Manila Zoo eyed as vaccination site for minors, senior citizens

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Philippine Star

Philstar.com January 16, 2022 | 4:33pm MANILA, Philippines — The Manila City government is eyeing the newly-redeveloped Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden for repurposing as a vaccination site for senior citizens and minors aged 5 to 11 with the national government set to roll out pediatric vaccination in the first week of February. In a statement, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno, who is running for president under Aksyon Demokratiko said the 5-hectare recreation facility is an ideal spot given its open spaces. Per data from the Department of Health, there are around 13.5 million children ag… Read More “Manila Zoo eyed as vaccination site for minors, senior citizens”

Products of the Week: Leica’s New Gold Standard, Soup Candles and a Transient Whiskey Experience

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InsideHook

By The Editors Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the World. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of it. Today: Leica drops their newest M-line camera, Campbell’s releases soup-scented candles and dekantā pairs Japanese spirits with a curated soundtrack. Buck Mason Storm Stopper Outerwear CollectionThe name says it all; Buck Mason’s newest outerwear line is a force of nature. The collection features three styles — the field jacket, bomber and CPO jacket — all finished with a durable, water-resistant, cotton-rich blended twill fin… Read More “Products of the Week: Leica’s New Gold Standard, Soup Candles and a Transient Whiskey Experience”

Analysis: North Korea’s ‘hypersonic missile’ tests raise military stakes in Asia

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Reuters UK

By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – Even as debates swirl over their capability, a series of “hypersonic missiles” recently tested by nuclear-armed North Korea sparked sudden talk of preemptive strikes and arms races amid worry over the vulnerability of U.S. troops and their allies in Asia. North Korea kicked off the new year with three missile tests in the space of two weeks, sparking reactions from Washington not seen since Pyongyang stopped testing its longest-range missiles, which can strike the United States, in 2017. At least two of the latest tests were of what North Korea called “hypersoni… Read More “Analysis: North Korea’s ‘hypersonic missile’ tests raise military stakes in Asia”

Defensive stocks drive European shares lower on virus, monetary policy worries

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Reuters UK

By Anisha Sircar (Reuters) – European shares slipped on Thursday as defensive and construction stocks fell on worries over a continuing surge in COVID-19 cases and signs of a tighter monetary policy environment. The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 0.2%, with shares in healthcare, and personal and household goods falling the most, while Swiss plumbing supplies firm Geberit’s quarterly update hit construction stocks. Geberit slipped 3.9% as it said increased uncertainty made it impossible to provide the 2022 outlook for prices of raw materials or the construction market overall. The STOXX 600, which… Read More “Defensive stocks drive European shares lower on virus, monetary policy worries”

China steps up construction along disputed Bhutan border, satellite images show

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Reuters UK

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Anand Katakam NEW DELHI(Reuters) – China has accelerated settlement-building along its disputed border with Bhutan, with more than 200 structures, including two-storey buildings, under construction in six locations, according to satellite image analysis conducted for Reuters. The images and analysis supplied to Reuters by U.S. data analytics firm HawkEye 360, which uses satellites to gather intelligence on ground-level activities, and vetted by two other experts, provide a detailed look into China’s recent construction along its frontier with Bhutan. China-Bhutan border … Read More “China steps up construction along disputed Bhutan border, satellite images show”

The industrialisation of space

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The Bangkok Post

It will be a bumper year for big space launches to the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, including many manned flights, but the real shocker is the number of satellites and spaceships being launched by private companies. Never mind Elon Musk’s twelve-thousand-small-satellite Starlink programme, which is already becoming a traffic hazard after only 1,892 satellites have been launched, sixty at a time. (The Chinese have lodged a complaint.) There are 39 other companies in 11 different countries whose vehicles are scheduled to make their maiden flights this year. There’s “Blue Whale 1” from Perigee Aero… Read More “The industrialisation of space”

Turkey opens national warplane engineering center

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Azer News

By Osman Ozgan/Burak Dogan The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has inaugurated an engineering center for the National Combat Aircraft (MMU), Yeni Shafak has reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also attended the opening ceremony of the engineering center, which was built within the scope of the National Combat Aircraft (MMU) project under the coordination of the Defence Industries Presidency, the report added. Yeni Shafak visited the center where engineers will work day and night for the national warplane. The center, which consists of 65,000 square meters of indoor space and ni… Read More “Turkey opens national warplane engineering center”

‘Amazing milestone’ as NASA fully deploys Webb telescope in space

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AFP

Washington (AFP) – The most powerful space telescope ever built completed a tricky two-week-long deployment phase Saturday, unfolding its final golden mirror panel, as it readies to study every phase of cosmic history. Engineering teams in the James Webb Space Telescope’s control room cheered as confirmation came back that its final wing was deployed and latched into place. “I’m emotional about it — what an amazing milestone,” Thomas Zurbuchen, a senior NASA engineer, said during the live video feed as stargazers worldwide celebrated. Because the telescope was too large to fit into a rocket’s… Read More “‘Amazing milestone’ as NASA fully deploys Webb telescope in space”

SEO Trends to Increase Traffic to Your connection in 2022

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Grit Daily Newswire

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most important processes when it comes to getting a connection to reach its intended audience, which is why it has gained increasing relevance over the years. When it comes to increasing traffic, keeping up with SEO Trends is everything, especially in an increasingly competitive ecosystem like the internet. It is estimated that the SEO market will be worth over $83 billion by 2025, more than twice what it was worth in 2020. Unfortunately, despite the importance SEO has when it comes to the success of any internet connection, the process continues to be … Read More “SEO Trends to Increase Traffic to Your connection in 2022″

Tencent Keeps Selling Parts of its Portfolio

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The Street

By Brian O’Connell Moves come as pressure from Chinese regulators on big tech names continues, Real Money’s Alex Frew McMillan says. Tencent Holdings (TCTZF) , the video game maker and operator of Chinese mega-app WeChat, continues to rationalize its investment portfolio, with the sale of a portion stake in Singapore-based game maker and e-commerce operator Sea Ltd. (SE) – Get Sea Ltd. (Singapore) Report. The move comes at a time when Tencent is curbing its positions in numerous portfolio companies and as the Chinese government continues to pressure larger technology companies to toe the leade… Read More “Tencent Keeps Selling Parts of its Portfolio”