Triggered by a now-abandoned tax reform plan, the nationwide demonstrations have drawn thousands of pandemic-weary Colombians to the streets, venting their anger over poverty, yawning inequality and the government’s harsh response to the protesters.
Spokespersons for the government and the most visible protester organization met in Bogota for the second time since the protests erupted on April 28.
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Bolsonaro Fined For Flouting Mask Order At Motorcycle Rally
SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led thousands of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday – and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask in violation of local pandemic restrictions.
Meet Grace, The Healthcare Robot Covid-19 Created
HONG KONG – The Hong Kong team behind celebrity humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace, targeted at the healthcare market and designed to interact with the elderly and those isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dressed in a blue nurse’s uniform, Grace has Asian features, collar-length brown hair, and a thermal camera in her chest to take your temperature and measure your responsiveness. She uses artificial intelligence to diagnose a patient and can speak English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Martin, Lani And The Pandemic Concert Experience
The New Day concert was held at 11 a.m. US time and 8 p.m. Philippine time last June 6 at The Theatre at the Solaire Hotel and Casino.
Flight Diverted After Man Threatens To ‘Take Plane Down'
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A flight en route from Los Angeles to Atlanta was diverted to Oklahoma for an emergency landing when a passenger attacked two flight attendants and threatened to bring down the plane, authorities said.
PCG Probes Cargo Vessel Fire
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is looking into the fire that struck a cargo vessel at the Delpan Wharf in Tondo, Manila on Saturday.
US FDA extends expiration date of J&J COVID vaccines
WASHINGTON (AP) – Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks.
Mickelson chases elusive US Open
LA JOLLA (AFP) – Phil Mickelson will try to complete a career Grand Slam on his hometown course while long-driving Bryson DeChambeau defends his first major title in next week’s US Open.
Biden cites enduring friendship with Phl
United States President Joe Biden yesterday cited the enduring friendship between the Philippines and the United States as he joined Filipinos in celebrating the country’s 123rd Independence Day.
China's kids next in line for COVID-19 vaccines
TAIPEI (AP) – If China is to meet its tentative goal of vaccinating 80% of its population against the coronavirus by the end of the year, tens of millions of children may have to start rolling up their sleeves.
6 hurt, 2 missing as fire hits oil tanker
Six persons were injured and two were reported missing when an oil tanker caught fire as it was refueling at the Delpan Wharf in Tondo, Manila yesterday morning.