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Protest continues vs crackdown on unconsolidated jeepneys

Credit to Author: Bella Cariaso| Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 +0800

Protests will continue today amid the ongoing crackdown against colorum or unauthorized public utility jeepneys (PUJ), transport group Manibela said.


Russian court freezes assets of 2 German banks in gas project dispute

VIENNA — A court in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has ordered the seizing of assets of Germany’s Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank in the country, the Russian state news agency Tass says. The order is in response to a lawsuit over the planned construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Baltic Sea. The banks were among the guarantors in the contract for building a gas processing plant by a multinational construction firm, Renaissance Heavy Industries, and German company Linde. But the project was canceled after Western sanctions, with the banks withdrawing their guarantees. The cancellation came at […]…

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NSTC-ROTC bill approval pushed

Credit to Author: Delon Porcalla| Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 +0800

A two-year mandatory citizen service training for college students is being pushed for approval by 1-Pacman party-list Rep. Mikee Romero.


Restoring ‘glory days’ of shipbuilding
A “new era of shipbuilding” may be dawning in the Philippines. Thus declared President Marcos, who cheered the entry into the Subic Freeport of South Korea’s HD Hyundai Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering, a global leader in shipbuilding and heavy industries that expects to invest $550 million over the next 10 years and generate around […]…

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Pagcor issues 40 licenses to rebranded POGOs

Credit to Author: Rainier Allan Ronda| Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 00:00:00 +0800

State gaming regulator and operator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has issued a total of 40 licenses to so-called offshore gaming operators – previously referred to as Philippine offshore gaming operators or POGOs – which it has now termed as internet gaming licensees (IGL).


Why reunion film is a ‘dream come true’ for Kathryn Bernardo, Alden Richards

Even Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards were in disbelief that another chapter would be added to the love story of their characters Joy and Ethan in the upcoming film “Hello, Love, Again.” The movie is the sequel to the 2019 movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye” which centers around Joy and Ethan as they navigate through their blooming romance amid their tribulations as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Five years later, the second installment of the hit film will tell the story of Ethan and Joy realizing a lot has changed within them. “Parang panaginip [ang ‘Hello, Love, Again’]. Hindi kami makapaniwala it’s […]…

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Vancouver News

Peter McKnight: Ending mask mandates in schools beyond foolhardy

Credit to Author: Hardip Johal| Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2022 01:00:14 +0000

Opinion: Given everything we know, and everything we don’t know, it’s pretty clear that the province rescinded the mandate too early.


Peter McKnight: Ending mask mandates in schools beyond foolhardy

Credit to Author: Hardip Johal| Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2022 01:00:14 +0000

Opinion: Given everything we know, and everything we don’t know, it’s pretty clear that the province rescinded the mandate too early.


Descendants of Komagata Maru hopeful Vancouver will finally, after four years of back-and-forth, grant their commemoration wish

Credit to Author: Gordon McIntyre| Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 23:32:47 +0000

After two months, the Komagata Maru was escorted out of Canadian waters by the HMCS Rainbow.


Science News

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $71M Investment to Advance American Solar Manufacturing and Development

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 03:59:41 +0000

18 Projects in 10 States Will Supercharge the U.S. Clean Energy Supply Chain and Open New Markets for Solar Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $71 million investment, including $16 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure … [continued]

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Roadmap Outlines Challenges and R&D Opportunities for Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 03:49:16 +0000

Offshore wind exists in harsh, isolated ocean environments, presenting unique challenges for operating and maintaining wind turbines and systems. Today, WETO released a roadmap assessing current operation and maintenance practices for U.S. offshore wind farms and future challenges and needs, as well as specific recommendations for technology innovations that could help address … [continued]

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Zum Launches Nation’s 1st School District with 100% Electric, Bidirectional V2G School Bus Fleet in Oakland

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 02:57:30 +0000

Oakland Unified School District’s 74 EV school buses and charging infrastructure provides up to 2.1 gigawatt hours of energy back to the grid, reduces 25,000 tons of emissions annually OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — Zūm, the modern student transportation platform, announced yesterday that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be the first … [continued]

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Technology News

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $71M Investment to Advance American Solar Manufacturing and Development

