID, ” Ahmad Han, Masidi Manjun, ” Masidi, , they’re, Masidi, , Ahmad Kamil of, Al Falah Organizations: Reuters, Surau Al Falah Semporna Aid Agency, Handout, REUTERS, Tawau Locations: KUALA LUMPUR, Sabah, Malaysia, Malaysia’s Sabah, Borneo, Semporna, Philippines, Indonesia, COVID
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine health care worker Vince Umali received a blow when the coronavirus pandemic derailed his plan to work in Canada this year, but he hopes to revive his dream of an overseas job after breakthroughs in the race to develop COVID-19 vaccines. REUTERS/Eloisa LopezThousands of health care workers usually leave the country each year in search of better-paid jobs in countries like the United States and Canada, as well as in the Middle East. The Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Romualdez said Pfizer had assured supply of its vaccine to his country once approved for distribution. Moderna Inc is expected to be the next company to seek a U.S. emergency use nod for a COVID-19 vaccine after similarly encouraging results of late-stage trials. President Rodrigo Duterte has ended the overseas travel ban for Philippine health workers, the labour minister said on Saturday, renewing the hopes of workers, although only 5,000 will be allowed to leave each year.
Persons: Vince Umali, Eloisa Lopez, , Umali, United States Jose Romualdez, Pfizer, Rodrigo Duterte Organizations: REUTERS, Pfizer Inc, Moderna Inc Locations: MANILA, Philippine, Canada, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, United States, COVID
SINGAPORE — Philippine central bank governor, Benjamin Diokno, said interest rate cuts so far are "more than enough" to support the economy through next year. The central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas or BSP, last week unexpectedly cut its main policy rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 2%. The latest move takes the cumulative rate cuts in the Southeast Asian economy this year to 200 basis points. Benjamin Diokno, governor of the Philippine central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. That means some containment measures — which are holding back economic recovery — will need to stay in place, he explained.
Persons: Benjamin Diokno, Diokno, CNBC's, Veejay Villafranca, Alex Holmes, Holmes Organizations: Sentral ng Pilipinas, Veejay, Bloomberg, Getty, BSP, Capital Economics Locations: SINGAPORE, Philippine, Philippines, U.S, Europe, Asia
The Philippines may see 6.5%-7.5% GDP growth in 2021, central bank says
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( ) + 0.92   time to read: 1 min
The Philippines may see 6.5%-7.5% GDP growth in 2021, central bank saysWe expect a "strong rebound" in the second quarter onward of next year from the coronavirus pandemic, says Benjamin Diokno, governor of Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines.
Persons: Benjamin Diokno Organizations: Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas Locations: Philippines, Bangko Sentral
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation’s healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas. Slideshow ( 2 images )“The president already approved the lifting of the temporary suspension of deployment of nurses and other medical workers,” Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello told Reuters. To ensure the Philippines has enough medical professionals to continue to fight the pandemic at home, only 5,000 healthcare workers will be allowed to leave every year, Bello said. “We are starting only with a cap of 5,000 so we will not run out (of medical workers), but this may increase eventually,” Bello said. The government in April barred nurses, doctors and other medical workers from leaving, saying they were needed to fight the coronavirus crisis at home.
Persons: Rodrigo Duterte, Silvestre Bello, Bello, ” Bello, , , Maristela Abenojar Organizations: Labour, Reuters, Higher Education, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Nurses United Locations: MANILA, Philippine, Philippines, Southeast Asia, United States, Europe
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