Egypt has struck the right balance on Covid-19
There is hardly a nation on earth that hasn’t been negatively impacted by the lethal, highly-contagious virus that has swept over our planet killing the most vulnerable, stealing jobs and hurling families into poverty. Egypt hasn’t escaped the pandemic’s tentacles but so far it has weathered the storm with remarkable success when compared to developed nations such as the UK, France, Belgium, Spain and the United States of America that alone accounts for almost a quarter of global cases.At the time of writing Egypt’s active case tally stands at less than 10,000 while sad to say since the pandem...
Azpilicueta wants Chelsea to find balance after another clean sheet
Cesar Azpilicueta says Chelsea must find balance after two successive goalless draws.The Blues have rectified their leaky defence in their past two games, but have been toothless in attack."We were not dangerous in the final third to get more from the game," Azpilicueta told the club's website after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Manchester United."And my feeling on the pitch is that we could have done more to get three points. Edou [Mendy] made two good saves so obviously at the end it is good to get a clean sheet and to recover that defensive solidity which is important. We want more and now we ha...
Election holds future of young, undocumented immigrants in the balance
SAN DIEGO — Among the many policies that will be on the ballot Nov. 3 is what will happen to the lives of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.The Trump administration has tried to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which began under the Obama administration. For the past four years, Trump officials have argued that the program is illegal and should be stopped.DACA has so far survived only through court intervention. Even after the Supreme Court issued a decision in June that it should be fully restored because it wa...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Man Utd are dependent on Pogba and Fernandes and have lost their 'defensive balance', says Saha
Former Manchester United star Louis Saha believes the Red Devils rely too much on Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes while also losing their "defensive balance".United have endured an inconsistent start to the 2020-21 campaign, picking up just four points from a possible 12 in the Premier League while shipping a total of 12 goals.The Reds nevertheless made it through to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, and encouraging signs of progress were displayed during a 4-1 win over Newcastle in the top flight on Saturday.Fernandes scored his 15th goal for the club since his €55 million (£50m/$65m) move fr...
UnionBank launches 5-year note offering
The remaining balance of Union Bank of the Philippines’s medium-term note program was reduced to $1.2 billion after the Aboitiz-led bank recently launched a 5-year unsecured note offering.UnionBank said that the offering has an aggregate principal amount of $300 million.Each note has a fixed coupon rate of 2.125 percent per annum and is payable semi-annually. Maturity date of the notes is on October 22, 2025.The offering was oversubscribed by 4.3 times, with orders reaching as much as $1.3 billion. Over 110 investors subscribed to the notes, with the majority or 84 percent of them coming from ...
Main events scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19
Main events scheduled in Japan for Monday, Oct. 19:-- Finance Ministry to release preliminary balance of customs-cleared trade statistics for 1st half of fiscal 2020 and September at 8:50 a.m.
Red Cross halts PhilHealth-funded COVID tests over unpaid balance
Red Cross halts PhilHealth-funded COVID tests over unpaid balanceChristian Deiparine(Philstar.com) – October 15, 2020 – 3:14pmMANILA, Philippines — The private organization conducting the most coronavirus tests in the country is halting its screenings funded by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. over the agency’s failure to settle its overdue balance of over P930 million.The Philippine Red Cross’ decision on October 14 is seen to affect many, including returning Overseas Filipino Workers and frontline medical and government workers, with the organization saying it will no longer receive spe...
BSP sees sharp rise in balance of payments surplus, forex reserves
The Philippine economy will earn more dollars than it spends for this year and next—and consequently see an increase in the country’s foreign currency reserves—on the back of lower imports due to weaker domestic demand.Thus said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), which announced on Wednesday sharp upward revisions to its balance of payments and gross international reserve forecasts for 2020 and 2021, which were recently approved by the Monetary Board.“Against a backdrop of a global economy showing signs of recovery but remaining susceptible to setbacks and a domestic economy slowly lifting...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Tour hangs in the balance as Cricket Boards wait for health guidelines | Daily FT
By Sa’adi ThawfeeqBoth Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are waiting for the health guidelines to be issued by the COVID Task Force Committee to decide on whether the Test tour of Sri Lanka will go ahead as scheduled.The Bangladesh national cricket team is due to arrive in Sri Lanka towards the end of the month to commence a three-Test series in October, but the tour hangs in the balance due to the stringent rules that are in force in the country for any persons coming in where they will have to undergo 14 days of quarantine.In talks with SLC, BCB has indicated tha...
Daily Financial Times
Review: In debut 'NewsNation' on WGN America promises balance, delivers convention
CHICAGO — More than a new primetime cable newscast, “NewsNation” sounds like the title of a TV series about a newscast.And you could do worse for against-the-odds drama than to try to sell America, in the middle of a pandemic, on the idea that it needs more cable news, that the cable news in question should originate from studios on Chicago’s northwest side, that the anchor team should be people unknown outside of the local markets they came from, and that you’re going to try to do it all under the motto, endlessly repeated, of providing “balance, not bias.”Oh, and did we not mention yet that ...