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Pfizer not yet ready to release COVID-19 vaccine data

By Michael Erman and Manas Mishra (Reuters) - Drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it was not yet ready to

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'Hard choices' as France weighs new virus clampdown

French officials said Tuesday that tougher restrictions are looming to counter an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases, with doctors warning

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Pfizer tops earnings expectations

Pfizer is reporting a third-quarter profit of $2.19 billion

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Food workers, rural Americans go hungry despite U.S. government farm aid

By Christopher Walljasper and Gabriela Bhaskar GREEN BAY, Wis. (Reuters) - Yessenia Cendejas pulled up to a moving truck filled

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Marcus Rashford may not make BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist despite free school meals campaign

Marcus Rashford, one of the bookmakers’ favourites to win the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year, is not certain to make the shortlist for the award. The Manchester United and England star had been widely expected to win the prize after his free-school-meals campaign, but he may miss out amid uncertainty around whether he fits the award’s criteria. The award in the past has been based around sporting achievements and, as a result, Rashford could be omitted from the shortlist. When asked by Standard Sport on Tuesday morning if this could be the case, a BBC spokesperson said: “The panel of sporting experts will meet to decide SPOTY 2020 shortlist next month. The shortlist and criteria will be published in due course.” The hope for Rashford will be that the criteria for this year’s awards is different to reflect his work off the pitch. There could be scope for such a change, given the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on sport and society this year. Should Rashford be excluded from the shortlist there is likely to be a significant public backlash. The 22-year-old forced the Government into a U-turn over their policy on free school meals in the summer and has continued his fight ahead of this month’s half-term. Rashford’s case has been rejected, but he is now sharing messages on Twitter from local businesses that have pledged to support his campaign in the hope children can still be fed in the holidays.

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Wall Street futures rebound from Monday's selloff as earnings take center stage

By Medha Singh (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following the benchmark S&P 500's worst day

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How To Be Selling Sunset’s Christine Quinn For Halloween, According To Christine Quinn

“She looks cheap, but she’s expensive,” Selling Sunset's Christine Quinn tells me on a recent phone call, laughing. That’s how she describes her personal style, which has launched its own fandom after three seasons of her closet (and her take-no-shit attitude) ruling the popular Netflix series. “Apologetically chaotic comma refined,” she explains.

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‘Pastillas’ 2.0? Probe on entry of nearly 28K Chinese ‘retirees’ in PH sought

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday called for an investigation on the entry of nearly 28,000 Chinese “retirees” in the Philippines, some of whom are as young as 35 years old.The Department of Justice (DOJ) should look into whether a modus similar to the so-called "pastillas scheme" is involved in the entry of these Chinese, Pangilinan said in a message to reporters.“Kahit ganun pa ang age requirement, dapat pa rin binususi ng husto at hindi ginawang unli[mited] entry ang 28,000 na sangkatutak na Chinese sa bansa. Lalo pa[ng] kaduda-duda ang laki ng numero ng mga Chinese nationals lalo na't nabulgar ang pastillas sa [Bureau of Immigration],”

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Bharti Airtel posts highest-ever quarterly revenue on higher tariffs, data usage

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel Ltd reported its highest ever quarterly consolidated revenue on Tuesday, driven by

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Virginia infant mauled to death by family's pet German Shepherd while baby was sleeping beside parents

The parents were woken up by 'a large amount of motion' and the father saw the injuries, he immediately shot and killed the dog

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Santander Rebounds From Giant Loss With Profit, Capital Lift

(Bloomberg) -- Banco Santander SA rebounded from its worst-ever quarter with a profit that beat estimates and improved capital as

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PhilHealth makes P500-M partial payment for Red Cross’ COVID-19 tests

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has made a P500 million partial payment for its P930 million debt to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) due to the COVID-19 tests conducted by the latter.In a statement on Tuesday, PhilHealth said that the remaining balance would be paid according to government rules and regulations.PhilHealth’s debt to PRC was for the COVID-19 tests of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned to the country following the pandemic’s economic effect worldwide.“[PhilHealth] today released PHP 500 million as partial payment to the Philippine Red Cross. It will expedite processing of the remaining balance foll

