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Upgraded Camiguin Airport to boost economy, tourism in Northern Mindanao — DOTr

Economic, tourism, and employment opportunities in the province of Camiguin are expected to improve as the Department of Transportation (DOTr) inaugurated on Friday, Oct. 22, the upgraded Camiguin Airport. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade led the opening of the newly-improved airport which he said will also help to enhance connectivity and mobility in Camiguin and in the entire Northern Mindanao region. According to Tugade, the airport’s improved and expanded Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) can now receive more tourists as the island is set to reopen to travelers starting Oct. 25 — its first time opening since the start of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. He said the gateway’s expanded PTB can now serve at least 200 passengers from its previous passenger holding capacity of 66 passengers. “Malaking ginhawa ang natapos na development projects ng DOTr at CAAP [Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines] sa Camiguin Airport. Mas maayos, mabilis at kumbinyente na rin ang serbisyo nito (The development projects of the DOTr and CAAP at the Camiguin Airport are definitely a huge help. Its service is much better, faster, and more convenient now),” Tugade said during the ceremony. Aside from the extended PTB, the DOTr chief also inaugurated other completed development projects including the airport’s administration building, fire station building, and the completed runway slope. Being the province’s lone airport, Camiguin Airport is expected to offer a comfortable and convenient travel experience for passengers while ensuring an equitable and inclusive growth in the areas of employment, trade, and investments in both the province and in the Northern Mindanao region. Despite being a small province, Camiguin boasts a wide array of tourist attractions including the ASEAN Heritage Park Mt. Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok mountain range, unspoiled white island beaches such as the Mantigue Island, pristine diving spots, natural hot and cold springs, and waterfalls. The annual celebration of the Lanzones Festival as thanksgiving for the harvest of the island’s famous fruit was also a crowd drawer before the pandemic.

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Qantas to step up international flying amid 'massive demand' from Australians

By Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) -Qantas Airways Ltd said on Friday it would speed up plans to restart flights to

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Nnamdi Kanu in court: Ipob leader say im no dey guilty, judge adjourn case to November 10

Leader of di Indigenuous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu don tok say im no dey guilty to some of di charges wey Nigeria goment accuse am of.

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Canadian telecoms firm Rogers' board removes chairman after family feud erupts into open

By Eva Mathews and Moira Warburton (Reuters) -The board of Rogers Communications Inc voted to remove Edward Rogers as chairman,

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Did Lil Durk cheat on India Royale AGAIN? Rapper kills rumors with raunchy pic

The rapper ended up deleting his Instagram account which further fueled the speculations. Durk’s girlfriend India too archived their pics on Instagram

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Ohio mixes up Wright Brothers' commemorative license plate

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles was forced to announce a new license plate to commemorate the Wright Brothers twice on Thursday after getting the design mixed up.

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Factbox-Electric-vehicle batteries: major players and their expansion plans

By Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - The global auto industry's shift to electric vehicles (EVs) has spurred an expansion race

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R Ashwin out, Hardik Pandya in: VVS Laxman names his India Playing XI for clash against Pakistan in T20 World Cup

VVS Laxman showed faith in Team India's batting strength, fielding seven batters and just two seamers for the clash.

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Director of photography killed, movie director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie set

On the set of the movie "Rust" in New Mexico, its director of photography was killed and movie director injured after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on Thursday, according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN.

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Karwa Chauth 2021 Dress Ideas: Top 15 Classy Styles For You to Rock The Event

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'Project Runway' slammed for highlighting race, fans say 'FASHION DOESNT SEE RACE'

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Calgary beats Chicago 4-1, keeping Blackhawks winless

Jason Dickinson, Tanner Pearson and Brock Boeser scored their first goals of the season as the Vancouver Canucks topped the winless Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night

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Pandemic opens doors to switch jobs in Japan, but pay not rising much

By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly helped Japan's nursing homes and information technology (IT) companies

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Alec Baldwin shooting – update: Actor fatally shoots cinematographer and injures director with prop gun on Rust set

