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'Brexit carnage": shellfish lorries stack up near Downing Street

LONDON (Reuters) - At least 10 shellfish lorries parked on roads near Number 10 Downing Street and the British parliament

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Young, female and fighting corruption, a Somali lawmaker defends her seat

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Amina Mohamed Abdi was just 24 when she first stood for Somalia's parliament in

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Sulawesi quake death toll at 84 as Indonesia battles series of disasters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island last week has killed at least 84 people and

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Great deals on cars this January 2021

The car shopping season need not be limited to the holidays. This January, we’ve compiled a list of deals and promos from your favorite car brands in order to get the most bang for your buck. The offers vary from discounts, low down payment plans, freebies, and even one-day sales. Toyota Toyota makes the car purchases lighter with enticing deals and freebies on Toyota models until January 31, 2021. Get up to P70,000 discount when you purchase a new Vios, P60,000 on an Innova, and P50,000 on a Fortuner, Corolla Altis, or Hiace Commuter Deluxe. Other well-loved models such as the Wigo, Avanza, and Rush get outright cash discounts on participating variants as well. Flexible all in low down or low monthly schemes are also available on the above-mentioned models. Selected models and variants get freebies such as Periodic Maintenance up to 20K KM and/or one year comprehensive insurance, and five-year warranty for a brand new Toyota Vios G, E, or XLE. On top of these offers, customers looking to trade-in their old vehicle for a Toyota can get up to P40,000 rebate which can be used to purchase accessories or availed with other existing offers. Balloon Payment Plus, Toyota Financial Services PH’s new finance product which offers light monthly payments, Periodic Maintenance inclusion, and guaranteed resale value, is also offered for the Vios, Corolla Cross Hybrid, New Fortuner, and New Hilux. For more details visit the Toyota website. Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Motors Philippine Corporation (MMPC) welcomes 2021 with easy payment plans through the Mitsubishi Kick-start promo. Included in the offer are the Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Xpander and Montero Sport. For as low as P28K all-in downpayment, customers can avail of a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage G4. The Mitsubishi Xpander can be driven home for as low as 58K all-in DP. The Montero Sport 4×4 GT is offered with an attractive 230K cash discount or 0% interest for 36 months (Based on a 30% DP). To know more about the Mitsubishi Kick-Start Promo, inquirers are encouraged to visit Mitsubishi’s website or schedule an appointment with their preferred dealer. Promo runs from January 14 to 31, 2021. DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-111874 Series of 2021. Lexus Lexus makes owning the vehicle you’ve been dreaming of easier with flexible payment schemes. Avail of the following models with a 30% downpayment, 36-month term, and 0% interest: Lexus RX350 (SRP P4,378,000); Lexus NX 300 (SRP P3,208,000); and Lexus NX 300 F Sport (SRP P3,708,000). The following models are offered with a 30% downpayment, 24-month term and 0% interest: Lexus ES 350 (SRP P4,478,000); Lexus RX 350L (SRP P4,858,000); Lexus UX 200 (SRP P2,538,000); and Lexus UX 200 F Sport (SRP P3,108,000). To learn more about this promotion visit the Lexus website at https://fal.cn/3cBTG or visit our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram @lexusmanila To arrange a consultation with your personal sales consultant, visit the Lexus Remote page here. Honda Honda offers free one year periodic maintenance and cash discounts for BR-V customers. Until February 28, 2021, customers who purchase any variant and year model of BR-V are entitled to a free one (1) year Periodic Maintenance Service (PMS). Upon the release of their vehicle, customers will receive their 10,000-km/6th month, and 20,000-km/12th month PMS vouchers — whichever comes first. These vouchers will also contain the vehicle’s model, variant, conduction number, chassis and engine number. To claim their free PMS, customers must present each voucher to an authorized Honda car service center on their respective scheduled PMS dates, within the twelve-month period from the release date of their vehicles. The BR-V PMS program is on top of the current cash discount and financing promos available this month. Customers may enjoy this exclusive offer with the following suggested retail prices. For a 2021 BR-V 1.5 S CVT (SRP P1,038,000) customers can avail of an all-in downpayment of PhP21,000 and cash discount of PhP60,000. For a 2021 BR-V 1.5 S CVT (SRP P1,158,000) customers can avail of an all-in downpayment of PhP74,000 and cash discount of PhP10,000. Customers can also get great deals on other Honda models like: a P30,000 cash discount on the 2021 City 1.5 S CVT; P50,000 cash discount on the 2020 Civic 1.8 E CVT; P250,000 cash discount on the 2019 Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi CVT; P50,000 cash discount on the 2020 Odyssey 2.4 EX-V; and finally, a P180,000 cash discount on the 2019 Civic Type R 2.0L Turbo MT. There are