Photo of Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai by Studio Incendo/CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons HONG KONG -- Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and nine other pro-democracy activists are expected to be sentenced on Friday after they were found guilty of participating in unauthorized assemblies during anti-government protests in 2019. It would be the first time that Mr. Lai, one of ...

Screenshot of US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., via The White House/YouTube WASHINGTON/MOSCOW -- The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year's US election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged malign actions. The US government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled ...

NEW DELHI — After gifting and selling tens of millions of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine doses abroad, India suddenly finds itself short of shots as new infections surge in the world’s second-most populous country. India breached 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, and is trying to inoculate more of its population using domestically produced shots. Facing ...

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer There are few things in history that have caused a titanic upheaval to modern society like the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Aside from plunging the world economy into the worst global recession since the Second World War, according to the World Bank, the pandemic has also exacerbated the risks associated with a ...

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza, Special Features Writer The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic pushed the public and private sector alike to shift physical processes to the virtual space as lockdown measures came into effect. While such transitions often take some time, the health crisis accelerated the shift to digitized processes in an effort to adjust to the new normal. ...

AboitizLand Vecino App DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES have been shaping how consumers are purchasing items as digital transformation has been accelerating in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In what is currently considered the 'now normal,' contactless transactions serve as a fitting solution for attending to customers while preventing the spread of the virus. While digital technologies are shaping retail, banking, and food ...

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created lasting waves on the worldwide economy. Entire industries are still dealing with its effect on their operations. Most have moved online as a response to imposed global lockdowns and have had to quickly innovate according to a completely new digital and ...

NOTICE OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS' MEETINGOFFILIPINO FUND, INC. Please take notice that the 2021 Annual Stockholders' Meeting ("ASM") of Filipino Fund, Inc. (the "Company"), will be held on May 11, 2021 (Tuesday) at 9:00 in the morning via remote communication under the platform of Zoom Video Communications. The virtual ASM is necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic situation where physical gatherings are ...

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