Australia closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents in March 2020 and has been permitting only limited international arrivals in recent months, mainly its citizens returning from abroad.
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Ricky Lo, chronicler of Phl cinema, 75
Ricardo “Ricky” Lo, The STAR’s long-time Entertainment editor and columnist, passed away Tuesday night, leaving behind a legacy unrivaled in the field of entertainment journalism.
NKTI opens modular hemodialysis facility
The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) yesterday opened its new off-site modular hemodialysis center for COVID-19 patients in Quezon City.
FDA grants EUA to Moderna jab
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the vaccine developed by US biotech firm Moderna in the government’s COVID immunization program.
Improved Calbayog airport inaugurated
CALBAYOG CITY – Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General Jim Sydiongco led the inauguration of the development projects at the Calbayog Airport in Samar yesterday.
Bucks book playoff ticket
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AFP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 36 points as the Milwaukee Bucks punched their playoff ticket with a 124-118 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Warriors Fan Playoff Hopes
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Steph Curry erupted for 41 points as the Golden State Warriors stayed on course for the postseason with a 123-108 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.
Chinese Tourists Out In Force As Virus Fears Recede
BEIJING (AFP) – Sipping bubble tea and dressed in their holiday finest, millions of Chinese travelers flocked to domestic tourist attractions over the May 1 long holiday with COVID-19 fears already a distant memory.
23 Dead As Elevated Metro Collapses In Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AFP) – An elevated metro line collapsed in the Mexican capital on Monday, leaving at least 23 people dead and dozens injured as a train came plunging down, authorities said.
US To Approve COVID Shot For Teens
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech’s COVID vaccine for adolescents aged between 12 and 15 by early next week, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing federal officials familiar with the FDA’s plans.
Vaccine Priority Pushed For NCR, High-Risk Areas
To prevent a further surge of infections, the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF) intends to prioritize infection hotspots for COVID-19 vaccination, even as the government braces for possible delays in vaccine delivery because of tight global supply.
AUSTRALIA PLANS TO SPEND $417M ON HYDROGEN, CARBON CAPTURE
Australia’s prime minister has proposed spending an extra 539 million Australian dollars ($417 million) on hydrogen and carbon sequestration projects, seeking to burnish his government’s green credentials ahead of a climate summit to be hosted by President Joe Biden.
Plini – Voices in The Sky
PLINI — the guy Steve Vai once called “the future of exceptional guitar playing” — discusses the perils of “guitar fame,” the challenges of a modern prog-rocker and his breathtaking new album, Impulse Voices
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
The usurper has come
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
IN SURPRISE MOVE, FACEBOOK BLOCKS NEWS ACCESS IN AUSTRALIA
In a surprise retaliatory move Thursday, Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news stories, escalating a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content.
We spend a lot of time talking about veteran-owned spirits in this column. But a truly relaxing, rewarding end-of-the-day drinking experience involves more than just good booze. Fortunately, this issue’s Veteran Vices column has you covered. Glenn Yench, former electronics technician, weapons rate, comes to this column all the way from Down Under.
FITTED FOR RADIO
Matthew Jackson’s Land Rover 110 retired from the Australian Army to a life of backcountry travel
AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER SAYS BING COULD REPLACE GOOGLE
Australia’s prime minister said that Microsoft is confident it can fill the void if Google carries out its threat to remove its search engine from Australia.
THE KOALAS OF KANGAROO
It's been almost a year since I walked down Church Road on Kangaroo Island, where the smell of death could not be escaped.
MELISSA BUGS OUT OVER TOXIC INSECT BITE!
FUNNYLADY Melissa McCarthy was knocking on heaven’s door after a bug bite triggered a terrifying allergic reaction that left her lip “four times” its usual size and forced her to seek emergency medical care!