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Hong Kong pro-democracy paper unable to pay staff after asset freeze: aide

Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper warned Monday it is unable to pay staff and is at imminent risk of

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Stocks, Yields Decline as Fed Pivot Saps Reflation: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks slid Monday and longer-term Treasury yields fell as investors dialed back bets on higher inflation and stimulus-fueled

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Bacolod resorts ordered closed on June 24, Feast of St. John

BACOLOD CITY – The city government of Bacolod and provincial government of Negros Occidental have ordered residents to refrain from going to beach resorts and water parks during the Feast of St. John on June 24 in order to prevent influx of people that may cause the possible increase on the local transmission of COVID-19. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has issued an executive order for the closure of all beaches, resorts, and water parks from June 23 to June 25 in line with the Feast of San John, to avoid COVID-19 super spreader activities. People would usually flock to the beach and water parks to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones. But, with the ongoing pandemic, mass gathering is strictly prohibited to prevent the transmission of the virus. Police Lt. Abegael Donasco, Negros Occidental police information officer, said that police chiefs already talked with the resort owners and barangay officials in their respective areas to remind them of the governor’s order, as sanctions may be imposed on them if they commit violations. Although there is no need for police deployment, Donasco said that policemen will conduct patrolling in the resorts to ensure that nobody violates the protocol. For Bacolod, the city officials thanked the resorts and cafe owners for agreeing to close their establishments on June 24. Mayor Evelio Leonardia said that such development is a big boost to the city’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus. Both LGUs have recently expressed concern as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, affecting more residents. “At this time, when our COVID-19 numbers are still high, the cooperation of everybody is a must,” Leonardia said.

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Swedish PM’s 11th-Hour Survival Pitch Fails Before Key Vote

(Bloomberg) -- A last-ditch proposal by Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to end a government crisis was rebuffed by his

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Who is Kasi Bennett? Usain Bolt welcomes twins Saint Leo and Thunder with girlfriend

Kasi Bennett, a lawyer and business manager, had spoken out against Usain Bolt when her photo in bed with another woman surfaced in 2016

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Bihar artists demand pension, life insurance citing poor financial status

Birendra Kumar, a painter, said the need for economic support for artists has been felt intensely during the Covid pandemic induced lockdown.

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On International Yoga Day, MP launches mega vaccination campaign

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan requested people to participate in the mega vaccination drive.

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What happened to Fifth Harmony? TWICE dethrones girl group from top debut spot

Fifth Harmony lost the numero uno position of the biggest debut of an all-girl band EP on the Billboard 200 chart to K-pop group TWICE

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India protest 'unfair' Tokyo Olympic rules for Covid-hit nations

India's Olympic body has slammed as "unfair" strict rules imposed by the Japanese government on athletes from several Covid-hit nations

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Israel allows some Gaza exports, one month after truce

GAZA/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel allowed a limited resumption of commercial exports from the Gaza Strip on Monday in what

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122 Cebu City bar patrons nabbed for violating COVID-19 health protocols

CEBU CITY – Police rounded up more than 200 persons over the weekend here for violating various protocols meant to stop the spread of COVID-19. City Councilor Joel Garganera, chief of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) here, said 212 persons were apprehended during the conduct of “Oplan: Bulabog” from Saturday to Sunday. The simultaneous operations were conducted from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. The bulk of the apprehension came from a high-end bar in Barangay Barrio Luz. Operatives of the Mabolo Police Station and personnel of the Prevention, Restoration, Order, Beautification, and Enhancement (PROBE) team accosted 122 persons at Verified Lounge, which is located on the roof deck of the Avenir Building along Archbishop Ave. While selling and consuming alcoholic beverage are already allowed in the city, PROBE chief Raquel Arce said those who were caught in the bar were penalized for violating the 11 p.m. curfew. Proper social distancing was also not observed during Saturday night’s raid. The apprehended persons were brought to PROBE’s holding facility. Each violator was fined P500 while those who were not able to pay were asked to render community service. Management of the bar was also issued a show-cause order for violating the city ordinance. Garganera revealed that authorities have been monitoring the bar but because of its location, it took time before the violation was caught. “We have been monitoring them but it was hard to catch them because they were in the roof deck. While the police were on their way up, the customers will already scamper and hide in fire exits. For a time they’ve been successful in evading our enforcers, there is always a time for everything and it’s time for them to face the consequence of their actions,” Garganera said. Following the issuance of the show-cause order, the bar’s permit to serve liquor will be suspended pending investigation, Garganera said. “Considering the gravity of their blatant violations of our existing Executive Orders, we might endorse for the revocation of their liquor permit. This will serve as a lesson to all who disregard our safety in this pandemic,” Garganera said.

