Daily Archives: January 13, 2021

Merlin: Strategically Guiding Independents During a Year of Unprecedented Upheaval

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 2020 was a disruptive year for the world. We all stood witness to a global pandemic that shook the entire music ecosystem, virtually shut down the live industry, and drove labels and distributors to explore the boundaries of ingenuity and creativity. It was also a year in […]

Sabin Vaccine Institute Funds Researchers to Investigate COVID-19 Misinformation, Design Solutions to Increase Vaccine Acceptance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) announced today that it has awarded grants to research teams in four countries to explore the social drivers of COVID-19 misinformation, and its impact on routine immunization acceptance and the acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. The grants are part of Sabin’s Social and […]

Malaysians in Washington DC Told to Remain Vigilant, Avoid Protest Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysians in Washington DC and nearby areas were told to remain vigilant, avoid protest areas, and adhere to guidelines and safety instructions imposed by the local authorities following the issue of security concerns in the United States’ (US) capital. The Malaysian Embassy in the US said this was necessary

Jokowi Gets First COVID-19 Vaccine Jab in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Jan 13 (NNN-Bernama) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Wednesday became the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia. The “Premier Vaccination” programme which took place at the Presidential Palace in Bogo was broadcast live on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel in a bid to enhance public confidence in the vaccine. Jokowi received

Drop Charges Against Cambodian Opposition Members, Rights Groups Say on Eve of Trial

Cambodia should immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against hundreds of officials and supporters of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), observers said on the eve of the first of two mass trials for alleged crimes of “incitement” and “conspiracy.” In a statement Wednesday, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said that as

Philippines – Floods and flash floods (PAGASA, AHA Centre, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 January 2021)

Heavy rain has been affecting Northern Mindanao Region (particularly the Provinces of Camiguin and Lanao del Norte) over the past few days, causing floods and flash floods and leading to casualties. The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) reports more than 1 400 affected people and 29 displaced people in

Taiwanese Health Official Warns Against Reliance on Coronavirus Vaccines

TAIPEI – The Taiwanese health official credited with leading one of the world’s most successful COVID-19 control efforts is warning people globally to keep up their guard against coronavirus even as vaccines emerge. Governments will face challenges in distributing vaccine shots to their populations, leading to an “imbalance” between those who are protected and those