The Daily Populous

Monday January 27th, 2020 evening edition

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 25) — A shipment of pork-celery dumplings from China which was seized at a port in Manila last December has been found to be infected with the African swine fever.

The MICP assured the public that it remains vigilant in preventing the entry of pork products that could have the swine fever virus.

The Philippines' import ban on pork and pork products covers 16 countries hit by swine fever, namely Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Moldova, South Africa, Zambia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belgium, Latvia, Poland, Romania, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Mongolia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

The Philippines had its first African swine fever case in July last year, meaning an outbreak.

Cases of African swine fever have since been confirmed in a number of cities in Metro Manila and some provinces in Luzon, including Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan and Cavite.

LOOK: A timeline of African Swine Fever in the PH. »

Republicans fear "floodgates" if John Bolton testifies in impeachment trial

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Trump strongly denied Bolton's claims on Twitter early today: "I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens.

"If [Bolton] says stuff that implicates, say Mick [Mulvaney] or [Mike] Pompeo, then calls for them will intensify," the aide said.

So Dems are making a public case, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeting: "John Bolton has the evidence.". »

Billie Eilish makes history, sweeping all four major categories at 2020 Grammys

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On Sunday, the 18-year-old accomplished that feat, in the process becoming only the second artist ever to do so.

Like Eilish, Lizzo earned nods in all four major categories, but the “Truth Hurts” singer-rapper was denied at every turn.

Eilish got the trophies for work from her Darkroom/Interscope debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” »

Ariana Grande’s “Small Charcoal Grill” Tattoo Now Means “Japanese BBQ Finger”

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The “7” character, and the “rings” character, when put together, apparently really mean “shichirin,” which is a small charcoal barbecue grill.

In a since-deleted tweet, Grande admitted that the tattoo wasn’t actually right, and she was pretty funny about it: “huge fan of tiny bbq grills.”

At this point, she should just roll with it and make a weird experimental single called “Small Charcoal Grill, Finger *Heart*. »

Think Goop is bad? It's only the tip of Netflix's pseudoscience iceberg

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But if you think The Goop Lab sounds bad, then you might want to take a look at what Netflix’s algorithms offer you next.

Goop on psychedelics isn’t bad, it’s just boring TV Goop on psychedelics isn’t bad, it’s just boring.

What The Goop Lab gets right (and wrong) about sex Sex What The Goop Lab gets right (and wrong) about sex. »