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Vax maker to Biden: Lift materials embargo

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — The head of the world’s largest vaccine maker directly tweeted US President Joe Biden on Friday urging him to lift an export ban on raw materials desperately needed to make more coronavirus shots. The unusual step by Serum Institute (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla underlined the crisis in providing vaccines to developing […] The post Vax maker to Biden: Lift materials embargo appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneApr 17th, 2021

Vax maker to Biden: Lift materials embargo

MUMBAI, India (AFP) — The head of the world’s largest vaccine maker directly tweeted US President Joe Biden on Friday urging him to lift an export ban on raw materials desperately needed to make more coronavirus shots. The unusual step by Serum Institute (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla underlined the crisis in providing vaccines to developing […] The post Vax maker to Biden: Lift materials embargo appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Raising the ban on vaccine raw materials, Adar Poonawalla caressed Biden

Adar Poonawalla approached the United States to lift the current prohibition on the fare of crude materials for the creation of (Covid-19) immunization. Adar Poonawalla,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 16th, 2021

IMF: US stimulus offers huge lift to global economy

Washington----US President Joe Biden’s stimulus program is being hailed as both boosting domestic growth and spurring the global recovery, but the IMF warned that policymakers will need to be alert to risks posed by the massive spending as well as low interest rates......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

EU recalls envoy to Cuba over US sanctions comments

The European Union has recalled its ambassador in Havana after he signed an open letter calling on US President Joe Biden to lift sanctions against Cuba, a spokesman said on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

USA: Janet Yellen will tell the Senate that now is not the time to worry about financial losses

Janet Yellen, nominated by Joe Biden for Secretary of the Treasury, will come before the Senate on Tuesday to lift the economy from Moss to.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans, despite Trump statement

US President-elect Joe Biden's spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump's announcement Monday that a COVID-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted, underlining the fractious transition of power......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

SEA Games gold winners Wong, Lim raise over 300K for fight vs COVID-19

Agatha Wong and Jamie Lim's team-up has been a triumph in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. The gold medalists in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games have raised over PHP 300K for frontliners in PGH as well as Quezon City General Hospital. Through those funds, basic necessities have been purchased for medical staff as well as recreational materials - such as TVs, activity books, and self-help guides - for recovering patients. "As athletes, Jamie and I knew that the physical aspect as well as the mentality of an individual matters for overall health," Wong, twin-gold winner in wushu, said. "We believe that when the mind is healthy, the heart and body will follow." Wong teamed up with Lim, who ruled 61 kg women's karate in the regional meet, in weekly online question-and-answer sessions where the pair discussed health, wellness, and sports as a way to lift the spirits as well as liven up the minds of viewers. And though that has been a triumph, they vowed to only continue keeping up the good fight vs COVID-19. "Based on pledges, there will be more to come. We will be posting updates soon," Wong said. At the same time, the gold medalists reiterated the importance of a healthy mind - with or without the virus in the body. "Anxiety is inevitable, but also letting yourself interrupt your troubling thoughts with positivity is possible," Wong, a proud product of College of St. Benilde where she took consular and diplomatic affairs, said. She then continued, speaking on behalf of Lim, who graduated summa cum laude in mathematics in the University of the Philippines, "We just want everyone to know that there will be an end soon. Never lose hope and take care of yourself!" --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Cement maker turns 170,000 tons of waste into fuel

Cement maker Holcim Philippines Inc. plans to increase its consumption of qualified and properly segregated and pre-processed waste as alternative fuels and raw materials to manage costs and help ease the garbage challenge in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