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 03:59:41 +0000

18 Projects in 10 States Will Supercharge the U.S. Clean Energy Supply Chain and Open New Markets for Solar Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $71 million investment, including $16 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure … [continued]

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Roadmap Outlines Challenges and R&D Opportunities for Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 03:49:16 +0000

Offshore wind exists in harsh, isolated ocean environments, presenting unique challenges for operating and maintaining wind turbines and systems. Today, WETO released a roadmap assessing current operation and maintenance practices for U.S. offshore wind farms and future challenges and needs, as well as specific recommendations for technology innovations that could help address … [continued]

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Zum Launches Nation’s 1st School District with 100% Electric, Bidirectional V2G School Bus Fleet in Oakland

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 02:57:30 +0000

Oakland Unified School District’s 74 EV school buses and charging infrastructure provides up to 2.1 gigawatt hours of energy back to the grid, reduces 25,000 tons of emissions annually OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — Zūm, the modern student transportation platform, announced yesterday that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be the first … [continued]

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Vice News

Sinaloa Cartel Leader El Mayos ‘Gordo’ Son Got Off Light in a US Court. Why?

Credit to Author: Keegan Hamilton| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:00:41 GMT

Ismael Zambada-Imperial, known for his lavish lifestyle, is the latest member of the world’s most prolific drug cartel to strike a deal with the U.S.


Sinaloa Cartel Leader El Mayo’s ‘Gordo’ Son Got Off Light in a US Court. Why?

Credit to Author: Keegan Hamilton| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:00:41 GMT

Ismael Zambada-Imperial, known for his lavish lifestyle, is the latest member of the world’s most-prolific drug cartel to strike a deal with the U.S.


Cops Who Shot Hmong Man Fleeing Wildfire With Family Won’t Be Charged

Credit to Author: Keegan Hamilton| Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 14:27:41 GMT

The family of the slain man, who police claim shot at them and was discovered with guns and 132 pounds of cannabis, disputes the DA’s findings.


Immigration

How IRCC checks if your offer of employment is genuine

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sun, 19 May 2024 13:00:29 +0000

An offer of employment can be a substantial support to a Canadian immigration application. Offers of employment and gaining Canadian work experience are often prerequisites for eligibility to many economic immigration pathways. Additionally, having a Canadian offer of employment can help secure a work permit, which in turn can allow individuals to live and work […]

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How can I improve the chances that the processing of my application is not delayed?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 13:00:56 +0000

A primary goal for all Canadian newcomers is to find their way to Canada as fast as possible. Unfortunately, some newcomers face application processing delays that slow down their journey to Canada. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration While it is impossible to guarantee that your immigration application will not face processing delays, […]

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Can I count student work experience towards the Express Entry work requirement?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 13:00:01 +0000

All three Express Entry-managed programs require candidates to have eligible pre-existing work experience to apply for permanent residence (PR) in Canada. More information on the complete list of minimum requirements for each Express Entry program is available below. First, however, this article will provide an overview of which Express Entry programs allow candidates to use […]

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Sports

MLB, MLBPA, Cuba reach deal for players to sign
Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting.


Source: Panthers shutting down Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers are not expected to play Cam Newton for the final two games because of a shoulder injury and the fact that the team is all but eliminated from playoff contention.


UGA lands Dean in latest recruiting win vs. Bama
Georgia landed a commitment Wednesday from linebacker Nakobe Dean, the No. 23 ranked prospect overall who chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn and LSU.


Thunder’s Felton, Schroder suspended 1 game
Oklahoma City guards Raymond Felton and Dennis Schroder were suspended for one game without pay Wednesday for leaving the bench area during an altercation and participating in the melee that spilled over into the stands.


‘Heartbroken’ Leonard eyes 40 tackles vs. Giants
Colts rookie linebacker Darius Leonard, who leads the league with 146 tackles, said he was “heartbroken” at being passed over for the Pro Bowl. He said he wants to get 40 tackles against the Giants on Sunday.


Decorated swimmer Missy Franklin retires at 23
Missy Franklin, a five-time Olympic gold medalist, announced her retirement at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain as the impetus for her decision.