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7 killed, more than 40 injured in 10 mass shootings across the US over the weekend

There have been 293 mass shootings in 2021 as of Monday morning, according to gunviolencearchive.org.

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Maersk VC co-leads funding round in Egyptian start-up Trella

(Corrects typo in CEO's surname throughout) By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) - Egyptian startup Trella, a digital platform connecting truckers

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Indian Railways to get 50 special trains back on track from today. Check full list

Earlier, this week, Union railways minister Piyush Goyal had revealed a list of trains that are going to be back on track from today, and then more which will resume services later this week and onwards.

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T1 exacts sweet revenge against VP for ESL One crown and massive momentum going to The International

Reigning Southeast Asian king T1 took a sweet 3-2 revenge win over CIS online powerhouse Virtus.pro to seize the ESL One Summer 2021 championship early Monday, June 21 (PH time). Indonesian position-4 support Kenny “Xepher” Deo on his Nyx Assassin with Aghanim’s Scepter powered T1’s come-from-behind victory in the title-clinching Game 5 to take home the $175,000 (P8.5 million) top prize. Filipino captain-offlaner Carlo “Kuku” Palad and his crew’s extended stay in Kiev, Ukraine following their third-place finish in the WePlay AniMajor greatly paid off as they also built massive momentum heading to The International 10 which stakes the highest prize pool in esports history at $40 million (P1,9 billion). The online ESL One Summer tourney featured fellow TI10 direct invites in Team Secret, Alliance, Quincy Crew and VP as well as former TI champions OG and Nigma. T1 actually had a strong start in the winner-takes-all game behind Kuku’s Broodmother but VP snatched the lead and looked poised to capture the trophy by winning team fights on the back of Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin’s Timbersaw and Danil “gpk” Iskutin’s Invoker. The boys of Park “March” Tae-won sparked the comeback when Xepher got his Aghanim’s Scepter in the 24th minute that bought time for Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon’s Faceless Void and Karl “Karl” Jayme’s Leshrac to farm their core items. With Xepher and fellow Indonesian support Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon’s Warlock at the backline, T1 managed to outplay VP in crucial clashes and eventually end the series with a 42-minute triumph. T1 overcame a 2-1 deficit and forced a championship decider mostly thanks to Kuku’s Axe and Xepher’s Nyx Assassin in Game 4. The rising Southeast Asian stars avenged their 2-1 defeat to VP in the upper bracket finals after sweeping Alliance, 2-0, in the lower bracket earlier. T1 also crushed European team Vikin.gg, 2-0, and reasserted their dominance to AniMajor rival Quincy Crew, 2-0, on its way to the ESL title. Kuku and the squad now set their sights on the Aegis of Champions and the lion’s share of the whopping $40 million prize pool in the TI10 scheduled on August 5-15 at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Tesco old boys square up in U.S. bid for Morrisons

By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice's (CD&R) pursuit of British supermarket group

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UK minister says pension 'triple lock' not under threat

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

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California weighs extending eviction protections past June

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and lawmakers are negotiating whether to extend the state's ban on evictions for unpaid rent

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Naspers offshoot Prosus reports earnings boost from Tencent stake

By Toby Sterling and Promit Mukherjee AMSTERDAM/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Prosus NV, the international investment arm of South Africa's Naspers, reported

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A Tennessee father, his infant daughter and eight other children were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on an Alabama highway

A Tennessee father and his infant daughter were among 10 people -- nine of whom were children -- killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on an Alabama highway this weekend.

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Hundreds of young people queue at Spurs’ stadium for vaccines

Hundreds of young people flocked to a mass vaccination centre at Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Sunday to get their coronavirus vaccine. The event was open to people aged 18 or older who booked ahead or simply turned up. Spurs ambassadors Ledley King, Gary Mabbutt and Ossie Ardiles welcomed Londoners at the start of the day. Spurs said that all people attending would receive a 20 per cent discount code for stadium tours and The Dare Skywalk. London has experienced lower rates of vaccination than other parts of the country but is entering a “summer sprint”, according to the regional director for London at Public Health England (PHE). Professor Kevin Fenton said the capital’s vaccination drive had been making “incredible progress” over the past few weeks. “We’re just about entering into a final summer sprint, where we’re working with local authorities to get the rates up among everybody over age 18, but especially those aged over 40,” he said. “That’s our number one focus in the city now.” On Saturday, thousands of young people were jabbed at mass vaccination centres at West Ham, Chelsea and Charlton. All those over 18 are now eligible for a vaccine and Londoners have been urged to get jabbed as cases of the Delta variant rise. On Saturday there was surge testing in Clapham, Brixton, West Norwood and Vauxhall after clusters of the variant were detected. Prof Fenton said health officials always knew getting vaccines into the arms of all Londoners would be harder than in other parts of the country. He told LBC: “London is a large metropolitan area population of nine million. “It’s very diverse – we have pockets of poverty, deprivation, we have people who travel and move across the city. “If you look at other vaccination programmes, London generally had lower rates of vaccine uptake than other regions because of many of the issues that I’ve mentioned.” As well as extra staff and mass vaccination sites, Prof Fenton said the effort needs “working in communities and knocking on doors, making sure we have those outreach persons giving vaccines”. He said the PHE staff in London were “really dealing with hesitancy that people may have about getting vaccinated, it’s safety, or where to get it done”. Meanhwhile NHS England data shows a total of 8,206,429 jabs were given to people in London between December 8 and June 19, including 4,968,972 first doses and 3,237,457 second doses. This compares with 6,697,597 first doses and 5,124,624 second doses given to people in the Midlands, a total of 11,822,221. Read More Ledley King column: Eriksen collapse brings home how tough schedule is Ledley King column: I’m surprised Dier missed out when we need leaders Police called to summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge

