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'Life-threatening' tornado rips through Woodridge, Internet shares shocking pics to show damage

One user said, 'Confirmed major damage in the Woodridge IL area west side of Chicago with injuries'

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IKEA, Rockefeller foundations to pledge $1 billion in clean energy push

(Reuters) - IKEA Foundation, the charitable arm of the world's biggest furniture retailer, and the Rockefeller Foundation said on Monday

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UK minister says pretty sure pension 'triple lock' will stay

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Monday he was "pretty sure" the so-called 'triple lock' system

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Archbishop of Canterbury takes turn as Big Issue seller

The Archbishop of Canterbury has stepped in as a Big Issue vendor for the day to highlight homelessness. Justin Welby joined a local Big Issue vendor, Lee Welham, on a shift outside the Round Church in Cambridge. The pair struck up a friendship while the archbishop has been in Cambridge on study leave. A representative at The Big Issue – which enlists people who are homeless and vulnerable to sell the magazine to help them earn a legitimate income – said the sell-off experience was a “great opportunity to show the archbishop, on a small scale, what everyday life selling the magazine on the streets is like”. The archbishop who sold five copies of the magazine in the space of 40 minutes, said he was “hugely grateful” for the opportunity, adding that homelessness is a “profoundly” important issue for the church. He said: “The Big Issue changes lives and changes society. Each time you stop for a chat with a vendor and buy a copy of the magazine, you are part of that change. “I’m hugely grateful to have had the chance to go on a shift with Lee and get a glimpse of what it’s like selling The Big Issue. “When we look at the life and ministry of Jesus – who famously said he had no place to lay his head – it’s clear that homelessness is an issue that matters profoundly to God, and that tackling poverty together is the essential work of a society where every person is truly valued.” Mr Welham, 37, said: “It was brilliant to show the archbishop that everyone does treat the vendors well around here. I’ve built a lovely community. Each and every one of these people here comes and says hello to me every morning.” Read More Watch live as Joe Biden signs Juneteenth National Independence Day Act House asking prices at record high for third month, says Rightmove Reading terror attack: Family and friends pay tribute to victims at memorial service one year on

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Scientists closer to understanding why people die of a ‘broken heart’

Scientists are one step closer to working out why some people die of a broken heart, with the combination of long-term stress and experiencing a stressful event thought to trigger a condition known as broken heart syndrome. Also known as takotsubo syndrome, broken heart syndrome has symptoms similar to those of a heart attack and can include chest pain and shortness of breath. The syndrome can cause a range of complications and is thought to affect around 2,500 people in the UK each year. Those affected are mainly post-menopausal women and, in some cases, the syndrome can be fatal. New research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the journal Cardiovascular Research has found that two molecules linked to increased stress levels play a key role in the development of the syndrome. Experts from Imperial College London found that increased levels of microRNAs -16 and -26a (small molecules that regulate how genes are decoded) increase the chance of suffering the syndrome. During lab work, the researchers examined human and rat heart cells and measured how they responded to adrenaline after exposure to the two molecules. When researchers looked at heart cells that had been treated with the microRNAs, they saw that the cells were more sensitive to adrenaline and more likely to develop loss of contraction. Changes linked to broken heart syndrome were therefore seen at lower levels of adrenaline. MicroRNAs -16 and -26a are linked to depression, anxiety and increased stress levels, suggesting that longer-term stress followed by a dramatic shock could trigger the effects seen in broken heart syndrome. Experts hope a blood test or drugs may now be developed in the future in response to the findings. Sian Harding, professor of cardiac pharmacology at Imperial College London, said: “Takotsubo syndrome is a serious condition, but until now the way it occurs has remained a mystery. “We don’t understand why some people respond in this way to a sudden emotional shock while many do not. “This study confirms that prior stress, and the microRNAs associated with it, can predispose a person to developing takotsubo syndrome in situations of future stress. “Stress comes in many forms and we need further research to understand these chronic stress processes.” Professor Metin Avkiran, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “Takotsubo syndrome is a sudden and potentially catastrophic heart problem but our knowledge about what causes it remains limited. “As such, it is vital that we learn more about this neglected condition and develop new ways of preventing and treating it. “This research is not only a crucial step towards better understanding of this mysterious disease but also could provide new ways to identify and treat those at risk of takotsubo. “We now need further research to determine if drugs that block these microRNAs could be the key to avoiding broken hearts.” Broken heart syndrome often occurs following a particularly intense event. This could include the death of a loved one, a life-threatening medical diagnosis, losing a lot of money, a redundancy or the end of a relationship. Currently, there exist no treatments to prevent a repeat attack of the syndrome. Additional reporting by PA Read More Watch live as Joe Biden signs Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities EXPLAINER: What's behind the heat wave in the American West?

