TNT goes gaga and claims win No. 5 for solo lead
WITH Jayson Castro resting a tight calf muscle, TNT Tropang Giga hardly encountered any trouble in taking care of business inside the Clark bubble that returned to “normal” less than 24 hours after getting a scare from the Covid-19.Roger Pogoy and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. joined forces in the first half and the Tropang Giga sustained their energy throughout the game to crush Blackwater, 109-96, on Thursday in the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation in Pampanga.Pogoy erupted with 12 of his 20 points in the first period while Parks added 11 of his 18 ...
YOURSAY | Let all contending leaders prove their claims in the House
YOURSAY | ‘Without a show of hands, the problem will be dragged on and worsen.’Agong repeats call to not plunge nation into political uncertainty againMS: Don't plunge the nation into political uncertainty again, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong advised politicians. But isn't there political uncertainty today already? The uncertainty about who actually commands the majority of the House?The media is running with stories of secret meetings and royal summonses, of letters and lists, the police are issuing warnings about causing confusion and summoning a politician who has refused to issue any list, the...
New US jobless claims drop to 787,000 as stimulus talks stall
Washington (AFP) - New claims for US jobless benefits fell to 787,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, as congressional negotiations over a new economic stimulus package lost momentum. The big improvement brought claims below 800,000 for the second time since the pandemic started, with new seasonally adjusted applications falling 55,000 in the week ended October 17 and the previous week's data revised down by 56,000.But the weekly claims remain well above the single worst week of the 2008-2010 global financial crisis after businesses shutdowns beginning in March to stop Covid-19 ...
Sen. Menendez: Resolve 9/11 claims or Sudan bill can't pass
If the Trump administration blocks claims from 9/11 and other terror victims against Sudan, the Senate will not be able to fulfill its commitments to the burgeoning democratic government in Khartoum, US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) wrote in a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo obtained by The Jerusalem Post on Monday.Sudan’s transitional government, in place since former leader Omar al-Bashir was deposed last year, has sought to be removed from the state sponsors of terror list and to receive economic aid, debt relief and investments from the US, where there is broad bipartisan cons...
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Covid-19 claims 38 lives in Sabah in 10 days and other news you may have missed
KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.Covid-19 has killed in Sabah for 10 straight days, claiming 38 lives, as ICU wards in the Borneon state hit 72 percent capacity.Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah mooted mass screening for Covid-19 in prisons to prevent more prison clusters from emerging.As infection rates continue to climb to record highs, the government will allow gyms in conditional movement control order areas to reopen.Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been confirmed as negative for Covid-19 after exposure to de facto religious af...
YouTube has vowed to ban misleading claims about coronavirus vaccines
YouTube has vowed to ban misleading claims about coronavirus vaccines.The video-sharing platform has announced a new effort to crackdown on Covid-19 misinformation, warning it'll ban any clips that contradict expert advice from local health authorities.In a statement, YouTube - which is owned by Google - explained: "A Covid-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we're ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove [related] misinformation."According to YouTube - which has come under increasing pressures to crackdown on conspiracy theories and misinformation in recent months -...
New US jobless claims rise sharply to 898,000 last week
Washington (AFP) - New applications for US jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week to 898,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.The 53,000 increase from the prior week was the sharpest rise in seasonally adjusted initial claims since the week of August 15, as the United States attempts to recover from mass layoffs caused by business shutdowns earlier this year to stop Covid-19.The jump brought the levels of initial claims back to where they were in late August, and remained above the single worst week of the 2008-2010 global financial crisis, the last economic downturn.Another 372,89...
Baseless claims won’t affect UN vote on China’s bid to join human rights council
A woman walks past the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United States, Sept. 14, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)Member states of the UN will make an impartial and fair judgment of China's achievements in the human rights field, as well as its contributions to the UN's work, analysts said on Tuesday, while noting that some Western nongovernmental organizations' (NGOs) and politicians' recent attacks on China may end in vain.Such attacks include calls for member states to vote against China in elections for the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which will be held in the UN General Assembly Hall...
No Deal With Menzgold Customers- Finance Ministry Clears Air
Ken Ofori-AttaThe Finance Ministry has denied claims that Government is going to find a state-led solution to settling the indebtedness of defunct gold collectibles company, Menzgold Ghana Limited.A purported release from the Finance Ministry had indicated that following petition by customers of Menzgold to President Nana Akufo-Addo Over their locked up funds, he had directed the Ministry to meet with leadership of the customers in finding state-led solution to the problem as soon as possible.The said release had pointed out that “it is the expectation of the President that this meeting which ...
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GRA Rubbishes NDC Propaganda Over Tema Port Pistols Interception
CUSTOMS DIVISION of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has rubbished claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the interception of arms and ammunition at the Tema Port.According to Customs, the moves to tag some top officials in connection with the weapons are ‘mischievous and premature.’It would be recalled that on Friday October 8, 2020, Customs officials intercepted 18 packets of restricted items in a container imported from Turkey.The packages described as personal effects, household goods and a carrying machine which wasted flagged revealed 436 pistols (sidearms) and...
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