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Project to restore critical wild cat habitats in Panama could start in 2021
As part of a strategic alliance between the Ministry of the Environment and the Yaguará Foundation, this year it is expected to launch the project "Conservation of wild cats and their prey", to generate local and regional environmental b...
Total weekend quarantine lifted in Panama
From 5:00 am on March 6, 2021, the total quarantine was lifted nationwide on weekends, after more than two months of maintaining the measure that was implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Czechs ask Germany, Poland, Switzerland for help with COVID-19 patients
The Czech Republic has asked Germany, Switzerland and Poland to take in dozens of COVID-19 patients as the situation in its own hospitals has reached a critical point, Prague's Health Ministry said on Friday.
Panama reports 462 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths in 24 hours
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that for this Friday, March 5, Panama reached 343,743 accumulated cases of coronavirus, after registering a total of 462 new infections.
MI5 involvement in drone project revealed in paperwork slip-up
Exclusive: Document produced by university cited agency as secret funder of research
Rumors of mass vaccination against COVID-19 at Louis Martin school denied
The Regional Director of Health of San Miguelito, Yaritzel Ríos, denied this Friday that there is mass vaccination against COVID-19 at the Louis Martin General Basic Education Center.
AirAsia’s ‘flying taxis’ set to buzz through the skies in 2022 – CEO
Despite a tough year for the aviation and travel industry, Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia is going to launch an air taxi service, the company’s CEO Tony Fernandes has revealed.
Provisional detention of a woman for child abuse in the Tocumen shelter
A Judge of Guarantees ordered the provisional arrest of the second woman detained in Panama Oeste, linked to events reported in a children's shelter, located in the township of Tocumen, as reported by the Public Ministry (MP).
Venezuela to issue 1-million-bolivar bill, but it’s worth only 50 cents amid raging hyperinflation
Venezuela is set to have a new highest valued banknote of one million bolivars as soon as next week. But as the sanctions-hit country is facing enormous inflation, the bill is only worth around 50 cents.
Gyms and spas can reopen in Herrera from this Saturday
The Executive Decree No. 122 whereby the reactivation of certain economic activities is authorized from March 6 in the province of Herrera, was issued Friday in the Official Gazette.
7 Best Natural Makeup Looks Tips for Gorgeous Skin
Get that perfect, subtle and super-flattering everyday natural makeup look with these step-by-step tips and tutorials.
Juan Antonio Ducruet appointed as new director of Idaan
The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo appointed Juan Antonio Ducruet as the new General Director of the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (Idaan), replacing engineer Guillermo Torres Díaz, who presented his...
Musk loses $27 billion in days as high-flying tech stocks take a beating
A sharp drop in Tesla’s share price this week has wiped some $27 billion from its CEO Elon Musk’s enormous fortune. The carmaker’s stock has been tumbling for four days in a row amid a wider tech sell-off.
Panama Metro reactivates its services on Saturdays and Sundays
The Panama Metro announced that starting this Saturday, March 6, they will resume commercial service on weekends.
Software guru John McAfee and his top cryptocurrency adviser charged with fraud and money laundering by US federal prosecutors
Antivirus pioneer John McAfee has been charged with fraud and money laundering by prosecutors in New York. The businessman and one-time presidential candidate is accused of fraudulently promoting cryptocurrency on social media.
US debt on track to double by 2051, putting economy at risk of fiscal crisis – Congressional Budget Office
US debt on track to double by 2051, putting economy at risk of fiscal crisis – Congressional Budget Office
China sets goal of sending 12 astronauts to space by 2023, opening of space station by 2022
Hot on the heels of its recent successes reaching the Red Planet, China’s space agency has announced the lofty goal of executing 11 launch missions and sending a dozen astronauts to space within the next two years.
India threatens to jail Facebook, WhatsApp & Twitter staff over refusal to wipe data that ‘undermines national security’ – reports
Indian authorities have reportedly given an ultimatum to US social media platforms, threatening jail time for their local employees if the companies continue to ignore official takedown requests against “damaging” information.
Blind trust in social media perpetuates, and resurrects, conspiracy theories says new study
People with a higher degree of trust in information on social media are more likely to not only believe new conspiracy theories, but to resurrect old, repeatedly debunked ones as well, according to the latest research.
US Senate Passes Biden's $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief Bill
The Senate voted 50-49, with no Republicans voting in favor, on what would be one of the largest stimulus packages in US history.
Air France Emergency Landing Over "Disruptive" Indian Passenger
The passenger, began to act up soon after take-off, quarrelling with other passengers, assaulting a flight attendant and pummelling the cockpit's door, an official said.
Jack Dorsey's First Tweet, 15-Year-Old, Is Up For Sale
The post, sent from Jack Dorsey's account in March of 2006, received offers on Friday that went as high as $88,888.88 within minutes of the Twitter co-founder tweeting a link to the listing on 'Valuables by Cent' - a tweets marketplace.
