FREEPIK SURVEYS are now the stuff of news, even in social media, especially when dealing with preferences for the top two spots “if elections were held today,” and not when it’s scheduled next year in May. Hopefully, by then the pandemic would be over, and you happen to be where you are registered as a voter, and inclined to line ...

A vial of the Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease vaccine is seen at Northwell Health’s South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, US, March 3, 2021. — REUTERS/SHANNON STAPLETON/FILE PHOTO THE PAUSE in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine marks another setback for the world’s inoculation campaign, just as it was picking up speed in ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS The lower protection rates of China's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have raised concerns about shots that are key to inoculation rollouts from Brazil to Indonesia, especially after their efficacy was questioned by one of the most senior Chinese health officials. Bloomberg spoke to two experts about the vaccines, zeroing in on the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. ...

GoDaddy, a domain registrar and web hosting company, launched an e-store product that allows small businesses to create their own virtual storefront and manage all their online needs in one place.  In a survey conducted by the company on the Filipino entrepreneur, they found that 1 out of 3 businesses was created in response to the pandemic. Sixty percent also ...

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has told Congress it is proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates, including advanced F-35 aircraft, armed drones and other equipment, congressional aides said on Tuesday. A State Department spokesperson said the administration would move forward with the proposed sales to the UAE, “even as we ...

Games provoke various sensations in every stage. During the challenges, players participate with full of excitement and energy. Then marvelous feels would arise when they achieve victory. Yet in the virtual arena, the electronic device would also have a large impact on the gaming experience. Thus, players expect them to match their abilities for a great sensation in both competing ...

WELLINGTON – New Zealand said on Wednesday it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns for a decision that will affect major trading partners including Australia and China. The ban was welcomed by animal welfare groups, but the peak farming industry body said it was caught ...

Just last year, the world’s most valuable startup, ByteDance Ltd., was being squeezed from all sides. The Trump administration wanted the Chinese firm, which owns the ubiquitous TikTok video-sharing platform, to get rid of assets. Beijing was cracking down on tech businesses, and India blacklisted some of its social-media apps. For all the obstacles, ByteDance kept growing. Now its founder, ...

TAIPEI – Taiwan said on Wednesday its chip companies will adhere to U.S. rules after Washington added seven Chinese supercomputing entities last week to an economic blacklist and after a Taipei-based chipmaker halted orders from one of the entities named. The U.S. Commerce Department said the seven Chinese entities were “involved with building supercomputers used by China’s military actors, its ...

By Michael Varcas, The Philippine Star The Philippines may miss its target of at least 6.5% economic growth this year after a resurgence of COVID-19 infections forced the capital into a two-week lockdown, Economic Planning Secretary Karl Chua said. "We were a healthy economy before COVID. Now, we're struggling," Chua said in an interview Tuesday. "We were too risk averse: ...

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