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UK’s vaccine shopping list – which have we ordered and what do they do

Coronavirus headlines on January 29: New vaccine Novavax, ‘89.3% effective against UK variant’, Flights to and from UAE banned by UK + MORE

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The UK’s supply of coronavirus vaccine could be further boosted should the new Novavax jab receive approval from the medicines regulator.

The vaccine, which has shown promising results in trials, will be manufactured in Stockton-on-Tees but is yet to be given the go-ahead by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Meanwhile, the majority of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is set to be manufactured in the UK, despite initial doses coming from Germany.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is manufactured in Europe.

So what has the UK secured access to?

– What types of vaccine have been ordered?

– Adenoviral vaccines: These are based on weakened versions of adenoviruses, which are a group of viruses that typically infect membranes of the eyes, respiratory tract, urinary

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GCash online shopping transactions hit P16 billion

Ehda M. Dagooc (The Freeman) – January 26, 2021 – 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  Mobile wallet GCash posted P16 billion transactions on popular online shopping portals during pandemic and enabled over 600,000 Filipinos opening up businesses on the internet.

“Aside from regular financial transactions such as money transfer and bills payments, we’ve noticed shifting behaviors on how money and digital money is being used, namely on entertainment, savings, donations, and online shopping,” said Martha Sazon, President and CEO of GCash.

In 2020, Filipinos spent over P16 billion on popular online shopping sites such as Lazada and Shopee.

Meanwhile, more than 600,000 merchants and social online sellers opened up shop during the pandemic with GCash as the primary mode of payment.

The outlook of fintech indeed is bright in the country, especially now that the new normal is here.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) last year, announced their Digital Transformation

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6 Women-Run Saree Businesses To Do Your Wedding Shopping From

Note: Price ranges vary from collection to collection and fabric to fabric for each of these sellers. 

 Shopping for an Indian wedding, whether you’re the bride, a guest, or a bridesmaid, involves doing a fair bit of shopping. Not only are there different functions to dress for, but a fair bit of gift-exchanging is involved no matter which side you’re from. So, since there’s so much we have to buy, be it for bridal trousseaus or for one’s wedding guest wardrobe, isn’t it best to shop from small entrepreneurs, especially women business owners? In order to promote that, we present some of our favourite women-run saree businesses to check out for your shaadi-shopping needs. 

1. Chakori Ethnic is great for sarees to wear for your post-wedding luncheons



a girl in a pink dress standing in front of a building: Image credit: Chakori Ethnic


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Bangalore-based business owner Kalyani Shah is the founder of Chakori Ethnic, and she is

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New stores on way to shuttered Pier 1 sites in Charleston; Mount Pleasant restaurant closes | Retail

A pair of darkened Pier 1 Imports stores in the Charleston area will soon be reconfigured for new tenants.

Memphis, Tenn.-based AutoZone plans to renovate the former houseware chain’s location at 7643 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston while discount retailer Five Below plans to move into the former Pier 1 space in Azalea Square Shopping Center in Summerville, according to construction documents.

Plans call for the new store in North Charleston to take up 8,993 square feet in the shopping center where Outback Steakhouse operates near Northwoods Mall.



Pier 1 Imports Rivers Avenue North Charleston closed

The former Pier 1 Imports store site on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston is slated to become a retail shop for auto parts vendor AutoZone. Warren L. Wise/Staff


AutoZone has 14 stores in the Charleston area.

In Summerville, Philadelphia-based Five Below, which sells almost all items for $5 or less, plans to open a second Charleston-area location in a 10,974-square-foot shop

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