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US PresidentNew Jersey -elect Biden points to covid-19 as his top priority

November 10, 2020


UNITED STATES – President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to give priority to solving coronavirus disease in the country. while he also announced the immediate formation of a taskforce aimed at combatting the covid-19 pNew Jersey andemic.

As this developed, Biden has immediately created the coronavirus advisory board that will be lead by former FDA commissioner Dr. David Kessler, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and Associate Dean at Yale School of Medicine and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith. Other members of the board include Dr. Rick Bright, the former Trump administration whistleblower at HHS. He has testified before Congress and accused Trump that Americans died due to his inaction, and Dr. Ashish Jha, the Dean of Brown’s School of Public Health. 

Biden told the media that one of his “most important battles” was to manage the surge in cases and bring a safe and viable vaccine to the people.” The newly elected president is also forging ahead on transition issues from climate change to migrants.

In a statement furnished to the media, Joe Biden said the board make it a priority to have the virus under control, deliver relief for New Jersey working families, as well as address racial disparities. His new transition would also work for the immediate opening of schools.

Initially, Mr Biden welcomed the news from Pfizer and BioNTech that based on preliminary analysis Pfizer vaccine could prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, but its on development stage right now, it was learned.

The president’s new policy will also focus on the wearing of mask, social distancing, contact tracing and hand washing.


Former president Donald Trump still refuses his defeat with Joe Biden and is now preparing for legal battles to question the results in key cities in America which he accused as having massive fraud.

The president-elect was initially declared as the winner in US 2020 presidential polls. However, it still remains a projection as other states are still counting the votes. It maybe recalled that the initial difference in votes is about 4.5 million.


Monster appoints Krish Seshadri as CEO of APAC and Middle East

August 1, 2019

MANILA–Monster, one of the leading online recruitment platforms with over 58 million users, recently appointed Krish Seshadri as Chief Executive Officer of its APAC & Middle East markets.

Krish is a global leader with deep operating experience in technology, digital and social media companies across the US/Silicon Valley and Asia (including India). As CEO of Monster, he will be responsible for the company’s transformation into the region’s leading online recruiting platform.  In particular, he will oversee product development, technology, sales, marketing, customer success and P&L across the region.

Krish Seshadri, Chief Executive Officer, APAC & Middle East said, “I look forward to working with the team at Monster. The opportunity ahead is vast and Monster has a terrific base to grow from. We will focus, bring innovative products and enhance the overall experience for our job seekers and employers”

“Krish is a proven leader with the right mix of product, strategy and operating experience in building digital businesses, which will help move Monster to the next phase of growth,” said Quess group Chief Executive Subrata Nag.

Krish brings extensive experience as a leader at global organizations, (such as Zynga, AOL-Verizon and Facebook) and pioneering start-ups (such as FundsIndia and Talisma).

He is an engineering graduate from Stanford University and received an MBA from London Business School where he was a Chevening Scholar.


Tiaras Come Together to Promote PH Heritage

July 9, 2019

Diwa Ng Kalayaan 2019 Sarah Slauson Wears Tracy Dizon at the Philippine Independence Day Council’s Gala Ball

A vision of Philippine Heritage and contemporary fashion, Diwa ng Kalayaan 2019 Sarah Isabel Borja-Slauson turned heads in the recently held Philippine Independence Day Council’s Gala Ball in Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, New Jersey.

The recently crowned Slauson was a vision among the attendees of the prestigious event in her Ifugao Doll Dress, made and designed by Philippine award-winning designer, Tracy Dizon.

“I’ve admired Ms. Tracy’s collection since its debut and it’s such an honor to have worn one of her pieces to the Philippine Independence Day Council’s Gala Ball. It was truly an honor to wear Ms. Tracy’s Ifugao dress because it wasn’t only cute and comfortable, it was also a great way to popularize and modernize the Filipiniana,” said Slauson.

“I realized that as the Diwa ng Kalayaan, I would like to promote Philippine heritage among my fellow young Filipinos. I am only 16 years old and sometimes doing something traditional can make me feel a little out of place. But our traditions doesn’t have to stay in the past as there are so many ways to incorporate them in our lives. I wanted to represent that during the ball with Ms. Dizon’s piece,” she added.

The 16-year-old Slauson was crowned as Diwa ng Kalayaan last May 2019 as part yearly gala commemorating of the Philippine Independence in the East Tri-State Area. A native of Cagayan de Oro, she’s currently based in New York in pursuit of a career in modeling while continuing highschool. 

Although she spent her childhood between Philippines and America, Slauson stayed true to her roots thanks to the guidance of her mother, Imelda Cuerquiz Borja, a Bae or female leader of a tribe in Bukidnon. Borja ensured that even if her daughter is in the U.S., she will not forget her heritage.

It was her passion to know more about the Filipino community that pushed her to join the event and it was through that same passion that she was able to win over the judges and the audience.

Now that she has the title, she intends on using it as a platform to promote advocacies dear to heart, which includes better healthcare and benefits for senior citizen, support for the country’s indigenous people, awareness for autism and promote Filipino Heritage to the youth.

The Diwa ng Kalayaan is held every year in commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day. Participants come from all over the Tri-State Area to showcase their grace and beauty for the title. 