also special and regular all-in low downpayment plans on the following models: P29,000 for the 2020 Brio 1.2 RS Black Top CVT; P115,000 for the 2021 CR-V S Diesel 9AT; P54,000 for the 2021 Jazz 1.5 RS Navi CVT; and P71,000 for the 2021 HR-V 1.8 E CVT. Terms and conditions apply. The BR-V Free 1-Year PMS Program is approved under Fairtrade Permit No. FTEB-111174 Series of 2020. On top of these offers, all Honda car owners who successfully register and provide their contact information (with OTP and email verification) in the microsite link of HCPI at https://hondaphil.com/raffle will get one (1) corresponding e-raffle entry for a chance to win exciting items. Honda owners may also scan the QR code link below to join instantly today! To know more about the latest Honda cars news and promos, visit the nearest Honda Cars dealership, or access Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.’s virtual showroom here. Peugeot Peugeot Philippines is staging its Roaring Weekend Sale this Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Arcovia City Grand Showroom located just across Landers Superstore along C-5, Pasig. The sale features several executive cars and a few used models up for sale at the venue and in Peugeot showrooms nationwide from Friday, January 22 through Sunday, January 24, 2021. Besides the cars on display, Peugeot Philippines is also offering significant discounts on the petrol variant of the award winning 3008 SUV. The Peugeot Roaring Weekend Sale concurrently happens in Peugeot Alabang (nomadic showroom in ATC), Peugeot Pasig, Peugeot Quezon Avenue, Peugeot Pampanga and Peugeot Iloilo. Hyundai Hyundai is starting 2021 with the Boom! Boom! Vroom! promo. Running until February 28, 2021, enjoy big and loud savings for as much as P290,000 on your favorite Hyundai vehicles. Get big savings of up to P290,000.00 on their family-first van with room for 10, the Hyundai Grand Starex. Get the compact and efficient Kona SUV with P205,000.00 in discounts. Hyundai is offering the ideal car for ride-sharing or the pasabuy business, the Accent, with savings of up to P160,000.00. Finally, the efficient and safe Reina is available with a P110,000.00 discount. Visit your nearest Hyundai dealership, log on to their website, or the Hyundai Philippines Facebook Page, to learn more about your Hyundai favorites and get big discounts. Interested buyers may request for a quote or apply for an auto loan at the Hyundai Online Market Experience page. Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-112039 Series of 2021. Ford Ford offers a range ofdeals in the form of cash discounts, all-in low downpayment offers, and free ownership packages for its SUVs, pickups and van. Leading the pack of its ‘Deal After Deal’ offers is for the Ford EcoSport, which is now available at a starting priceof P799,000 or P23,000 all-in low downpayment. The new suggested retail price of a Ford EcoSport Trend is P938,000 with a cash discount of P139,000. Great deals are also extended to bigger Ford SUVs, such as cash discounts of up to P100,000 for the Ford Everest and 0% interest up to 60 months at 20% downpayment offer for a Ford Expedition. Customers looking for a pickup can also avail of special offers for the Ford Ranger, which is available with cash discounts of up to P90,000 or pay as low as P88,000 all-in low downpayment. The Ford Ranger starting price remains at P943,000. Meanwhile, the Ranger Raptor still comes with the Raptor Premium Care Package inclusive of a free 5-Year scheduled service plan, 5-Year warranty (from 3 years), and 5-Year emergency roadside assistance. The 15-seater Ford Transit van is also now available at P1,799,000 with a free 5-year scheduled service plan, coming from a new SRP of P1,999,000 with a P200,000 cash discount. All deals are available until January 31, 2021. To know more about the ‘Deal After Deal’ offers, visit this site or any Ford dealership nearest you. Mercedes-Benz Drive into the New Year with a brand new Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz Philippines welcomes the new year with great deals and savings. Available for the month of January only are savings as much as Php600,000 on the E 200 AMG, and Php 400,000 off on the V-Class and a lot more. Head to any Mercedes-Benz showroom near you – in Edsa Greenhills, Bonifacio Global City, Alabang or Cebu City to check great deals on other units – CLA, C-Class, S-Class, Maybach and more. Or you may visit the website today to know more. Special deals are up until January 31, 2021. Subaru Subaru welcomes 2021 with awesome deals and worry-free ownership for the Forester and XV. On top of the cash discounts available for all variants of the Subaru Forester and all variants of the Subaru XV, Subaru is throwing in an additional Php 50,000 service voucher to purchases of the said models. This voucher can be used for preventive maintenance service (PMS, approx. equivalent of 2 years worth), parts, or other outlet-based Services and Labor. This special deal also comes on top of the standard 5-year warranty for purchases of new Subaru vehicles. Special deals for other Subaru models such as the BRZ and WRX will also be available. Subaru PH is also extending service operations by opening its doors for service during Sundays at selected outlets – namely Greenhills, Pasig and Manila Bay from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Setting an appointment in advance here is recommended to ensure your safety and convenience.

