Pagbubukas ng mga parke at historical site, ‘hanap ng mga tao’: DOT chief

Tiniyak ng Department of Tourism na pinag-aaralan nilang husto, kasama ng ibang eksperto, ang guidelines sa muling pagbubukas ng mga industriyang tulad ng mga parke, national sites at historical landmarks sa mga lugar na nasa ilalim ng general community quarantine. Pahayag ni Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, “Lahat ng guidelines naming dumadaan sa health experts, hindi lang ang DOT ang gumagawa …

Milan’s ‘acrobat thieves’ use Instagram tags ‘to rob rich and famous’

A group of burglars in Milan known as the “acrobat thieves” monitored the Instagram pages of the city’s rich and famous in order to ransack their homes, prosecutors have revealed. The group examined celebrities’ photos to find entry points, using tagged locations to find out where they lived and when they would be out. Footage released by officials shows the …

Smell loss is common

Not everyone who flunks a smell test has coronavirus. Any respiratory virus, such as cold or flu, will temporarily impact smell and taste, sometimes even permanently. Ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Erich Voigt said, “If you can smell ground coffee or coffee brewing, or if you can smell someone peeling an orange — that’s the smell sense.” You have …

UN chief slams ‘wildly uneven’ COVID-19 vaccinations as 10 countries get 75%

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized the “wildly uneven and unfair” distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, saying 10 countries have administered 75 percent of all vaccinations and he demanded a global effort to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible. Foreign ministers met virtually for a first-ever UN Security Council session on vaccinations called by current chair the United Kingdom, …

Pondo para sa ICT infrastructure, hiling ng NTC

Upang mas lalong mapabilis ang pagpapataas sa serbisyo ng mga telcos ay hiniling ng National Telecommunications Commission sa pamahalaan na maglaan ng pondo para sa pagpapatayo ng imprastraktura para sa ‘information and communications technology.’ Sinabi ni NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba na dapat sundan ng Pilipinas ang maraming bansa sa Asya na gumastos ng bilyun-bilyong dolyar para sa ICT infrastructure. Sa …

Jaguar to become electric-only brand by 2025

The Jaguar Land Rover company will focus on making electric vehicles as part of a new vision of “modern luxury by design,” Chief Executive Officer Thierry Bollore said. The new plans are are part of a project to become a net-zero carbon business, including its brands, by 2039. The British company will spend 3.4 billion dollars a year to develop …

COVID: No evidence that vaccinations harm fertility

Claims on social media that the Covid-19 vaccine could affect female fertility are unfounded, experts have said. Posts have incorrectly suggested the Pfizer vaccine could cause infertility in women, or cause their bodies to attack the placenta. But there is no “plausible biological mechanism” by which the vaccine could affect your fertility, says Lucy Chappell, a professor in obstetrics at …

Sunflower farm sa Occidental Mindoro, dinarayo

Dinarayo ngayon ang sunflower farm ng pamilya Zabal sa bayan ng Rizal sa Occidental Mindoro. Ayon sa mag-asawang Alpha at Serge Zabal, hindi nila inaasahang tutubo at mamumulaklak ang mga itinanim na sunflower seeds mula Thailand. Pahayag ni Serge, “Ang tinaniman namin almost 200 square meters lang po. Ito po ay experiment lang po. Biro lang na nagtanim pero sabi …

‘Hedge trimmer’ fish facing global extinction

They are the most extraordinary of fish, resembling “hedge trimmers with fins.” The sawfish, which is a kind of ray, is also among the most endangered of the fish living in the oceans. Once found along the coastlines of 90 countries, the animals are now presumed extinct in more than half of these, according to a new study. They are …