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Analysis: Take a stance or tiptoe away? Corporate America's battle with social activism

By Anna Irrera, Jessica DiNapoli and Imani Moise (Reuters) - Earlier this year, a flood of major U.S. companies pledged

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Tens of thousands stage anti-France rally in Bangladesh

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday calling for a boycott of French products and

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Merck raises annual profit outlook as Keytruda drives profit beat

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday and raised its full-year earnings forecast, driven

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Swiss report 5,949 new coronavirus infections, 16 more deaths

ZURICH (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections rose by 5,949, data https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/situation-schweiz-und-international.html from Swiss health authorities showed on Tuesday, as the government

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How early voting is consistent with the polls

More folks are voting early than ever before. As of Monday afternoon, more than 60 million people have voted so far. That not only surpasses where we were at this point in 2016, it blows past the total number of people who voted early that year.

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Innovator FC Midtjylland shakes up status quo with revolutionary approach

You need to be a bit of a European geography expert to pinpoint the city of Herning -- population 50,000 -- in Denmark.

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Teck Resources quarterly adjusted profit falls 66.6%

(Reuters) - Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd reported a 66.6% fall in third-quarter adjusted profit on Tuesday, as production of

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Iran reports record 6,968 new coronavirus cases and 346 deaths in past 24 hours

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday reported 6,968 new coronavirus cases and 346 deaths in the past 24 hours, its

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Lilly misses profit projects as sales of diabetes drug slow

Eli Lilly and Co. is reporting third-quarter net income of $1.21 billion

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Public school teachers receive specialized training under the ‘new normal’ in education

To help them adjust while teaching under the new normal, public school teachers under the Department of Education (DepEd) continue to receive training on various topics. A three-day webinar has been organized for public school teachers to help them keep up with the demands of the new normal through free professional development training designed to provide teachers with essential knowledge and skills on digital literacy, blended learning, and 21st century learning methods. From Oct. 27 to 29, public school teachers are enjoined to attend webinars that would cover various topics to help them become more efficient in teaching amid the pandemic. During the first day of the webinar, parental engagement where teachers and parents can work together for home-school partnership was discussed. On the second day, the webinar will focus on teaching reading in the context of distance learning as part of early language literacy. On the last day, the webinar will focus on new approaches in instruction using digital learning. In August, public school teachers also attended the first webinar on Cybersecurity and Wellness. All these webinars are part of Globe’s Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) initiative. The GFT is being implemented through a combination of webinars and downloadable self-paced materials for teachers to apply their learnings. Launched in 2009, the GFT aims to deliver information and technology-based training to public school teachers across the country. As the country shifted to remote learning this school year, Globe has partnered with Habi Education Labs and Teach for the Philippines for the GFT. The Habi Education Lab is a non-profit organization known for developing progressive approaches to teaching that help foster creativity in the classroom. Teach for the Philippines, on the other hand, focuses its efforts on improving teacher quality and addressing education challenges at the system-level. Both organizations are also recognized for their exceptional work in forwarding 21st century learning in public schools nationwide. The GFT sessions, led by both organizations, have also been recognized by the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) of DepEd, which ensures all attendees obtain the knowledge and skills that are vital in these unusual and challenging times. “We want to create new learning opportunities from the crisis and help our teachers see themselves as agents of change as they transition into remote and blended learning modalities,” Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said. “Through this professional development program, we hope to equip and empower them with the knowledge they need to become more effective in their role as educators,” she added. The GFT Series is open to all teaching and non-teaching staff of DepEd in national, regional, and division offices, and to all public schools nationwide. The webinars are streamed via the Globe Bridging Communities Facebook Page and is shared by DepEd on the main DepEd Philippines Facebook Page, as well.

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DeOndra Dixon, Jamie Foxx's sister, dies at 36

Jamie Foxx is mourning the death of his beloved sister.

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AP News Digest 7 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org.

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These destinations were overwhelmed by tourists. Here's how they're doing now

Travel bans, quarantines and country-wide lockdowns have forced many tourists to stay home in 2020. Destinations once dealing with too many tourists have been left reeling. But is overtourism truly over?

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