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Covid: Unfair vaccine distribution risks ‘catastrophic moral failure’ for the world, WHO boss says

The world is on the brink of a “catastrophic moral failure” over the equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines, according to the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the prospects for fairly distributing the various jabs were at serious risk. "Not only does this me-first approach leave the world's poorest and most vulnerable at risk, it is also self-defeating," Dr Tedros said at the opening of the body's annual executive board meeting. "Ultimately these actions will only prolong the pandemic." It comes just days after the WHO director-general called for rich and middle-income countries to stop making bilateral deals with pharmaceutical companies because, he said, it hurt the UN-led effort to ensure poorer nations also got the jabs. Such behaviour “potentially bumps up the price for everyone and means high-risk people in the poorest and most marginalised countries don’t get the vaccine,” he previously said.

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The Latest: Britain to expand vaccination to next age group

Britain is to expand the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine program by offering jabs to those over the age of 70 in areas where those deemed to be the most vulnerable have already received their first dose

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WayV's Lucas, Xiaojun and Kun call out 'sasaengs' for invading privacy, fans ask SM Entertainment to protect idols

After Lucas, Kun and Xiaojun shared images of some stalkers called ‘sasaengs’, invading their privacy and rudely taking up-close snapshots of the boys

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NIN Registration centres in Abuja: How to check if your NIN don successfully link to your MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile SIM

National Identity Management Commission, NIMC go verify all di updates and your mobile network go later send message say your update dey successful

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Covid Lockdowns Are Spreading a Year After China Shocked World

(Bloomberg) -- A year after the lockdown imposed in the Chinese city of Wuhan shocked the world, the tactic is

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Nadal in ATP top 10 for 800th successive week

Rafael Nadal on Monday became the first player to be ranked in the ATP top 10 for 800 consecutive weeks,

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Joe Biden to Sign Orders to Rejoin Paris Accord, Remove Travel Ban

Biden would also sign orders aimed at reopening schools and businesses.

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Siraj’s Five-wicket Haul at Gabba Has Twitter Gushing Over Him

Siraj made is debut in the second Test against Australia at Melbourne.

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Pangilinan hits pattern of overpricing in health care supplies