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DILG official inspects Las Pinas vaccination site

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Mindanao Affairs and Special Concerns Marjorie Jalosjos visited on Monday, June 21, a vaccination site in Las Pinas City and lauded it for a very organized rollout of vaccines to city residents. Jalosjos visited the Las Pinas vaccination site to monitor and check the city government’s vaccination program. She lauded the Las Pinas City government for having 18 vaccination sites that are properly managed. Vice Mayor April Aguilar said the city is looking for more sites for vaccination if the need arises. Aguilar said the local government is committed to achieve herd immunity through a massive vaccination program. She bared that once the vaccines are delivered to the city, the local government will promptly schedule the vaccine rollout in the 18 vaccination sites located around the city. She also commended medical frontliners and the staff at the vaccination sites for not taking a day off from their work due to the successive delivery of vaccines. The vice-mayor added that Mayor Imelda Aguilar wants a fast-paced vaccination program in the city.

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Is Russia vs Denmark on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture

Denmark are hoping to secure their first victory of Euro 2020 when they welcome Russia to Copenhagen in Group B tonight. The Danes’ campaign has been entirely overshadowed by Christian Eriksen’s shocking cardiac arrest during their opening game against Finland. The country’s talisman is now recovering at home after being discharged at hospital, with Denmark’s return to the pitch against Belgium marked by tributes to the midfielder. Yussuf Poulsen gave Denmark the lead in a highly charged start before Belgium’s quality eventually told in a 2-1 victory for Roberto Martinez’s side, which guaranteed their place in the last 16. Russia can ensure themselves of a place in the knockout stages, too, if they are victorious tonight after Aleksei Miranchuk inspired Stanislav Cherchesov’s side to a 1-0 victory against Finland. Here is everything you need to know: When is it and what time is kick-off? The match will begin at 8pm BST at Parken in Copenhagen on Monday 21 June. How can I watch it online and on TV? The match will be broadcast live on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer with coverage beginning at 7.30pm. What is the team news? Mario Fernandes was taken off on a stretcher during Russia’s victory against Finland which is likely to force a change on the right side of defence. Denmark did not suffer any new injury concerns against Belgium, but Jonas Wind and Mathias Jensen are both pushing for a place in the starting XI. Predicted line-ups Russia: Safonov; Barinov, Diveev, Dzhikiya; Karavaev, Ozdoev, Zobnin, Golovin, Kuzyaev; Miranchuk; Dzyuba Denmark: Schmeichel; Wass, Kjaer, Christensen, Maehle; Delaney, Hojbjerg, Jensen; Braithwaite, Wind, Poulsen Odds Russia - 17/4 Draw - 11/4 Denmark - 4/6 Prediction Denmark have endured an understandably difficult tournament but in front of a home crowd they should have the quality to take all three points. Russia 0-2 Denmark. Read More Watch live as fans clap for Denmark’s Number 10, Christian Eriksen Russia vs Denmark prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out tonight Russia vs Denmark predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Euro 2020 fixture tonight

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Stocks fall as hawkish Fed reverberates; Treasury yields slide

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks dropped on Monday after last week's surprise hawkish shift by the U.S.

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Finland vs Belgium live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV

Belgium have produced two professional displays to take six points from their opening two Group B matches at Euro 2020. They struggled to cope with Denmark in the first half of their game on Thursday, but Roberto Martinez’s substitutions made the difference as Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Axel Witsel changed the game to secure a 2-1 victory. Now they will look to build on that second half display by securing a third successive victory over a Finland side who sit precariously on three points. Finland could not follow up their win against Denmark as they lost 1-0 to Russia and realistically need a point here to make their progression through to the last 16 an absolute certainty. Here is everything you need to know about the match. When is the match? The game kicks off at 8pm on Monday 21 June in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Where can I watch it? The match will be shown live on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, and can be streamed via the BBC iPlayer. What is the team news? Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard were brought on by Belgium boss Roberto Martinez in their match against Denmark and the pair changed the game for their side. You imagine Martinez will be looking to put them in the starting line-up for this one. Finland have a full strength squad to select from as coach Markku Kanerva looks to cause a major upset against Belgium. Predicted line-ups FIN - Hradecky; O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio; Uronen, Kamara, Sparv, Kauko, Raitala; Pukki, Lod. BEL - Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard; De Bruyne, Lukaku, E Hazard. Odds Finland - 10/1 Draw -17/4 Belgium - 3/10 Prediction Finland played well against Russia in their last match and were unfortunate to come away with nothing. They will feel a point is enough to take them through to the second round, but you feel Belgium’s quality up front will eventually prevail. 1-0 Belgium. Read More Finland vs Belgium predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Euro 2020 fixture Finland vs Belgium prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out? Is Finland vs Belgium on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture

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Time: BBC viewers praise ‘heart-wrenching’ finale of hit prison drama

Viewers have lavished praise on the hit prison drama Time after the series finale aired on BBC One last night (20 June). The three-part series, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham, aired in the timeslot previously held by Line of Duty. While viewers had been able to watch the entire series on BBC iPlayer following the first episode’s airing, many have kept up with the series as it was broadcast weekly on TV. Fans shared their admiration for the series on social media, with particular praise being focused on the acting of Bean and Graham. “Thought Time on BBC1 was excellent,” wrote one viewer. “Top quality drama for a Sunday night, @StephenGraham73 was excellent, Sean Bean fantastic as well!” “Just watched #TimeBBC with @StephenGraham73 n Sean Bean......WOW such great acting,” wrote another. “Stephen is one of the best British Actors of my time.” “Unbelievable viewing, was gripped by it,” wrote someone else. “@StephenGraham73 and #SeanBean deserve awards for the acting skills given throughout the 3 episodes. “Incredibly sad at times but that definitely makes the series so much more gripping to watch.” Another person wrote: “A tough watch so 3 episodes were enough for me, but not enough either! Sean Bean broke my heart from the very first moment. All the applause to @StephenGraham73 @HannahWalters74 Jimmy McGovern, Siobhan Finneran, Sue Johnstone.” Viewers also described the series as “heart-wrenching” and “a masterclass”. Earlier this month, the BBC revealed that Time’s first episode had been viewed 8.4 million times on iPlayer, making it the broadcaster’s biggest new drama of 2021 to date. All three episodes of Time are currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Read More Watch live as Joe Biden signs Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Marvel supervillain Tom Hiddleston will read CBeebies Bedtime Story about a superhero potato EastEnders: 27 best forgotten characters in BBC soap’s history

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MPs tell government to upgrade e-passport gates to read Covid tests

A cross-party group of MPs have called on the government to upgrade e-passport gates at airports to read Covid tests in time for the return of mass foreign travel. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on coronavirus said the measure will help reduce queueing and crowding at airport arrival halls. In a report released on Sunday night the MPs also say Covid “green passes” for international travel should include test results to reduce the need for paper documentation. And they say the government must consider measures to reduce the cost of tests, perhaps introducing a VAT exemption or price caps. “The rapid growth of the Delta variant has shown how we must be vigilant against the risks posed by international travel,” said Caroline Lucas, the group's vice-chair. "Yet despite repeated warnings, ministers are still failing to address overcrowding at airports or fake test certificates that are allowing Covid cases to slip through the cracks. “Upgrading e-gates and digitising test results would reduce the risk of transmission in airports and ensure we are no longer relying solely on Border Force officials to spot fraudulent documents. The government must learn from its mistakes and ensure its border policy is watertight.” The need to manually check test results has led to many airports closing e-gates or requiring a second layer personnel, adding to waiting times. Travellers have reported long waits and overcrowding at some entry points to the country. The government has been criticised for allowing people arriving at UK airports from high-risk countries to mix with those from low-risk countries. Layla Moran, the APPG’s chair, said: “Any digital Covid green pass for international travel should include test results in addition to vaccination status to better defend against new variants. The government must not yet again allow international travel to jeopardise the hard-won progress we’ve made against the virus. “Once this is in place, the government should also consider measures to reduce the costs of tests such as a VAT exemption or a price cap, as has been done in other European countries. Until we vaccinate the world, testing will remain crucial to our efforts to detect new variants and keep the virus under control.” The government is currently reviewing arrangements for international travel, which remains banned to most countries for all but exceptional reasons. Responding to the APPG's recommendation's, a government spokesperson said: “Our international travel policy is guided by one overwhelming priority – public health – and traffic light allocations are based on a range of factors including genomic surveillance capability, transmission risk and Variants of Concerns. “We are committed to protecting the country against the risk of variants, and every essential check introduced – from testing to the Passenger Locator Form – is helping prevent new variants making it into the UK. “As set out by the Global Travel Taskforce, we continue to engage with international partners, to explore how we can open international travel safely.” Read More White House won’t ‘simply accept China saying no’ on probe in Covid origin, says national security adviser Covid UK news: Winter lockdown possible says top PHE expert as thousands of over-18s queue for vaccine Covid: Minister doesn’t rule out winter lockdown after PHE expert says ‘we may have to’ reimpose measure