Biden Asked Not To Accept India-Led Proposal At World Trade Body On Covid Vaccine Patents
Early this week, hundreds of American civil society organizations and three top Congressmen urged Biden not to block the waiver to COVID-19 vaccines at World Trade Organisation.
Software Icon John McAfee Charged In Cryptocurrency Scam
McAfee, Watson, and other members of their "cryptocurrency team" allegedly "raked in more than $13 million from investors they victimized with their fraudulent schemes," according to Strauss.
Magnificent Designs That Proudly Embrace Glass Walls Inside And Out
Open and airy interiors are the trend right now. Most modern and contemporary homes feature open floor plans where the living room, kitchen and dining area are all combined into a single big space but that’s not the only way you can make...
Great Apes At San Diego Zoo Receive First Covid Vaccines
Four orangutans and five bonobos were given two doses each of an experimental vaccine created specifically for animals by a veterinary pharmaceutical company.
Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2.5m for Twitter co-founder's first post
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has listed his first ever tweet for sale, with bids reaching $2.5m (£1.8m).
Village people: why owning your own town is the new private island
You could own the pub, the spa and even the church for less than a London house, says Ailis Brennan
Biden is about to spend vast sums. Rishi knows inflation is a new risk
Latest London news, business, sport, showbiz and entertainment from the London Evening Standard.
Pope Francis opens first-ever papal visit to Iraq amid tight security
Pope Francis opened the first-ever papal visit to Iraq with a plea for the country to protect its centuries-old diversity.
Revealed: The US embassy’s five-star transformation
The developers of the former US embassy “fortress” in Mayfair have released the first images of the building’s future incarnation as one of London’s most luxurious hotels.
International Women’s Day: When is it and how can I get involved?
The holiday is an annual celebration of women around the world - but how did it begin and how can you get involved?
U.S. is ‘not prepared to defend or compete in the A.I. era,’ says expert group chaired by Eric Schmidt
The U.S. is drastically underprepared for the age of AI, according to the National Security Commission on AI, which is chaired by Eric Schmidt.
Samsung and Mastercard to pilot biometric payments card in South Korea
The card will not require PIN or signature authorisations to make in-store transactions.
Charlotte Bennett says she thought Gov. Cuomo was trying to sleep with her
Charlotte Bennett, the second woman to go public with sexual harassment allegations against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says she thought the governor was trying to sleep with her and she was deeply uncomfortable with questions...
France could follow Italy and block vaccine shipments, health minister says
France said Friday it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments as concerns about vaccine nationalism rise.
Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time
Italy invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia on Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca.
Brazilian Donkey died by Coronavirus Vaccine: hit by plane loaded with vaccines in
Accused of ‘trying to hinder’ immunization against covid-19 in Bahia, the donkey hit by a small aircraft carrying doses of vaccines to the municipality of Ibotirama, in the west of the state, did not resist the serious injuries he suffer...
London warns Italy export ban on Covid-19 vaccine to Australia 'endangers global efforts to fight virus'
London has warned Brussels that export bans on Covid-19 doses to non-EU countries threaten the global jab rollout, after Italy stopped a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine reaching Australia.
Videos: Creator of Viral Tom Cruise Deep-Fakes Reveals Secrets
Belgian visual effects specialist Chris Ume's TikTok account "DeepTomCruise" has amassed more than 1.1 million likes and over 330,000 followers in less than two weeks. The viral attention of the account using US actor Tom Cruise's likene...
'Disintegration' of Political System Helps Explain Rising Censorship, Professor Richard Wolff Argues
Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centre", a US-based author and economist tells Sputnik.
'Crazy Enough to Be True?': Scientist Suggests Our Universe Can be One Giant Neural Network
Neural networks inspired by our biological world are now widely used by businesses and analysts. But could it be that our universe is in fact one giant neural network?
Video: Japanese Billionaire Invites Eight People to Join Him on SpaceX Flight to Moon
Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and art collector who launched online fashion retail website Zozotown in 2004. In 2018, Maezawa also founded a custom-fit apparel brand called ZOZO. He is estimated by Forbes to have ...
SN10 Flies Twice: Watch SpaceX's Starship Suddenly Explode After First Successful Landing
Previous SpaceX launches of the Starship spacecraft ended in massive explosions after prototypes underwent technical difficulties and ultimately wound up crash-landing.
Europe's cocaine busts are reaching record heights
German, Belgian, and Dutch police seized 23 tons of cocaine in late February, the largest haul of the drug in the EU ever.
Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland is busy behind the scenes building a DOJ inner circle full of Senate aides, federal prosecutors, and former law clerks
Merrick Garland has been busy building out the team of close advisers who will join him in the push to restore independence and integrity to a demoralized DOJ.
With a federal wealth tax looking unlikely, states like New York could enact their own
Bloomberg reports New York legislators may be able to push through taxes on the ultrawealthy, and Arizona and San Francisco have already done it.
China's control of vital minerals means the US and allies should cozy up to Greenland, think tank says
China controls about 90% of the supply of rare earths, which are used in myriad applications, including weaponry and defense goods.
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