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Panama reports 514 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths in 24 hours
According to the epidemiological report of the Minsa, there are 10,521 active cases of covid-19 and 377,243 recovered patients.
Panama Solidario Plan and bank flexibility are extended
The banking flexibility and the benefit of Panama Solidario, seek to provide economic relief to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New restrictive measures began to apply in various sectors of the country
Shops must close one hour before curfew. According to the Minsa, these measures were implemented due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.
The Philippines Just Crushed $1.2 Million in Smuggled Luxury Cars, Including a McLaren 620R, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lotus and Porsche 911 G2S
The Philippines isn’t messing around when it comes to car smuggling. So much so that it’s willing to destroy some very special vehicles to prove a point.
Arrest order issued for three officials linked to the Panama Solidario food bags case
The Panama Solidario food bags, which should be delivered to families affected by the pandemic, were in a private residence in San Francisco.
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened those who refused to take the coronavirus vaccine with jail
President says he is ‘exasperated’ by reports of vaccine hesitancy in the capital amid slow rollout.
Auto-rapid vaccination of Colón and La Chorrera will be closed until Wednesday due to bad weather
The Minsa reported that people with a vaccination appointment scheduled for this Monday and Tuesday will be able to attend with proof of their appointment at the reopening.
Nigeria Has Plans To Launch CBDC in 2021 – Central Bank to 'Allow' Bitcoin
According to Reuters, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) plans to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot as soon as the end of this year.
Rains cause floods and affect water production
Sinaproc issued a warning of prevention until June 24 due to rains and storms over Panama.
Regulators: $70 Billion in Crypto Passed Through Malta Island
The island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, called Malta, has been known to be friendly toward cryptocurrency solutions and blockchain technology for a long time. According to a regional report, government sources say more than $70 billi...
Rains and storms warning over Panama until June 24 due to
Sinaproc indicated that unstable weather conditions in Panama are typical of the rainy season. There are no hurricanes in the region surrounding the country.
Market Falls As China Enforces Banks To Block Crypto Transactions
Central Bank of China told institutions not provide trading, clearing and settlement for any crypto transactions, amid the enforcement of the latest ban on crypto in the country.
15 Celebrities Who Got Married in Secret
These A-listers surprised fans by revealing their secret weddings sometimes months after they said "I do."
11 small closet ideas – storage tips and stylish designs to make more of your space
Blessed with a tiny closet? Let our savvy small closet ideas save you from out of control shoe collections and tumbling piles of sweaters
Why You SHOULDN'T Speak ENGLISH "LIKE A NATIVE"
If you're learning English there is a lot of pressure to speak like a British person or an American but this 'speak English like a native' is bad advice. Please watch this video to understand why.
Hypocrisy: UK Joins US, Canada In Fresh Sanctions On Belarus Over Journalist's Arrest, While Detaining Julian Assange for Reporting Real News
Britain on Monday said it had joined the United States, Canada and the European Union in imposing fresh sanctions on Belarus after the detention of an opposition journalist, while Britain doing just the same to Julian Assange...
UK govt gave contract to IT firm that is ‘openly plotting’ to turn vaccine passports into a national ID card, privacy group warns
The British government has been accused of aiming to covertly implement a national ID programme, after it partnered with a company that has advocated turning vaccine passports into a multi-purpose document.
British PM Warns Of "Rough Winter" As Covid Cases Remain High
Boris Johnson's warning came as the UK registered a further 9,284 daily COVID-19 infections on Sunday, a day before the government had planned to ease all lockdown measures until the Delta variant forced a month-long delay into July.
Brazilian court clears ex-President Lula of corruption charges in another legal win
Brazil’s former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, scored a fresh legal victory on Monday after a federal court acquitted him of passive corruption charges relating to alleged political favors, citing lack of evidence.
Steven Spielberg's production company signs a deal with Netflix
Steven Spielberg is partnering with Netflix. Getting Hollywood's premiere director represents a major coup for the streaming service.
WHO epidemiologist warns future ‘constellation of mutations’ could challenge Covid vaccine effectiveness
Even with more people getting inoculated against Covid-19, a WHO epidemiologist has warned that new vaccines and continued “measures” will be needed to tackle any future “constellation of mutations”.
AgBank falls in step with China's cryptocurrency crackdown
Agriculture Bank of China (AgBank), the country’s third largest lender by assets, said on Monday that it was following guidance from the central bank to clamp down on cryptocurrency trading and mining activities.
EU’s top privacy watchdogs urge blanket ban on use of recognition tech in public spaces
Two European privacy watchdogs have joined forces to call for a blanket ban on the use of biometric recognition in public spaces, outlawing such tech as AI-based facial, DNA, fingerprint and other recognition systems.