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Finland vs Belgium predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Euro 2020 fixture

The winner of Group B will face a third place qualifier in the second round of the European Championships. For the runner-up, it is a tie with the second place from Group A. Belgium look set to top the group as they need just a point in their match against Finland. But the Finns could earn themselves a favourable draw if they manage to finish in the top two of the group, which they will do if they can match Russia’s result. With Denmark and Russia playing at the same time, it promises to be an intriguing battle for the runner-up spot in the group, with no guarantees of qualification for those finishing third. Here is everything you need to know about the match. When is the match? The game kicks off at 8pm on Monday 21 June in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Where can I watch it? The match will be shown live on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, and can be streamed via the BBC iPlayer. What is the team news? Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard were brought on by Belgium boss Roberto Martinez in their match against Denmark and the pair changed the game for their side. You imagine Martinez will be looking to put them in the starting line-up for this one. Finland have a full strength squad to select from as coach Markku Kanerva looks to cause a major upset against Belgium. Predicted line-ups FIN - Hradecky; O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio; Uronen, Kamara, Sparv, Kauko, Raitala; Pukki, Lod. BEL - Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard; De Bruyne, Lukaku, E Hazard. Odds Finland - 10/1 Draw -17/4 Belgium - 3/10 Prediction Finland played well against Russia in their last match and were unfortunate to come away with nothing. They will feel a point is enough to take them through to the second round, but you feel Belgium’s quality up front will eventually prevail. 1-0 Belgium. Read More Euro 2020 matchday 11: Five’s a crowd in tight battle for last-16 progression Robert Page laughs at Kieffer Moore’s jumping style as Wales progress to last 16 Gareth Bale ‘proud’ as Wales reach Euro 2020 knockout stage

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BOC: P9M smuggled onions seized in Subic port

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales—At least P9 million worth of smuggled onions were seized inside the Subic Bay Freeport, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday, June 20.The shipments were declared as fresh yellow onions and arrived at the Subic port on May 29, the BOC said.After inspection, the containers were found to contain fresh red onions.The BOC said the consignee failed to secure a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance from the Bureau of Plant Industry under the Department of Agriculture.Maritess Martin, head of BOC Port of Subic, said the shipments' consignees would be charged with smuggling.She said they would continue strengthening the agency's

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Biden Nuclear Envoy Ready for Talks ‘Anytime’ With North Korea

(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden’s point man for North Korea said the U.S. was ready for talks “anywhere, anytime” with

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Hong Kong to Reduce Quarantine; Toyota Gets Jabs: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong is preparing to shorten its mandatory hotel quarantine for international travelers from most places, as long

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Bust the Process: Hawks head to 1st East final since 2015

The Atlanta Hawks are headed to their first Eastern Conference finals since 2015

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LOOK: ‘Low vaccination’ turnout in 4 Manila sites after no walk-in policy

MANILA, Philippines — Four Manila vaccination sites had low turnouts of vaccinees after the city government announced that it will no longer allow walk-ins starting this week.In a Facebook post on Monday, the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO) said only 911 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered as of 11 AM across four malls designated as vaccination centers.Each of the four malls had an allocation of 2,500 vaccine doses.The MPIO said only 170 doses were administered from Lucky Chinatown Mall, 195 doses from Robinsons Place Manila, 233 doses from SM City Manila, and 313 doses from SM San Lazaro. The Manila go

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Covid Counting Sees New Era as Threat Shifts Away from Cases

(Bloomberg) -- After more than a year of obsessively tracking Covid-19 case numbers, epidemiologists are starting to shift focus to

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Finland vs Belgium prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out?