There is a pattern of overpricing in the purchase of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic supplies, opposition Senator Francis ‘’Kiko’’ N. Pangilinan on Monday said. ‘’Yes, nakikita natin na hindi ito ang unang beses na nagkaroon ng overprice sa mga binibili ng gobyerno sa ilalim ng COVID,’’ Pangilinan said in a TV interview this morning. (Yes, we have seen that this is not the first time that overpricing in the purchase of COVID-19 related supplies had taken place.) Pangilinan’s interview took place before Senator Panfilo M. Lacson, in today’s plenary session, said in a privilege speech that government officials who appeared in the Senate Committee of the Whole (COW) public hearing last Friday were not forthright in the planned roll out of COVID-19 vaccines. Pangilinan cited last year’s discovery by Lacson of alleged overpricing of testing kits to a Department of Health (DOH) purchase price of P9,000 while the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC’s) purchase price is P4,000. This was during an earlier Senate COW hearing. The result of that discovery pressed the price of testing kits to go down, he explained. Like his fellow senators, Pangilinan also questioned the high price of Sinovac vaccine of P3,629 for two doses based on a DOH figure supplied during a Senate 2021 budget hearing last December. The price tag was given although Sinovac still had no emergency use authorization (EUA) from the government. Indonesia is reportedly buying Sinovac vaccine at P650 per dose. Senators are wary about the low efficacy rate of Sinovac vaccines which is 50.41 percent based on reports from Brazil. The efficacy rate of some competitors of Sinovac is higher from more than 80 to 90 percent.

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Germany Eyes Curfews; Record Irish Hospital Cases: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders appear likely to extend lockdown measures and may impose a curfew

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New CDU leader lags Bavarian premier in race to succeed Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Armin Laschet, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats, has yet to convince voters he would be

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World is on the brink of a 'catastrophic moral failure' on vaccines - WHO chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that the world was on the brink

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Jared Leto loved working with 'madman' Zack Snyder on new Justice League

Jared Leto admits that he loved working together with "madman" Zack Snyder on the 'Snyder Cut' of the movie 'Justice League'.

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Malawi imposes first lockdown measures as virus flares

Malawi is set to roll out a first set of anti-coronavirus restrictions this week, the president said, after overruling a

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Transfer news LIVE: Dele Alli pushes for PSG, Mesut Ozil edges to Arsenal exit, Juan Mata to leave Man Utd

Welcome along to Monday’s transfer news live as we follow all the latest rumours, gossip and done deals from the Premier League and around Europe, as a January exodus brews with stars from Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and more looking to find first-team football away from the English top flight. Dele Alli is pushing for a departure from Tottenham Hotspur and could get his wish with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this month, where his former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is in charge. Pochettino, who is currently isolating after testing positive for coronavirus, enjoyed a positive relationship with Dele during his time in north London and is reported to be keen to add the England international’s firepower to an already superb attack which includes Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe, while Dele searches for first-team football ahead of this summer’s rearranged Euro 2020. Manchester United could also see a midfielder walk out the door as Juan Mata weighs up the possibility of a return to Valencia. Mata began his professional career at the Liga club as a teammate of David Villa, having come through the ranks at Real Madrid, but financial difficulties forced Valencia to sell their top stars and Mata has made a fine career predominantly in England with Chelsea and United. Now he could be returning to Spain, according to the Sun. Mesut Ozil will be announced by Fenerbahce today after flying to Turkey to conclude the deal. Ozil has been pushed out by Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, excluded from the Premier League squad, and his seven-year stay in north London comes to ignominious end as he exits via the back door on a free transfer. Follow all the latest developments below. Full Premier League table and fixtures Ozil on his way to the exit door City the only winners from Liverpool-United draw

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Stellantis Surges in Trading Debut After Fiat-PSA Merger

(Bloomberg) -- Stellantis NV, the carmaker formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group, gained in

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Matt Damon joins cast of Thor: Love and Thunder

Matt Damon has arrived in Australia as he has reportedly joined the cast of Marvel blockbuster 'Thor: Love and Thunder'.

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Man City vs Crystal Palace result: Five things we learned as City close in on leaders United

Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium to move up to second place in the Premier League. City’s early dominance didn’t create too many clear-cut sights of goal, but Kevin De Bruyne served up a brilliant cross from the right for the opener, headed in by John Stones. The home side were entirely dominant thereafter, with Palace only forging sporadic counter-attacking moments, but they held out defensively until 10 minutes into the second half when Ilkay Gundogan bent a tremendous shot into the far top corner from the edge of the box. READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table - all matches by date and kick-off time With 20 minutes to play Ruben Dias had a close-range header saved, but Stones made it three anyway by hammering in the rebound and Raheem Sterling added a late fourth with a free-kick. Here are five things we learned from the game on Sunday evening. A ton of service De Bruyne’s outside-of-the-boot cross from the right wing didn’t just tee up Stones for the opening goal, it also brought up the phenomenal figure of 100 assists in the colours of Man City for the Belgian. His assist was the headline act, but his all-round performance was once again of the highest calibre. A tremendous threaded pass set Raheem Sterling away once down the left, then again down the right, while his work in the channels continually either teed up a chance or set the Palace defence five yards deeper, allowing space for others to run into. Another masterful display from the league’s most consistent midfielder. Powderpuff Palace This was nothing short of a shocking display from Palace, in terms of their lack of intent and ability to attack. They managed just two shots all game, neither on target, giving them a disturbingly low 0.05 xG for the 90 minutes. It’s a sixth straight league game where Palace have had an expected goals value of below one, by InfoGol’s formula of the metric, with Roy Hodgson’s side taking just one win in that run - against bottom side Sheffield United. Midfield threat While De Bruyne rightly gets the plaudits for his creative work, City’s other midfielders have been providing the end product of late. Phil Foden has been in good scoring form, Bernardo Silva has netted a couple and Ferran Torres, too, has netted a few since signing - but each of these have taken their place in the forward three with frequency. Ilkay Gundogan, however, keeps providing the ammunition from deep, running into the box, finding a finishing touch from range and being an aerial presence on the run. Title fight in full flow Five straight wins in the Premier League for Manchester City, and eight in all competitions. They are unbeaten since the end of November and, with this win, move above their real rivals - reigning title-holders Liverpool. Pep Guardiola’s team might not sit atop the league table so far, but it doesn’t look as though it’ll be long before that’s the case, such is their current style and confidence, dominating games in their old way and starting to find the finishing touch again. As has been the case for a few years, and despite their uncertain start to the season, the same looks true for this term again: if anybody finishes above City, they’ll win the league. Perfect partners? For several seasons Aymeric Laporte has been seen as the key component to the Manchester City quest for perfection. This season, though, he has played just four games in the league - with only one of those being a victory - and he hasn’t featured at all in City’s last nine Premier League outings. Despite that, they look more settled and solid than ever, with John Stones’ maturation and new-found reliability merging superbly with Ruben Dias, who has made a fantastic introduction to life in England. Laporte will have a tough job breaking up the pairing when it comes to City’s big games going forward. Read More Five things we learned as Liverpool held at home by Man United Five things we learned as Spurs sweep aside Sheffield United Five things we learned as Chelsea need late goal to beat 10-man Fulham

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Ghana 2020/21 G&S cocoa arrivals up 2.2% from last season -COCOBOD

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's graded and sealed (G&S) cocoa arrivals stood at 543,152 tonnes as of December 31 since the

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Emirates airline vaccinates staff against Covid-19

Dubai-based airline Emirates on Monday launched a coronavirus vaccination programme for its staff based in the UAE, seeking to bolster

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John Barrowman delights Torchwood fans with secret pilgrimage to series landmark in Wales

Actor John Barrowman has caught the attention of Torchwood fans after posting a picture of a visit to a series landmark in Cardiff. The cult Doctor Who spin-off saw Barrowman play the role of Captain Jack Harkness, a character he recently reprised in this year’s Doctor Who New Year’s Day special. On Twitter, the actor posted a selfie standing in from of a shrine dedicated to Ianto Jones – Captain Jack’s lover on Torchwood who perished during the episode “Children of Earth”. In Cardiff, the memorial was erected near where the series was filmed in order to honour the character. Though Ianto was killed off more than a decade ago, and Torchwood finished its run in 2011, the shrine remains a popular tourist destination for devoted fans of the show. Next to the picture, Barrowman wrote: “Out for my walk and nobody knew it was me paying some respect to #Ianto.” The actor was wearing a mask, in compliance with the UK’s Covid-19 safety guidelines, which presumably made it easier for him to visit the site without being recognised. Underneath the tweet, fans expressed their delight at the tribute. “John you took Ianto’s ‘Dont Forget Me’ quite literally,” wrote one fan. “Glad to see the shrine is still there though!” “Well, this was an unexpectedly painful trip down memory lane,” wrote another. “I really thought I was over Ianto Jones. Wtf heart.” “Love that fans are still invested in this character and his true love, flesh and blood relationship with Captain Jack,” wrote someone else. “I’m not crying, you’re crying.”

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