Beijing urges millions to keep working from home amid COVID-19 outbreak menace

The curbs in Beijing, Shanghai, and elsewhere in China are leaving behind significant economic damage and disruption to global supply chains and international trade Beijing authorities extended work-from-home guidance for many of its 22 million to stem a persistent COVID-19 outbreak, while Shanghai lockdown more testing and curbs to hold on to its hard-w ‘zero … Read more

Protesters go home without assurance of open-pit mining-free South Cotabato

SOUTH COTABATO, Philippines – Protesters who gathered at the South Cotabato provincial capitol in Koronadal City on Thursday, May 19, went home without getting a clear response to their demand to keep the 12-year-old ban on open-pit mining. On Monday, May 16, the South Cotabato provincial board amended Section 22 of the 2010 Environment Code … Read more

Lacking vaccines, North Korea battles COVID-19 with antibiotics, home remedies

The isolated state is one of only two countries yet to begin a vaccination campaign and, until last week, had insisted it was COVID-free SEOUL, South Korea – Standing tall in bright red hazmat suits, five North Korean health workers stride towards an ambulance to do battle with a COVID-19 outbreak that – in the … Read more

Pacquiao hits canvas outside home province Sarangani

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sent Filipino boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao to the canvas in Mindanao, where the Mindanaoan bet was unable to regain his legs in the May 9 race for the presidency. Pacquiao’s willpower and prayers could only land him on the second spot in … Read more

SpaceX capsule splashes down, bringing 4 astronauts home from 6-month mission

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, carrying three US NASA astronauts and a European Space Agency crewmate from Germany, parachuted into calm seas in darkness at the conclusion of a 23-hour-plus autonomous flight home from the ISS The third long-duration astronaut team launched by SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS) safely returned to Earth early … Read more

Ronaldo inspires United to Brentford win in last home game of 2021/22

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Manchester United v Brentford in our Scout Notes summary. The graphics below are taken from LiveFPLRagabolly’s excellent and ever-improving website (which now has a new look!), and our own Premium Members Area. RONALDO SCORES AGAIN In a much-improved attacking display, Man Utd ran … Read more

First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home

If all goes smoothly, the Dragon capsule, dubbed Endeavor, will parachute into the Atlantic off the coast of Florida on April 25 at around 1 pm EDT The first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) departed the orbiting outpost on Sunday, April 24, to begin a descent back to … Read more

Some in Shanghai leave home for 1st time in two weeks as COVID-19 curbs ease

With a quarter of the population now in some form of lockdown, China’s leadership is concerned about the long-term economic impact of its ‘zero-COVID’ strategy, but remains reluctant to risk larger waves of infection SHANGHAI, China – Some residents of Shanghai stepped out of their homes for the first time in more than two weeks … Read more

US astronaut, 2 Russian cosmonauts return home from ISS

Russian space agency Roscosmos broadcasts footage of the landing from the Kazakh steppe and says a group of technical and medical specialists had been dispatched to help the astronauts out of the capsule. ALMATY, Kazakhstan – A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 30, after leaving the International Space … Read more