UN Calls For Action Against Worst Global Deterioration Of Human Rights
UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet highlighted the situation in China, Russia and Ethiopia, among others.
Every third Canadian sees their country as racist, but views differ sharply by gender, age and political party – poll
Some 34% of Canadians believe they live in a "racist country," claims a new poll. However, those views are more pronounced in some demographics than others.
As Money Launderers Buy Dalís, U.S. Looks at Lifting the Veil on Art Sales
The federal agents who raided a drug dealer’s house in a suburb of Philadelphia found marijuana and, to their surprise, $2.5 million in cash stashed in a secret compartment beneath a fish tank.
Germany Opens Antitrust Probe Against Apple
Andreas Mundt, president of the Federal Cartel Office said that a key focus of the investigation will be the operation of the App Store.
Banks told to clamp down on toxic culture
The world’s leading banking standards-setter has called for a purge on toxic corporate cultures as crisis-hit lenders count the cost for a string of scandals.
UN Says Over 8,500 Children Used As Soldiers In 2020
UN chief Antonio Guterres' annual report to the Security Council verified 2,674 children were killed and 5,748 injured in various conflicts in 2020.
Facebook, Alphabet keep rising; Apple, Netflix fade
After a synchronized surge last year, so-called FAANG stocks peel away as investors look beyond pandemic
A ransomware attack can begin in surprisingly simple ways
Hackers often look for cracks in an organization's human shield
Sotheby’s will take cryptocurrency for 100-carat diamond
A rare pear-shaped diamond that is expected to fetch up to $15 million can be bought at auction next month using cryptocurrencies, Sotheby’s announced on Monday.
HarmonyOS: Hands-on with Huawei's rival to Android
BBC Click's Chris Fox explores what Huawei's new operating system can do.
Facebook promises to clarify what it considers satire after being reprimanded for flagging meme as hate speech
Facebook has pledged to provide a more detailed explanation of what constitutes satire on its platform, after the company’s oversight board ruled that a meme commenting on the Armenian genocide was wrongfully removed.
Billionaire Oleg Deripaska: Bank of Russia Should Adopt Bitcoin Payments
Billionaire Oleg Deripaska advices Russia to follow El Salvador’s example and accept BTC as a payment method.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Calls Dogecoin the Asset of the Year
According to Sam Bankman-Fried, a 29-year-old billionaire, and the CEO of crypto derivatives exchange FTX, the meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) is the asset of the year.
Famous Analyst: Bitcoin Could Reach $450K in 2021 – $135K Is 'Worst-Case Scenario'
The only way is (more or less) up for BTC price action, says the famous pseudonymous analyst known as PlanB, who gained fame by being first to apply stock-to-flow model to Bitcoin.
Panama reports 583 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths in 24 hours
According to the epidemiological report of the Minsa, to date 7,997 tests have been applied, for a percentage of positivity of 7.3%.
El Chorrillo community leader Olga Cárdenas dies
Olga Cárdenas led prevention programs aimed at the youth and women of El Chorrillo.
Authorities seize 2,341 drug packages in Punta Burica – three apprehended
During the operation south of Punta Burica, three Nicaraguan citizens were apprehended.
Epidemiologist suggest new strategies to incentivize vaccination against COVID-19
"If you bring the vaccination card they give you a craft beer in Casco Viejo and in other restaurants," said epidemiologist Rebollón.
From this Sunday and Monday, new curfews begin to apply in various regions of the country
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) recalled, this Saturday, June 19, that from this Sunday and Monday new curfew hours will begin to apply, in various sectors of the country, in order to reduce the cases of Covid-19.
Four new vaccination posts with AstraZeneca will open in Chiriquí
As of this Monday, June 21, new posts will be enabled in the province of Chiriquí for voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca doses for people over 30 years of age.
Director of the Idaan has filed 3 criminal complaints and dismissed more than 7 people for administrative misconduct
Juan Antonio Ducruet considered that in government entities there should be self-purification and they need internal processes.
How Hong Kong can keep its edge after G7 tax deal
The city’s government may need to address a lack of whistle-blower protection and modern day slavery legislation if it is to remain competitive, writes Neil Newman.
Fauci pushes back against the 'craziness' of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying 'that's the way science works'
Dr. Anthony Fauci told Kara Swisher that people who criticized his shifting stance on masks are "actually criticizing science," Axios reported.
You can officially die from a broken heart - and it affects thousands of Brits
Professors have revealed that the sudden heart failure condition is thought to affect around 2,500 Brits each year and is usually brought on by stress
What is a global minimum tax, and how will it work?
The global minimum tax rate proposed by the Group of 7 (G7) aims to clamp down on tax evasion and prevent countries from competing by offering lower taxes to attract multinationals.
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