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Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces - 2021-04-03
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week to try to contain a renewed surge in ...

Cobb schools coronavirus data for Friday
Yahoo - 2021-04-03
Cobb County Schools reported 148 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the district this week. On Friday, the school system's website listed 4,649 cases since July 1. This week's cases were at 33 elementary schools,

Is your iPhone feeling slow? The fix might be quick and simple (and free)
ZDNet - 2021-04-03
The other day someone mentioned that their iPhone had become so slow and so sluggish as to almost be unusable. "The battery life is also terrible," she added glumly. She offered me the iPhone 8 Plus so I could "do your thing and take it apart" and was going to scrape together the cash to buy a replacement as soon as possible.

Amazon apologizes for lying about pee -- and attempts to shift the blame
The Verge - 2021-04-03
Amazon has issued a rare public apology -- but not to its workers, and with no real admission of guilt. Now, late on the Friday evening before Easter, when few are paying attention, the company is apologizing to Pocan -- and no one else. Amazon only ...

Short-term increase in fiber alters gut microbiome
Medical News Today - 2021-04-03
Share on Pinterest An increase in fiber can change the microbiome within 2 weeks. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images Researchers have previously identified a link between fiber intake and positive health outcomes. Fiber promotes a healthy gut ...

Camps to prepare COVID-19 protection measures ahead of summer season - 2021-04-03
It's nearly time for summer camp, and the experience is expected to be especially important for America's children because of the pandemic.

Amazon apologized for a snarky tweet and acknowledged its delivery drivers do pee in bottles
Business Insider - 2021-04-03
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OCTA Research bats for 1-week ECQ extension in Metro Manila, 4 provinces
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-03
MANILA, Philippines -- As the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period in the Greater Manila Area--or the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus-- is about to end, the OCTA Research group on ...

Study: Adding stem cell therapy helps beat common childhood leukemia - 2021-04-03
Combining stem cell transplants with cutting-edge immunotherapy prevents leukemia relapses in young people and improves their chances of survival, new research suggests. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. Advertisement This ...

Ford-Backed Self-Driving Startup Argo AI Mulling IPO This Year
Bloomberg - 2021-04-02
Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG, is considering going public as soon as this year, according to people familiar with its plans.

It's official: Microsoft Build will be May 25 to 27
ZDNet - 2021-04-02
Possible dates for Microsoft Build have leaked a couple of times over the past few weeks. Now, it looks like it's official. Build, Microsoft's annual developer conference -- a virtual event again this year -- will be from May 25 to 27. The best laptops ...

Microsoft Cloud services were down for some users
ZDNet - 2021-04-02
Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud-based computing services available to anyone who wants to build an app or run an enterprise without having to manage hardware. Read More A number of users are reporting that pretty much any and all ...

Moderna gets nod to speed up virus vaccine output with bigger vials
Reuters - 2021-04-02
(Reuters) - The U.S. drug regulator gave Moderna Inc clearance to speed up output of its COVID-19 vaccine by letting it fill a single vial with up to 15 doses, with the United States banking on rapid immunisation to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

NASA plans to wow the public with new moon landing video, images - 2021-04-02
ORLANDO, Fla., April 2 (UPI) --NASA has started intense planning to capture public attention with high-definition video, photos and possible live streaming from the moon during upcoming Artemis missions. Grainy delayed footage -- sometimes in black and ...

A few glasses of wine per week may ward off cataracts, study says - 2021-04-02
Cataracts are a threat to the vision of millions, but new study suggests a welcome aid to prevention: wine. A few glasses of alcohol -- especially red wine -- a week may help reduce your risk of cataract surgery, new British research suggests ...

We tried the Meghan Markle-backed latte brand
Fortune - 2021-04-02
Hannah Mendoza launched Clevr Blends in 2019. I formulated all of our products in my home kitchen, Um, and it actually took about a year, a formulation to basically get the taste and texture of ...

Exclusive: Tencent's Timi gaming studio generated $10 billion in 2020, sources say
Business Insider - 2021-04-02
Chinese tech giant Tencent's Timi Studios, maker of popular video games Honor of Kings and Call of Duty Mobile, generated revenue of $10 billion last year, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

FDA approves at-home, non-presecription COVID-19 tests - 2021-04-02
April 2 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two more at-home COVID-19 screening tests that can be purchased over-the-counter. The FDA made the announcement in a release Thursday, stating the approvals were given to "get more tests ...

Moderna gets nod to fill up to 15 doses per vial of its COVID-19 vaccine
Reuters - 2021-04-02
(Reuters) - Moderna Inc on Thursday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an additional multi-dose vial of its COVID-19 vaccine in which each vial contains a maximum of 15 doses, increasing the number of doses available.

New Variants 'Inevitable', but CMO Predicts Wide Portfolio of Vaccines in 2 Years
Medscape - 2021-04-02
It would be unrealistic to think that border controls could prevent new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus entering the UK, Professor Chris Whitty has warned. Current policy was to limit their spread, England's Chief Medical Officer said. He also repeated ...

Teen Vaccine Trials, Vaccination Milestone, Increasing Cases and Hospitalisations: COVID-19 Global Weekly Highlights
Medscape - 2021-04-02
These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. Brazil is facing a worsening COVID-19 situation with 18 states having ICU occupancy rates above 90% on Tuesday, and 100% in Amapá and Mato Grosso do Sul. The country recorded a new ...

British Embassy hosts COP26 Scotland climate change conference preview for PH business leaders
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-02
The British Embassy in Manila recently convened a virtual roundtable of Philippine business leaders to discuss climate change in the lead-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November ...

As WHO highlights COVID animal origins, China wildlife crackdown needs more teeth - experts
Reuters - 2021-04-02
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China and its neighbours must not only crack down on wildlife trade but also shut legal loopholes that allow disease-prone species to be farmed, experts said after an investigation team concluded that COVID-19 most likely originated in ...

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