Angelena Iglesia

Historical society receives grant for tavern

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission has given a $25,000 grant to the Historical Society of Perry County that will be used to continue planning for the preservation of the Clarks Ferry Tavern in Duncannon, according to a commission announcement.

“Our thanks to the Friends of Clark’s Ferry Tavern, our elected officials, donors and board of the historical society,” its President Glenn Holliman said in an email informing everyone of the grant. “This is a major step forward.”

The historical society and the Friends of Clarks Ferry Tavern community group have been planning for several years to stabilize, preserve and fix the Market Street building that dates to the late 1700s. The tavern is one of the oldest buildings standing in the county and reflects all that remains of a once important business empire that contributed to the county’s early growth, and as a waypoint during westward expansion of the

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Medigen’s COVID-19 Vaccine Combined with Dynavax’s CpG 1018 Adjuvant Receives Taiwan Government Subsidy with First Participant Dosed in Early October

TAPEI, Taiwan and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corporation (MVC) (TPEx: 6547.TWO), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development and production of vaccines and biologics, and Dynavax Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: DVAX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel vaccines, today announced that MVC has obtained a Taiwan government subsidy for successfully initiating a Phase 1 clinical trial in Taiwan.  The first participant in MVC’s Phase 1 clinical trial was dosed with MVC’s COVID-19 vaccine combined with Dynavax’s CpG 1018 adjuvant at National Taiwan University Hospital in early October. The subsidy will be released at agreed upon milestones in the total amount of up to NT$ 472 million (US$ 16.4 million). The grant received by MVC was earmarked by the Taiwan government for purposes of research and development of a locally produced COVID-19 vaccine. 

MVC’s Phase 1 study is an open-label,

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Apps like TikTok harming society’s values, should be blocked: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is of the view that social media apps like TikTok are badly harming the society’s values and should be blocked, Information Minister Shibli Faraz said in an interview with The News.

While talking to the publication, Shibli Faraz said, “PM Imran is extremely concerned about the ‘growing obscenity and vulgarity’ in the society and has directed all the relevant sections to check the trend before it destroys the socio-religious values of Pakistani society”.

The information minister said that the premier had discussed this issue with him not once or twice but 15 or 16 times and wants a comprehensive strategy to check the vulgarity being spread in society through mainstream outlets as well as social media and its applications.

The prime minister in an earlier interview had also shared his views on the matter when his attention was drawn on the barbaric motorway gang-rape

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Government publishes full list of local alert levels by area

The government has released the full list of the local coronavirus alert levels by area after Boris Johnson announced the new three-tiered system in Parliament.



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Under the new system, different areas of England will be split up into medium, high and very high alert levels, with the three tiers representing an advancing scale of local lockdown restrictions.

Here is the full list of local Covid-19 alert levels by area.

Medium alert level

All areas of England is under the medium alert level, subject subject to the same national measures currently applied across the country, including  the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants and a ban on most gatherings of more than six people.

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High alert level

In high alert level areas, household mixing is banned indoors, though support bubbles are still permitted,

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Bristol’s Colston society to end after 275 years at the end of this year | West Country

The Colston Society – the original group set up in the name of Bristol-born slave trader Edward Colston – is to be disbanded.

In a narrow margin, following a survey in July and August, members of the registered charity voted to close the group completely, rather than continue with a different name.

For years it has held church services involving school children that commemorated Colston, who in later life gave part of his fortune to set up schools and almshouses – a home for the poor, old and distressed – in Bristol.

The Colston Society was set up by wealthy merchants and slave traders in the middle of the 18th century, after Edward Colston’s death. Credit: Bristol Live

But now, after 275 years of celebrating and commemorating Edward Colston the society has been brought to an end – by the members themselves.An email to its members from trustee Nigel

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Malaysia’s Anwar Set to Meet King in Bid to Form New Government

(Bloomberg) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will meet the king on Tuesday in a bid to prove he’s got the numbers to form a new government, even as the current ruling bloc says the move will fail.

Anwar last month announced he commanded a “formidable majority” of the nation’s 222 lawmakers to oust Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who took power in March by the thinnest of margins after another coalition government collapsed. Anwar’s initial meeting with the king, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, was delayed because the head of state was ill.

“Frankly, I do not think it will be a smooth and easy ride for Anwar,” said Oh Ei Sun, senior fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. It’s unlikely Anwar will succeed as the government would’ve used resources to lure back defectors from the time Anwar first staked claim to power three weeks ago, he

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Technology, education and society

Jamaica needs properly to enter the era of information technology. There are manifestations of interest in information technology, largely among technical experts, some professionals, tech-savvy students, and others, but the society’s IT competence remains limited.

Digital native youngsters have expectations of exposure to the latest, affordable items from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but sometimes are obliged to be content with hearing about developments, rather than participating in them.

Progressive companies

Forward-looking, progressive companies wish to bring their services and production processes in line with methods and procedures now commonplace in the metropole but find in some cases that the mobile phone is the baseline of technological exposure among many.

Investors, wishing to take advantage of Jamaica’s comparatively low wage levels, want to set up technology parks and outsourcing operations in Jamaica but find that the country lacks the critical mass of technology graduates and students competitively to satisfy the

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Coinbase Announces Employee Departures Amid Political Speech Policy

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has made a mark in the industry for bucking against several trends when other companies toe the line. However, its recent direction concerning employees and political speech could harm its recruitments in the future.

Capping Political Speech from Employees 

Earlier this week, Coinbase announced that it would restrict its employees from making statements on social and political issues both nationally and worldwide.

The exchange had explained that it wanted its employees to avoid social and political “distractions,” instead of focusing on the mission to build an open and inclusive financial system for everyone across the world. Chief executive Brian Armstrong explained that the company understands the possible disagreement that some employees might have, and they’ve made provisions for people who believe that they can’t continue with the policy.

Armstrong has now confirmed that about sixty employees had informed the company of their intention to leave. That number

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Federal Government looking into reports Chinese energy providers told to stop importing Australian coal

The Federal Government is looking into reports that Chinese state-owned energy providers and steel mills have been told to stop importing Australian coal.

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said he had seen the reports, and that the Government had reached out to China for more information.

“We don’t have evidence to verify those reports,” he said.

“We have certainly been in touch with Australian industry and have been working to seek a response from Chinese authorities in relation to the accusations that have been made publicly.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said China does sometimes change its import demand based on how much coal it is receiving domestically.

“It’s not uncommon for domestic quotas to be in place in China,” he said.

“We’re looking at those reports and obviously raising the issues with the relevant authority.”

The reports state that two steel mills, one in north-east and one in south China, were

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A Parents’ Guide to Secret Society of Second-Born Royals

SECRET SOCIETY OF SECOND BORN ROYALS, from left: Faly Rakotohavana, Niles Fitch, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Olivia Deeble, Isabella Blake-Thomas, 2020. ph: John Medland /  Disney+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

Disney princesses get an upgrade in the Disney+ original movie Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, which premiered on Disney+ on Sept. 25. The fearless princesses and princes in this live-action film actually join a top-secret training program reserved for second-born royals, with one goal: to save the world! (No sleeping for practically an entire movie or getting married at 16 years old here.) The movie stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) as Princess Samantha of Illyria, Niles Fitch (Miss Virginia) as Tuma, Isabella Blake-Thomas (Doctor Who) as January, Olivia Deeble (Home and Away) as Princess Roxana, Faly Rakotohavana (Nightmare Cinema) as Matteo, Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as Professor James Morrow, Elodie Yung (Daredevil) as Queen Catherine, and more.

As Sam grows bored of the princess life that she doesn’t fit in with, her mom sends

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