Winners are chosen based on how they “personify the beauty, intelligence, and self-confidence of the young Filipino-Americans.”

The teenage beauty queen’s ensemble during the Philippine Independence Day’s Gala Ball came from Dizon’s 2019 Pinoy pop Life Collection that debuted in Fashion Week Brooklyn last year to both local and international acclaim. The “Pinoy Pop Life (The Nostalgia of Growing Up as a Filipino)” Collection was lauded for reinventing traditional clothing with contemporary aesthetics to create a unique homage to her home country.

First revealed in Fashion Week Brooklyn Spring Summer 2019 Show last October 2018, the collection included at least 12 looks made from traditional Philippine fabrics, including Yakan, Abel Iloco, Ifugao textiles, and Cordillera fabrics. Each piece is imbued with contemporary aesthetics to create a modern-day “Maria Clara” look.

“Having to dress Sarah was a pleasure. She’s an intelligent young woman and her advocacy is close to the very message of my collection. It was like a perfect match!” Dizon said.

“I made this collection with a big heart of sharing my beautiful culture in the form of fashion. I want to share the undeniably show-stopping beauty of the Philippines. New Jersey More often than not, Filipiniana Clothing would often feel too traditional and old that the younger generation may feel disjointed with the culture. I would like to exhibit a fresh creative perspective to the Filipiniana Clothing that hopefully, someday soon wearing Filipiniana would not be just limited to formal occasions and national holidays,” she added.

Dizon is a fashion designer in her own namesake and the milliner of the millinery fashion brand, Tiara by Tracy Dizon established in the Philippines. The designer has worked with local and international celebrities alike and is now based in New York City.

Dizon and Slauson’s endeavours together doesn’t seem to stop here as the two have posted photos of them working together. Perhaps, there’s more to come between these two tiara holders.

On her end, Slauson has expressed that she has plans to join similar events in the future and is in continuous pursuit to become a runway model. She’s hoping to be able to join bigger pageants, including Miss Teen Philippines.###


Huawie, Google send official statements

May 25, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MDN digital, May 25) Reuters has reported that Google is going to blacklist Huawie devices after United States President Donald Trump issued an executive order against China’s Huawie.

The order, according to Reuters, issued a trade ban between the US and the Huawie Company based in China. With this new development, Huawie Company is banned from buying equipment from all companies based in the US without the prior approval of the North American government.

Also, the companies based in the US are not given clearance to deal with China’s telecom giant for parts and services. It was a dreadful decision of the US government against the long time partnerships of the two camps.

Meanwhile, in the previous years, ZTE company from China also suffered the same fate with Huawie. The ZTE also experience the same situation on the North American territory due to problems with both data and reported security breaches.  

With Trump’s executive order, Google would pull out its apps as well as the company’s services from Huawies devices in the future. The ban will affect YouTube, Gmail, and Google Play Store. As this developed, other companies from the US also followed suit implementing the so-called trade ban. As early, Broadcom, Qualcomm and Intel already followed the decision made by Google.

But surprisingly, Google has issued statements explaining that Huawie products will such as Gmail, and other prime apps will continue to function and blacklisting by the government won’t affect these existing services.


Pastor, 2 sons killed in another violent church attack in Burkina Faso

April 30, 2019

MDN DIGITAL, April 29 – Armed attackers on board on seven motorbikes attacked a protestant church in Burkina Faso Sunday, killing a senior pastor, his 2 sons and 3 other worshippers, police authorities reported.

Burkina Faso is one of the countries in West Africa besiege by violence and unrest. The country is surrounded by 5 other countries such as Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

Police authorities said this is the first attack on a church in Burkina Faso since sectarian violence erupted in the country few years back. At least 7 armed attackers on board on motorbikes opened fire in the air and then pointed their guns to the worshippers who started going out from the church after a religious service Sunday.

Identities of those who have died are still unknown at press time and police authorities are still facing a blank who these attackers were. But some sources said Jihadists carried out the attacks on Sunday in a small town of Silgadji, which is near Djibo, known to be the capital Soum province.

The country, which is beset by radical extremism and sectarian violence, has been beset by the reported rise of attacks with some groups reportdly coming from border country Mali entered into the country.

Population in Burkina Faso are composed of 60 percent muslims, 25 percent were Christians and the rest are indigenous religions.

A number of groups were suspected of taking part of the Sunday attacks and these gropus were the Ansarul Islam, Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), including those with links to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).


3 die in Honolulu helicopter crash

April 30, 2019

MDN DIGITAL, April 29 – At least three passengers were confirmed dead when a helicopter crashed Monday in a suburban community in Kailua, Oahu Island in Hawaii, police authorities reported.

Identities of those who died during the crash were not available at press time. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash. Fire and debris, reports said, were raining in the sky during the tragic incident

Kailua resident Melissa Solomon told reporters she was driving when she saw flames and helicopter in the sky shockingly plummeted in front of her. “All you could see was fire, she narrated.

Shayne Enright, from Honolulu emergency department said her team were responding on another incident in the nearby area when they received an emergency call of the horrific helicopter crash in Kailua community.

She said when her team arrived in the scene, people were screaming and they tried to stop the flames on the helicopter that crashed inside the Kailua community. Minutes later firefighters arrived and stopped the fire from spreading further to the whole body of the helicopter. 

photo credit to KITV


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