He makes us go : Green elevates Warriors to 3-0 series lead

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com PORTLAND, Ore. — There is nothing Draymond Green failed to do Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) when he helped push the Blazers to the edge and the Warriors to the verge. Here is the checklist of his duties: Dribbler, pace-setter, rescuer, shooter, director, shot blocker, shot-caller and the one that probably escaped most witnesses, psychiatrist. Yes, Dr. Dray suddenly offered his services and sofa when poor Jordan Bell blew a breakaway dunk during a critical moment, just as the Warriors were in the process of flipping an 18-point deficit during their 110-99 victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] Bell immediately hung his head as he returned downcourt, and seconds later at the next timeout, he slowly headed toward the Warriors bench with slumped shoulders. But who intercepted him before he could take another step? That’s right, it was Green, famously known for his cool and soothing words in times of crisis. (OK, put the laugh track here.) But seriously … The type of leader every team needs ????pic.twitter.com/Tr3JblKAyX — Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 19, 2019 “I knew he wasn’t going to lecture me or anything like that,” said Bell. “He just told me that everybody misses dunks, that I shouldn’t worry about it, that mine happened to be an open one, and to keep my head into the game because I’d get another chance.” Bell paused. “I was down here,” he said, lowering his hand, “and he lifted me up here.” And wouldn’t you know, Bell got that next chance minutes later. This time, the dunk was thrown down ferociously and completed with a chin-up that belonged at LA Fitness. We can give Green credit for the 20-point, 13-rebound, career playoff-high 12-assist triple double, and we can give Green partial credit for that second-chance slam, too. That’s more like it JB ???? pic.twitter.com/JUvMfKQDsl — Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 19, 2019 The man was that multi-layered. “I don’t even know what to say about Draymond,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Once again, Green demonstrated his value to the Warriors in these playoffs with a magnificent all-around game. He left fingerprints all over the Moda Center court and various Blazers' efforts. He was there for the Warriors when nothing else worked, and he was there for the Warriors when everything finally began to click and they needed a finishing touch. His desire and will do not show up directly on the stat sheet, yet those elements made the victory possible. The Warriors won for the fourth straight game without Kevin Durant and are one more away from reaching the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year. It makes you wonder: As great as Durant is, would the Warriors be more vulnerable if it was Green who were out with a calf strain instead? That question stands valid because the Warriors lack anyone who does what he does. The energy, intensity, floor direction, ability to defend three and sometimes four different positions, as well as the rebounding were all apparent Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) and in heavy doses. They came alongside leadership, evidenced by Green giving Bell a pat on the back during that down moment. Green played Game 3 as a blur, grabbing rebounds, pushing the ball up the floor, creating scoring chances for himself or his teammates and providing help defense that triggered the pace. Green was forceful because Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were 9-for-24 shooting in the first half, at times overwhelmed by the trapping Blazers defense. So Green took it upon himself to make things happen and provide the foundation for a second-half comeback. The Golden State defense held Portland to 13 points in the third quarter, Curry had 11 points in the fourth quarter, and this series simply continued along the same path. “He was the difference-maker,” said Blazers coach Terry Stotts. “His energy, the way he was pushing the ball, he kept them going. He makes his teammates better and defensively he’s all over the place. He impacted the game.” In the third quarter, Green poked the ball loose from Damian Lillard for one of his four steals. At the time, the Warriors were down 12 and in dire need of a jolt. But here’s what was remarkable about the play. Not only did the 6'7" Green stoop and strip one of the NBA's most composed ballhandling point guards (although perhaps not in this series), but he also managed to search for and grab it while it bounced between him and Lillard, then dribbled downcourt without missing a beat. The dexterity, quickness, daring and smarts sets Green apart from others who play his role, or at least try to emulate it. “More than reacting, he acts,” said Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams, who oversees the team’s defensive schemes. “There’s reacting and then there's acting. He’s an actor. He sees things. He’s decisive.” Green is averaging 18 points, 12 rebounds and almost 10 assists across the last two games and those numbers barely tell the real story. It’s just heightened because of Durant’s absence. In those two games, the Warriors trailed Portland by 17 and 18 points and Green was the point man on the rally. He says his main purpose is to give Thompson and Curry a breather from the load and responsibility. With the Blazers throwing traps at those two guards to limit their scoring, Green is forcing Portland to pay him respect. He is, in essence, breaking down Portland’s defense by pushing the ball and directing the attack. “I know I have to be more aggressive,” he said. “I think it’s easy to get (Curry and Thompson) to take more shots, but we can’t put that much pressure on them, so I just take it upon myself to get the tempo where I want it and make plays for other guys as well.” It was no coincidence that six Warriors off the bench managed to get at least one basket with Green directing traffic. And Green managed to play such a high-energy game without making constant mistakes; he had only two turnovers in 38 minutes. “He’s playing with force and he’s playing with discipline,” said Kerr. “He’s playing under control. He’s not letting anything bother him, like officiating, bad shots, he’s just moving on to the next play. From that standpoint, he’s as good as he’s ever been.” This is the Draymond Green that makes the Warriors more than willing to put up with the occasional nonsense, mostly stemming from his short temper and low tolerance with the officiating yet also with teammates and coaches at times. The constant technical fouls, the early-season clash with Durant, the high maintenance that often comes with coaching him, those are all part of the package. Taken as whole, that package is more positive than negative. And when there’s no negative, as it’s been through much of this postseason, the package is irresistible. “It’s nothing new; I’ve seen him do this for seven years,” said Thompson. “I’m just so proud of Dray. He makes us go.” There was no more positive reinforcement from Green than when he comforted Bell and told the young player to shake off a missed dunk seen by millions and laughed at by thousands inside Moda Center. Green gave Bell the encouragement needed to forget the embarrassment and maintain composure, which was important because Kerr kept Bell in the game. That set Bell up to gain redemption. And the Warriors, after struggling through a sloppy start, to gain complete control of a series that could end Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) in a sweep. “I’m one of the leaders of this team and in those situations you either go one of two ways. You’re either going to do your job and lift everybody up or you’re going to go the opposite way,” said Green. And so Green, with passing, defense and pace-setting, is stamping his signature on this series. His floor direction is flawless. He hasn’t shown the ability to direct the Blazers right out of the playoffs, but that’s perhaps just a matter of time. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