Alec Baldwin misfired a prop gun on the set of his film Rust, that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. The movie was being filmed at the Bonanza Creek ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico on Thursday (21 October) and has now been shut down. Santa Fe County deputies were called to the scene soon after the incident took place. Hutchins was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital by helicopter where she died. Her death was confirmed by the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said in a statement that Hutchins and Souza were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by 68-year-old Baldwin, who is the producer and actor for the new film. No one was arrested in the incident, and no charges have been filed so far, the office said. “This incident remains an active investigation. As more information becomes available, updates will be provided,” the sheriff’s department said. Read More Rust: Woman dead and another injured after prop gun misfires on set of Alec Baldwin movie

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Sudhaa Chandran Appeals to PM Modi; Says It Hurts to Be ‘Grilled’ at the Airport

Sudhaa Chandran said that officials ask her to 'remove her prosthetic' despite her requests to do an ETD instead.

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Miller injures ankle, Broncos slide to 4th straight loss

Broncos star linebacker Von Miller left Thursday night’s game against the Browns late in the first half with an apparent left leg injury

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'Journey From Anxiety to Assurance': PM Modi on 1 Bn Vaccine Landmark

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded the completion of 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines as a 'bhagirath' effort.

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Blank slate to best hope: Can Youngkin rescue the Va. GOP?

Skeptical Virginia Republicans have come around to Glenn Youngkin, the party's candidate for governor

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Batch of 698,600 doses of AstraZeneca arrives in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 700,000 doses of AstraZeneca purchased by the private sector arrived in the Philippines on Friday morning.A batch of 698,600 doses of AstraZeneca arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. and presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion were at the NAIA to welcome the arrival of the vaccines.This shipment of vaccine came just hours after the Philippines on Thursday night received 1,014,390 doses of Pfizer and 400,000 doses of Sputnik V. These batches of vaccines are part of the government’s procured supply.Galvez said an interview streamed by State-run PTV that the country is expecting another batch of Pfizer doses to arrive in the country. He added that they are hoping to “breach 100 million vaccines that will be delivered by end of the month.”The government’s vaccination program moved to cover the general adult population, and more recently, minors as it ramps up inoculation.Galvez said they intend to focus on the vaccination of children.“We included another hospital in the pool region of [National Capital Region, so more than 23 hospitals are now conducting simultaneous inoculation for children,” he added.The Food and Drug Administration has so far approved Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer and Moderna to be used for children aged 12 to 17 years old.Government data showed that as of October 21, the country has so far administered 54,444,161 doses of vaccines against COVID-19. There are 25,101,222 Filipinos who have so far completed their vaccines, while 29,342,939 are waiting for the second jabs.COVID-19 cases in the country hit 2,740,111 on Thursday, with 4,806 new infections tallied on that day. Of these, 65,835 remain as active cases. — Kristine Joy Patag with reports from Christian Deiparine

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Regional carrier SkyWest cancels 700 U.S. flights over technical woes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. regional air carrier SkyWest Airlines cancelled about 700 flights because of an internal computer issue that crippled

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McAuliffe's backslapping political brand put to test in 2021

Terry McAuliffe won Virginia’s 2013 governor’s race by embracing his own brand of personal politics that rely on decades-old friendships, backslapping charisma and tell-it-like-it-is authenticity

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Some LGUs want their cemeteries open for 2 days during ‘Undas’ — LPP

MANILA, Philippines — Some local government units (LGUs) outside Metro Manila are requesting that cemeteries in their areas be opened from Oct. 30 to 31 with minimum health protocols imposed, the president of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) said Friday.The government’s pandemic task force recently passed a resolution closing cemeteries in the country beginning Oct. 29 and until Nov. 2, for All Saints Day and All Souls Day, which are traditionally celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2.“Kami naman po ay sumusunod sa regulasyon ng IATF ( Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) at kung isasara nga po yung mga sementeryo sa apat

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Arbitration panel rejects Future's plea on Reliance deal in dispute with Amazon

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Singapore arbitration panel has rejected Future Retail's plea to quash an order from last year

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Blanding makes her voice heard in Virginia governor's race

A Black activist and educator is making her presence known as a third-party candidate in Virginia governor's race

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Biden was relaxed, funny, in command. But that won't be enough

President Joe Biden is facing the most difficult period of his still-young presidency, but you wouldn't have known it watching the relaxed, optimistic, joke-cracking politician who took questions at the CNN town hall on Thursday night, writes Frida Ghitis.

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