Roque washes hands of speech before mass gathering in Cebu
Roque washes hands of speech before mass gathering in Cebu(Philstar.com) – November 29, 2020 – 9:59amMANILA, Philippines — Despite photographs of the incident, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque distanced himself from a mass gathering in Cebu where he delivered a speech, shifting blame instead to the local government behind the event.In a statement, Roque washed his hands of responsibility over the event, saying he had no control over the large crowds that gathered unexpectedly to participate in the provincial government’s island group tour.Mass gatherings, like mañanita celebrations for ex...
FTI wrings hands over baht appreciation
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) has expressed serious concerns about the baht’s appreciation and its impact on the export sector, which covers farm produce, food and consumer products.The FTI called on the government on Tuesday to carefully manage the baht’s value and its exchange rates in order to help local industries struggling to deal with the pandemic’s impact.The appropriate rate is 32 baht per US dollar, the FTI said.Chairman Supant Mongkolsuthree said the baht’s value has been getting stronger rapidly since early this year, rising from 33 baht to 30 baht per US dollar. This aff...
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Protesters in Yerevan demand General Staff takes power into its hands
By TrendSome of the protesters in Yerevan move to the presidential palace demanding that the General Staff take power into its own hands, Trend reports citing TASS.The Armenians, dissatisfied with the decision of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan to sign a trilateral agreement to end the war in Nagorno-Karabakh started protests in Yerevan the night of Nov. 10.—Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz
Sony To Produce PS4 Games Until 2022
With the PS5 only a few weeks away, it’s going to be extremely difficult to get your hands on one. Even if Sony could produce an immense numbers of PS5’s to meet the demand, not everyone can afford one, especially with what is going on with the world. But, for those who will still hold on to the PS4, Sony has some good news for you. In an interview with Gameindustry, SIE CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed that they will continue producing games for the PS4 from now until 2022.“Obviously, our eyes and our horizons have lifted with regards to what’s possible with that PS4 community, based on what we’ve ...
Allianz Life Insurance joins hands with Mobitel to provide exclusive life insurance cover | Daily FT
Allianz Life Insurance, one of Sri Lanka’s leading life insurance companies, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider, to offer ‘Araksha 365’, an exclusive life insurance cover to all its customers.Designed to provide maximum benefit, the ‘Araksha 365’ cover will be offered in two different packages encompassing a Life Cover, Total Permanent Disablement Cover, Partial Permanent Disablement cover, a Critical Illness cover for over 40 illnesses, a Funeral Expenses Cover, Hospital Cash Daily Benefits as well as a Dengue Cash Benefi...
Daily Financial Times
Warner Bros. 'deeply saddened' by backlash to The Witches from disability campaigners
In the movie, inspired by Roald Dahl's children's novel of the same name, Anne Hathaway's character is shown with hands that are similar to the limb abnormality ectrodactyly, which is characterised by the absence of one or more central digits on the hand or foot.After figures including campaigners, Paralympians, and Paralympic Games organisation officials took issue with the film, Warner Bros. bosses told Deadline they were "deeply saddened to learn that our depiction of the fictional characters in The Witches could upset people with disabilities" and "regretted any offense caused"."In adaptin...
Tunisian startup 3D prints solar-powered bionic hands
A Tunisian startup is developing a 3D-printed bionic hand, hoping the affordable and solar-powered prosthetic will help amputees and other disabled people across Africa.Unlike traditional devices, the artificial hand can be customised for children and youths, who otherwise require an expensive series of resized models as they grow up.The company Cure Bionics also has plans to develop a video game-like virtual reality system that helps youngsters learn how to use the artificial hand through physical therapy.Mohamed Dhaouafi, the 28-year-old founder and CEO of Cure Bionics, designed his first pr...
Two world titles switch hands in ONE: Inside The Matrix
Two world titles switch hands in ONE: Inside The MatrixLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – October 31, 2020 – 10:53amMANILA, Philippines — An entertaining fight night in ONE: Inside The Matrix led to two new ONE World Champions in Singapore on Friday.In a fight card that featured four world title fights, both the ONE Featherweight World Championship and Middleweight World Championship came out with two new winners.The first new champion crowned Friday was Thanh Le of Vietnam after beating defending champion Martin Nguyen via knockout in the third round.The main event also saw Aung La N Sang give up ...
Questions swirl about Sen. McConnell's health after he's seen with badly bruised hands
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health is becoming a topic of concern after the Kentucky Republican was seen on Capitol Hill this week with a badly bruised hand and what appeared to be a fat lip.The 78-year-old Senate leader showed up at news conferences Wednesday with bandages and bruises on both hands.His right hand looked particularly bad, having turned a blueish-black color. The right side of McConnell’s lip also appeared to sport a bluish bruise.A spokesman for McConnell did not return a request for comment Friday.On Thursday, McConnell sought to dispel any concerns about his hea...
New York Daily News
Time is in the limelight at Museum for Islamic Art exhibition
Time, and the amount we have on our hands, has been a pressing issue for most of us since, well, the dawn of time. Then again, how packed our schedule is, or how much temporal room for maneuver we have at our behest, is probably largely down to a matter of perspective.If that wasn’t crystal clear before the pandemic began making inroads into our daily lives, surely we must now be more aware of the fluid nature of the ostensibly linear progression of the chronological side of life.Flexibility of the said theme, and adopting any manner of inventive take on the domain and its manifold derivatives...
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