Prices of building materials continue to climb

Wholesale prices of building materials in Metro Manila continued to climb, rising at their fastest pace since the start of the pandemic last year, the Philippine Statistics Authority said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2021

PBA salaries back to normal

With a clearer picture on its return plans, the PBA is all set to lift the 20 percent salary cut it imposed on teams and league personnel last month......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

The United States’ clear path out of COVID

In less than 120 days, the Biden administration was able to turn things around and reverse the pandemic situation in the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Biden says Abbas Hamas must ‘cease firing rockets into Israel’

Washington, UNITED STATES — President Joe Biden told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Saturday that Islamist group Hamas must stop rocket attacks on Israel, the White House said. Biden, in his first call with Abbas, “stressed the need for Hamas to cease firing rockets into Israel,” a statement said.   Biden also “underscored his strong […] The post Biden says Abbas Hamas must ‘cease firing rockets into Israel’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Suns still in hunt for top seed in West; Spurs punch play-in ticket

Phoenix 118, Portland 117 Miami 106, Philadelphia 94 Atlanta 116, Orlando 93 New York 102, San Antonio 98 Memphis 116, Sacramento 110 Milwaukee 142, Indiana 133 Denver 114, Minnesota 103 Chicago 114, Toronto 102 LA Clippers 113, Charlotte 90 LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Devin Booker drained two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining to lift […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

The US Visa 2021 How to Benefit from the Employment “Boom” in the United States? | Economie

As President of the United States, Joe Biden, It makes immigration procedures more flexible and moves away from the hard line of his predecessor, Donald.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

PHINLA conducts Waste Bank Forum, introduces BinBank mobile app to improve waste collection system

The concept of cash from trash is not new to most people, especially since waste banks have been established to manage materials that can still be recycled. However, proper and effective management of these facilities might be a different story......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Biden says spoke to Netanyahu, hopes Israel violence ending sooner than later

Biden says spoke to Netanyahu, hopes Israel violence ending sooner than later.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Masters champion Matsuyama returns to action at AT& T Byron Nelson

Japan’s history-maker Hideki Matsuyama returns for his first tournament this week following his momentous Masters Tournament victory, which he hopes will pave the way to more success on the PGA Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Competing with China

The US-China relationship is heading for more confrontation both because there’s too much at stake politically for US President Joe Biden at home for him to look for a “reset,” and because Biden (and, for that matter, pretty much the entire political spectrum in the US) has serious objections to China’s vision of the way the world should be run......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

US Afghanistan pullout proceeding steadily: Pentagon

The US military's withdrawal from Afghanistan is proceeding steadily toward President Joe Biden's September deadline with as much as 12 percent of the work completed, the Pentagon's regional Central Command said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021