Jon Ward of Yahoo News has a conversation with Stacey Abrams, Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés about the documentary from Amazon Studios, “All In: Fight for Democracy." and more.
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement.
The nation was the first in the world to approve a jab after less than two months of human testing.
China has successfully launched a reusable experimental spacecraft, the official news agency Xinhua reported on Friday.The vessel was launched with a Long March-2F rocket from the Jiuquan satellite centre in Inner Mongolia on Friday and is scheduled to return to the landing site after orbiting the earth for a period.Xinhua reported that the spacecraft will test reusable technologies during its flight “providing technological support for the peaceful use of space”.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.The latest mission was shrouded in secrecy. A copy of an official memo circulating on social media warned staff and visitors to the launch site not to film the lift-off or discuss it online.The document also said “all units should strengthen personnel security education and personnel management during missions to ensure that there is no leakage of secrets.”A military source confirmed the authenticity of the document, saying: “There are many firsts in this launch. The spacecraft is new, the launch method is also different. That’s why we need to make sure there is extra security.”The source declined to comment on the details of the mission but suggested “maybe you can take a look at the US X-37B”. China launches its first independent mission to MarsThe X-37B is an unmanned space plane that operates like a smaller version of the Space Shuttle, which is launched by a rocket and cruises back to earth for a runway landing.It has flown four classified missions to date, carrying secret payloads on long-duration flights in Earth orbit.The US Space Force’s official website said the primary objectives of the X-37B missions was to develop “reusable spacecraft technologies for America’s future in space and operating experiments which can be returned to, and examined, on earth”.The X-37B made its first orbital mission in 2010 and spent a record 730 days in orbit from 2017 to 2019.Hypersonic spacecraft like X-37B have the potential to be used as weapons that could take out enemy satellites, space stations, ground targets or missiles and would be very hard to detect or intercept.Song Zhongping, a Hong Kong-based military commentator, said they could also be used for civilian purposes including satellite launches or repairs and transporting goods or astronauts. China promises state support to keep BeiDou satellite system at cutting edgeIn May, China honoured a research team for its achievement in developing a “hypersonic pre-cooled aerospace engine” that could be used to power a reusable spacecraft.The latest mission comes weeks after the launch of Tianwen-1, the country’s first Mars mission, from Hainan in late July.The China National Space Administration said its spacecraft, including an orbiter, lander and rover, was performing well on its way to Mars.A month before that, China completed the network of satellites for its Beidou navigation network, a competitor to the US GPS system.Additional reporting by Liu ZhenMore from South China Morning Post: * China launches its first independent mission to Mars * China’s several space missions in 2020 include Mars probe and space station launchThis article Mystery surrounds China’s launch of reusable experimental spacecraft first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
The tiny Pacific nation of Palau has urged the United States military to build bases on its territory -- which lies in a region where Washington is pushing back against growing Chinese influence.
Convicted killer Joseph Scott Pemberton today said he wants to apologize to the family of Filipino transwoman Jennifer Laude after the Duterte government blocked his early release. "If given the opportunity, he will apologize now. He has been apologetic about the incident and the fact that he has been willing to pay over PHP4 million ...This article, Pemberton wants to apologize to Laude's family after PH gov't blocks early release, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!
The Philippine health ministry said on Friday it was due to meet representatives of U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and the Russian embassy, as the Southeast Asian country looks to secure a supply of a COVID-19 vaccine. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged that the country, which has reported the region's highest number of coronavirus cases, would be "back to normal" by December, pinning his hopes on access to affordable vaccines from countries like China and Russia. Officials of the president's office and ministries of health and foreign affairs would meet with Pfizer on Friday afternoon, then Russian officials later in the day, health undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said.
The country’s unemployment rate eased to 10% in July, down from 17.7% in April, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Thursday. While the number of people without work fell to 4.6 million in July from 7.3 million in April, it was still nearly double the 2.4 million a year earlier.
The Department of Health has approved the "remote" collection of COVID-19 test samples from patients' homes. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an interview with news program Unang Hirit that accredited labs need to follow the government's regulations when they pick-up specimens, such as donning personal protective equipment (PPE). "This remote collection has to be coming ...This article, Home collection of COVID-19 test specimens approved by PH Health Dep't, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!
A third crewman from a ship that capsized this week off Japan with more than 40 crew and a cargo of cattle on board was found alive on Friday after he was spotted by a search plane, Japan's coastguard said. The man, 30-year-old Filipino Jay-nel Rosals, was found on a liferaft waving for help 2 km (1.2 miles) off Kodakarajima, a small island in Japan's southern Kagoshima prefecture, the coastguard said. Rescuers also found an overturned orange lifeboat floating at sea some 4 km (2.5 miles) off Kodakarajima, but no one was found on that boat.
Japan’s coast guard rescued a second survivor on Friday in waters where a ship carrying thousands of cows from New Zealand is believed to have sunk during stormy weather, officials said. Hours earlier, an unconscious crew member was also recovered but later died. The survivor, Jay-nel Rosals, a Filipino deckhand, was wearing a life jacket and floating in a raft north of Amami Oshima island in the East China Sea, where rescuers have been searching for the Gulf Livestock 1 ship and its missing crew since it sent a distress signal early Wednesday.
Filipinos have been loudly criticizing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for dumping "white sand" on Manila Bay's shoreline yesterday as part of a program to rehabilitate the notoriously polluted body of water in Pasay City. "Why are they putting purely aesthetic program first in the rehabilitation of Manila Bay? Who is this ...This article, 'Completely absurd': Pinoys blast gov't for dumping white sand on Manila Bay, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!