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India vs New Zealand, WTC Final, Southampton weather today: Rain expected to play spoilsport on Day 4 at Rose Bowl

The Southampton weather forecast for Monday tells a disheartening story. It suggests that rain is inevitable and the humidity would also be on the higher side.

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North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Euros prediction, kick off time today, team news, lineups, venue, h2h results, latest odds

The Netherlands will tonight look to head into the knockout stages at Euro 2020 boasting a 100 per cent record as they take on North Macedonia in Amsterdam. Following a thrilling 3-2 opening win over Ukraine, Frank de Boer’s side sealed top spot in Group C and a place in the last 16 with a game to spare on Thursday night as goals from Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries secured a comfortable 2-0 defeat of Austria. It is a very pleasing start to the Netherlands’ first major international tournament since 2014 and the Oranje will be heavily favoured to make it three wins out of three against North Macedonia next. The debutants cannot hope to lift off the bottom of Group C after successive defeats by Austria and Ukraine, with the latter confirming their early Euros exit. Date, kick-off time and venue North Macedonia vs Netherlands is scheduled for a 5pm BST kick-off on Monday, June 21, 2021. The match will be held at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. Where to watch North Macedonia vs Netherlands TV channel: Monday’s match will be televised on ITV for free, with Ukraine vs Austria available on ITV 4 with the final round of games in each group taking place concurrently. Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch both matches online via the ITV Hub. North Macedonia vs Netherlands team news With top spot in Group C already assured, De Boer could be tempted to make changes and rest some of his key players on Monday ahead of a last-16 tie against the third-placed side from one of Groups D, E or F in Budapest on Sunday, June 27. The likes of Nathan Ake, Davy Klaassen, Ryan Gravenberch and Donyell Malen could all come in. North Macedonia, meanwhile, are expected to be unchanged after a penalty from Leeds’ Ezgjan Alioski meant they pushed Ukraine all the way in Bucharest on Thursday. North Macedonia vs Netherlands predicted lineups North Macedonia XI: Dimitrievski; S Ristovski, Velkovski, Musliu, Nikolov, Ademi, Alioski, Bardi, Spirovski; Pandev, Elmas Netherlands XI: Stekelenburg; Dumfries, De Ligt, Ake, Blind, Van Aanholt; Klaassen, Gravenberch, Wijnaldum; Depay, Malen North Macedonia vs Netherlands prediction North Macedonia have certainly not disgraced themselves on their major tournament debut by any means, but were always expected to lack the necessary quality - particularly in defence - to mount a genuine push for the knockout stages. But spearheaded by the evergreen Goran Pandev, they showed against Ukraine that they are capable of making life uncomfortable for teams with higher ambitions. That shouldn’t be the case here though, with the Netherlands brimming with confidence on home soil and eager to make up for lost time after failing to qualify for both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Even if De Boer rings the changes to protect his top players for the last 16, this should be a comfortable home triumph. Netherlands 3-0 North Macedonia Head to head (h2h) history and results North Macedonia wins: 0 Netherlands wins: 2 Draws: 2 Betting odds and tips North Macedonia win: 19/2 Netherlands win: 3/10 Draw: 21/5 Odds via 888sport (subject to change). Click here to find out more. Read More North Macedonia vs Netherlands TV channel and live stream: Where to watch Euros fixture for FREE online in UK Netherlands 2-0 Austria: Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries secure top spot in Euros Group C

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Sara Ali Khan and Madhuri Dixit show how to do Vrikshasana in Yoga Day post

International Yoga Day 2021: Sara Ali Khan and Madhuri Dixit Nene are inspiring their followers to stay fit by doing Vrikshasana or the Standing Tree Pose.

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Kevin Feige hints at future MCU spin-offs

Kevin Feige has teased that there could be more spin-offs and prequels like 'Black Widow' for other Marvel characters in the future.

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