LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 09: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 9, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo is joining the Atlanta Hawks on a two-year, $15 million deal, multiple media outlets reported Saturday. Rondo, 34, is entering his 15th NBA season and spent the past two with the Los Angeles Lakers. He will provide the Hawks with a valuable puzzle piece while also mentoring 22-year-old point guard Trae Young. The Hawks also reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with guard Kris Dunn, a day after adding veteran swingman Danilo Gallinari. Gallinari, who spent ... » Learn More about Hawks sign Rondo to two-year, $15M deal
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GENEVA: The World Trade Organization faces calls led by India and South Africa to waive intellectual property (IP) rights for Covid-19 vaccines — a notion fiercely rejected by pharmaceutical giants and their host countries. The WTO will thrash out the divisive issue at its general council meeting on Monday and Tuesday as its new head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes up her post. Some countries see the waiver as a shortcut to ending the novel coronavirus that has hobbled the global economy. The big idea The text proposes a temporary exemption from certain obligations under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips), so that any country can produce vaccines without worrying about patents. The waiver would also cover “industrial designs, copyright and protection of undisclosed information,” and would last “until widespread vaccination is in place globally, and the majority of the world’s population has developed immunity.” All those in favor ... » Learn More about Waiver war at WTO over Covid jab IP rights
TOP 10 (non Covid) THAIGER STORIES FOR 2020 The Thaiger started 2020, as we all did, with high hopes and few clues that we were heading into a profound disruption for almost the entire year. Even as we were tapping away at the keyboards on January 1, 2020, there were stories emerging in Wuhan, China about a mysterious new respiratory disease that was starting to pop up at the provincial hospitals. But, although Covid consumed much of our top stories in 2020, there were other stories of course as life continued to stumble along in Thailand. Here are the stories, from 1 – 10, and the number of people that read each story on thethaiger.com . We’ve also added the Top 10 Covid stories for the year as well, as voted by YOU, our readers. Thai Army sniper goes on shooting rampage in Korat – up to 20 shot and killed – 124,342 February 8 “A police and army detachment is currently searching for an army sniper in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Korat city centre. The solider has shot dead ... » Learn More about WOW what a year! Thailand’s top news stories for 2020 as voted by YOU.
The year 2020 was a remarkable year for realme Philippines, despite the setbacks and challenges experienced by many companies last year because of the pandemic. It was the year that realme, a relatively newcomer in the already competitive smartphone market, became the fastest growing smartphone brand and eventually the No. 1 smartphone brand in the Philippines. According to Canalys, IDC, and Counterpoint Research, realme Philippines claimed the No. 1 spot in the country’s smartphone market, recording triple-digit growth in Q3 2020. IDC reported realme Philippines achieved a staggering 962.5 percent annual growth and captured 25.4 percent local market share in the third quarter of 2020. The brand’s fast rise in the local smartphone arena was no mean feat. realme Philippines was able to accomplish this in a short span of time by providing the market with reasonably priced smartphones that do what they promise, successful and unique digital campaigns, opening of realme stores across ... » Learn More about Every Filipino home can now be a smart home with realme TechLife