Belgium remain one of the favourites to lift the trophy at the end of this summer’s European Championships. Their wins over Russia and Denmark have been impressive, albeit with a degree of uncertainty in the first half against the Danes. But in their final Group B match they face a Finland side in need of a win to guarantee qualification through to the second round. That being said, a point will almost certainly book their place in the last 16 and a loss could still see them through as one of the best third place finishers. Here is everything you need to know about the match. When is the match? The game kicks off at 8pm on Monday 21 June in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Where can I watch it? The match will be shown live on BBC 1 and BBC 1 HD, and can be streamed via the BBC iPlayer. What is the team news? Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard were brought on by Belgium boss Roberto Martinez in their match against Denmark and the pair changed the game for their side. You imagine Martinez will be looking to put them in the starting line-up for this one. Finland have a full strength squad to select from as coach Markku Kanerva looks to cause a major upset against Belgium. Predicted line-ups FIN - Hradecky; O’Shaughnessy, Arajuuri, Toivio; Uronen, Kamara, Sparv, Kauko, Raitala; Pukki, Lod. BEL - Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard; De Bruyne, Lukaku, E Hazard. Odds Finland - 10/1 Draw -17/4 Belgium - 3/10 Prediction Finland played well against Russia in their last match and were unfortunate to come away with nothing. They will feel a point is enough to take them through to the second round, but you feel Belgium’s quality up front will eventually prevail. 1-0 Belgium. Read More Paul Pogba offered Manchester United contract extension as Arsenal target Andre Silva Is Russia vs Denmark on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture Finland vs Belgium live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV

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What's the plan? Corporate polluters lag on setting climate goals

By Patturaja Murugaboopathy and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists say the world needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions by

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Palace: ‘Bad eggs’ in PNP constitute ‘exception rather than the rule’

MANILA, Philippines — “Bad eggs” within the police force are just an exception rather than the rule, Malacañang said Monday as it vowed to investigate the alleged killing of a 16-year old and his companion in the hands of policemen.Ten police officers were placed under restrictive custody due to allegations that they summarily killed Jhondy Maglinte, 16, and his companion Antonio Dalis in a supposed shootout.“Hindi ko po alam ang mga pangyayari sa mga kasong sinabi mo pero sisiguraduhin ko po na matapos ito, tatawagan ko si Gen. [Guillermo] Eleazar para magkaroon ng imbestigasyon dito sa mga ito,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing when

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Dongguan becomes latest city in China's Guangdong to be hit by COVID-19

BEIJING (Reuters) - The major manufacturing hub of Dongguan in China's most populous province of Guangdong launched mass testing on

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Duterte urges Saudi Arabia to include domestic workers in labor reform initiative

The Philippines is hopeful that Saudi Arabia will expand its Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) to cover migrant workers engaged in domestic work. The country has lauded Saudi Arabia’s reforms aimed at easing some contractual restrictions on migrant workers but President Duterte hoped that such initiative will apply to Filipino domestic workers as well. Saudi Arabia introduced last March key reforms to the kafala sponsorship system, including allowing migrant workers to switch jobs and leave the country without an employer’s consent. Some rights groups however were dismayed that the reforms do not apply to other foreign workers, including domestic workers considered among the most vulnerable workers. The Philippine leader earlier called for the abolition of the “unjust” and “exploitative” kafala system that ties migrant workers to their employers in the renewal and termination of their residency and work status in the oil-rich kingdom. The kafala system, prevalent in some countries in the Middle East, has long been alleged to be rife with abuse and exploitation. READ: Duterte seeks abolition of Kafala system: ‘The Filipino is not a slave to anyone anywhere’ According to the Palace, the President welcomed Saudi Arabia’s LRI as a “significant step towards addressing issues with the existing sponsorship system” in the kingdom. “Saudi Arabia’s LRI is commendable, and President Duterte hopes for Filipino household workers’ inclusion in the reform initiative,” a Palace press statement read. The President’s message was relayed by his special envoy to Saudi Arabia, Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje, during a meeting with Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) Minister Ahmad Sulaiman Al Rajhi Sunday June 20. Also present in the meeting were Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sara Lou Arriola, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Enrico Fos, and Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto. In the meeting, the Philippine delegation expressed commitment to work with Saudi Arabia in implementing its labor reform initiative, especially in advancing the rights and welfare of migrant workers, the Palace said. READ: PH seeks to strengthen labor reform cooperation with Saudi Arabia The two nations have likewise agreed to “further heighten cooperation aimed at ensuring the well-being of Filipino migrant workers in the Kingdom underscoring their significance in Saudi Arabia’s development.” Both sides also remained committed “to work more closely together in bilateral and multilateral fora to highlight significant advancements in labor reform and fair migration.” The government likewise asked for the support of Saudi Arabia’s human resources ministry in the areas of repatriation for distressed Filipino workers and improving accessibility of consular services to Filipinos in the kingdom. A memorandum of understanding between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia on labor cooperation meantime will be forged soon. A technical working group has been crated to finalize the details of the agreement that will be based on Saudi Arabia’s LRI. Government data showed more than 865,000 Filipinos are working and living in Saudi Arabia. From this number, around 410,000 are household service workers.

