• Hollywood actor Brad Pitt sends cars out in Le Mans
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    Hollywood actor Brad Pitt sends cars out in Le Mans

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    LE MANS, France – Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has got the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway in difficult weather conditions. Pitt, who was the official starter, stood in the middle of the track Saturday and held a French flag as the race began in pouring rain with the 60 cars forced to start behind the safety car. One of the Porsche’s 919 hybrid cars _ driven by Neel Jani _ was leading the field ahead of teammate Timo Bernhard and Mike Conway, who drives a Toyota. Photo collage courtesy of sport.tvn24.pl
  • WHO backs cut in yellow fever vaccine dose to eke out supplies
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    WHO backs cut in yellow fever vaccine dose to eke out supplies

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    By Stephanie Nebehay and Ben Hirschler, Reuters GENEVA/LONDON – World Health Organization advisers have recommended using a fifth of the standard dose of yellow fever vaccine in the event of a global shortage to combat the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in decades. Fears of a widening outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease were fueled this week by a spike in cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which now says it has seen more than 1,000 suspected cases since March. “Experts agreed to propose if necessary, if there is a shortage of vaccine, to divide the vaccine by five,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said on Friday, reporting on a meeting this week. “One fifth of a dose according to their evidence would be sufficient to provide immunity for at least 12 months.” Reuters previously reported that a move to stretch vaccine supplies was likely. Logo photo courtesy of [...]
  • The new Catch the Guava mobile game highlights Juan Tamad sitcom
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    The new Catch the Guava mobile game highlights Juan Tamad sitcom

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    To further improve the gaming experience of every Juan, one of the hottest and biggest Filipino-designed mobile games recently had a major update. Catch the Guava, a mobile game for Android and iOS, has fresh new graphics, more content, more game play modes and a better tier of in-game items available for sale inside the app. Developed and published by Synergy88 Digital, Catch the Guava was co-produced with GMA-7 to highlight their weekly sitcom, Juan Tamad, starred by Kapuso actor Sef Cayadona. In less than three months since it was introduced, the game managed to acquire around 500,000 downloads. Screenshot of game interface courtesy of YouTube New characters are introduced in the app to keep Juan under the Guava Tree, including Guapple the Gnome and a dog named Bantay. New costumes are also available for Juan, such as the Katipunero attire, beach outfit, the Kapuso shirt, and the Barong Tagalog. The [...]

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