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Mapua engineering student feted in DOST's #PinoyInnovator TikTok tilt

An engineering student from Mapua University who created a P35 microscope using lenses from a laser, a hairclip, and his mobile phone has emerged as a victor in the Department of Science and Technology’s first-ever #PinoyInnovator TikTok Hashtag Challenge. The DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) announced that Jeremy C. de Leon bagged the first and fourth awards in its online social media competition which seeks to inspire Filipinos to pursue science and research. In a statement, the Council said De Leon, the 2018 recipient of the DOST PCIEERD Young Innovators Program (YIP) , will receive a cash prize amounting to P25,000 for bagging the two awards – P15,000 for his P35 microscope innovation, and P5,000 for his “Flashlight Microscope-Projector.” Included in the list of winners are the following: First runner-up: Temperature Check for Door Security by @burtzx Second runner-up: DIY Fumigator by The Traveller @maf0393 Third runner-up: Loading Tray for Packages by Doc Macoi @universemd The first runner-up will receive an amount of P15,000 while the second to the fourth runner-up will receive P5,000, respectively, the DOST-PCIEERD said. Aside from cash prizes, the winners will be given trophies and certificates. DOST PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit commended “amazing ideas and inventions” of the Filipino TikTok creators. “We have high hopes that more Filipino scientists and researchers, especially the young ones, will continue to take their science journey to make incredible finds, make more discoveries, and achieve significant milestones,” he said. Kristoffer Rada, TikTok head for Public Policy, expressed hope that more Filpino youth will be inspired to create their own technological innovations. “TikTok has grown to be a home for a diverse array of creators and we are very pleased on how this competition has highlighted Filipino talents in science and technology. We hope to continually engage this vibrant community,” he said. “Through the #PinoyInnovator TikTok challenge, a lot of young content creators will be inspired to become innovators who will change the future and make new paths possible,” he added. The DOST-PCIEERD and TikTok jointly initiated the #PinoyInnovator challenge to promote science, technology, and innovation to the public.

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Russia vs Denmark prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out tonight

Russia face Denmark tonight knowing victory will guarantee them a route out of Euro 2020’s Group B this evening. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side unsurprisingly fell short in their opening game, suffering a 3-0 defeat against Belgium. However, they responded with a 1-0 victory against Finland, inspired by Atalanta’s Aleksei Miranchuk. Denmark’s campaign has been entirely overshadowed by Christain Eriksen’s shocking cardiac arrest during their opening game against Finland. The midfielder is now recovering at home after undergoing successful heart surgery in hospital, and Denmark’s subsequent 2-1 defeat by Belgium was marked by emotional tributes to their talisman. Here is everything you need to know: When is it and what time is kick-off? The match will begin at 8pm BST at Parken in Copenhagen on Monday 21 June. How can I watch it online and on TV? The match will be broadcast live on BBC Two and the BBC iPlayer with coverage beginning at 7.30pm. What is the team news? Mario Fernandes was taken off on a stretcher during Russia’s victory against Finland which is likely to force a change on the right side of defence. Denmark did not suffer any new injury concerns against Belgium, but Jonas Wind and Mathias Jensen are both pushing for a place in the starting XI. Predicted line-ups Russia: Safonov; Barinov, Diveev, Dzhikiya; Karavaev, Ozdoev, Zobnin, Golovin, Kuzyaev; Miranchuk; Dzyuba Denmark: Schmeichel; Wass, Kjaer, Christensen, Maehle; Delaney, Hojbjerg, Jensen; Braithwaite, Wind, Poulsen Odds Russia - 17/4 Draw - 11/4 Denmark - 4/6 Prediction Denmark have endured an understandably difficult tournament but in front of a home crowd they should have the quality to take all three points. Russia 0-2 Denmark. Read More Watch live as fans clap for Denmark’s Number 10, Christian Eriksen Is Russia vs Denmark on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture Russia vs Denmark predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Euro 2020 fixture tonight

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