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Senate OKs on 2nd reading bill increasing age for determining statutory rape

MANILA, Philippines — After impassioned and intellectual discussions on the bill, the Senate has approved on second reading Senate Bill No. 2332, which amends the Revised Penal Code to raise the age for determining statutory rape from 12 to 16 years old. “As the father of three young kids, this is really important bill to me,” said Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, one of the original authors of the proposed legislation. “At alam ko pong marami na ring ibang mga magulang at mga grupong naghihintay sa panukalang ito.” The bill was also authored by Senator Risa Hontiveros and sponsored by Senator Richard Gordon. It sparked lengthy debates and required the body to vote o…

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A different kind of everlasting love

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:50:31 +0000

Once upon a time, three fine gentlemen named Jethro, Arnold and Mario, figure in a different kind of love, complete with its many saccharine trappings, weep-triggering tribulations and promise of happily ever after which are all in “Limited Edition.” “Limited Edition” is a romantic drama about finding one’s elusive and everlasting love with a love […]


Bolts down Road Warriors, secure QF bonus

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:04:19 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Meralco survived a late rally by NLEX to escape with a 104-101 victory Wednesday and secure the twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. The Bolts led for the majority of the contest with Allein Maliksi leading the way, […]


Bolts down Road Warriors, secure QF bonus

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:04:19 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Meralco survived a late rally by NLEX to escape with a 104-101 victory Wednesday and secure the twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. The Bolts led for the majority of the contest with Allein Maliksi leading the way, […]


UK and South Korea agree COVID-19 vaccine swap deal

  LONDON — Britain and South Korea have agreed to swap over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with each other, with the UK sending a first batch of Pfizer shots in the coming weeks and Korea returning the same volume by the end of the year. Britain said it would send Pfizer doses which it does not immediately need, so they can be used more quickly in South Korea. “By working closely with our friends in South Korea, this vaccine swap will maximize their rollout speed without having an impact on the UK’s vaccine program,” health minister Sajid Javid said in a statement.   RELATED STORIES   Australia in vaccine swap pact with Singapore as COVID-19 cas…

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POC requests P450M from GAA for 5 major international competitions in 2022

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 09:48:21 +0000

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) submitted an additional budget request of P450 million in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for Filipino athletes’ preparation and participation in five major international competitions in 2022. POC President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino submitted the letter of request to Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III through Senate Committee on Appropriations […]


Vancouver News

COVID-19: Dr. Henry refutes conspiracy theory around fertility as vaccine disinformation spreads

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:01:45 +0000

Fear due to disinformation spread on social media is a key reason for vaccine hesitancy in B.C, Dr. Henry says


Vancouver art exhibit looked for the light but finds dark, common ground

Credit to Author: Shawn Conner| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:00:52 +0000

Two local artists’ original concept of the interconnectedness of life rocked by the COVID-19 and residential schools crises


COVID-19 update for Sept. 22: 'These vaccines do not affect fertility': Henry | COVID patients taking up 1/3 of ICU beds | Woman attacked on SkyTrain in mask dispute

Credit to Author: Scott Brown| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:59:43 +0000

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.


Science News

Dealers Are Preventing Ford From Competing With Tesla

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:25:00 +0000

I read an article by Jalopnik which echoes what I’ve been saying for some time now. If Ford, or any legacy automaker for that matter, really wants to compete with Tesla, the dealers need to get out of the way. I’ve written about this extensively. For example, in Connecticut, a local paper, The Day, published […]


Lack of trust exacerbates loneliness spiral
Loneliness is a painful feeling. If it persists, it can lead to mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety disorders. Researchers have now discovered how loneliness is associated with reduced trust. This is reflected in changes in the activity and interaction of various brain structures, especially the insular cortex. The results therefore provide clues for therapeutic options.


Lack of trust exacerbates loneliness spiral
Loneliness is a painful feeling. If it persists, it can lead to mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety disorders. Researchers have now discovered how loneliness is associated with reduced trust. This is reflected in changes in the activity and interaction of various brain structures, especially the insular cortex. The results therefore provide clues for therapeutic options.


Technology News

Dealers Are Preventing Ford From Competing With Tesla

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:25:00 +0000

I read an article by Jalopnik which echoes what I’ve been saying for some time now. If Ford, or any legacy automaker for that matter, really wants to compete with Tesla, the dealers need to get out of the way. I’ve written about this extensively. For example, in Connecticut, a local paper, The Day, published […]


Climate TRACE Lifts the Veil on Oil & Gas Emissions

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 02:40:21 +0000

Courtesy of RMI. By Deborah Gordon & Frances Reuland  When it comes to climate, oil and gas are the 800-pound gorilla in the room. The production and refining processes for oil and gas account for about one-tenth of human-made greenhouse gases (GHGs), making the sector one of the world’s largest emitters. But it is far less […]


Biden Brings World Leaders Together At Climate Summit

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 02:11:06 +0000

The world’s industrialized nations — the biggest polluters — are very far from achieving the necessary reductions to meet Paris Agreement goals.


Vice News

NHLer Who Spoke at Anti-Vaxxer Rally Kicked Out of Training Camp

Credit to Author: Mack Lamoureux| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:56:31 GMT

The 31-year-old NHLer, who spoke at an anti-vaxxer rally, is set to lose almost half a million dollars in salary because he won’t get vaccinated.


Canada’s ‘Point Man’ for Military UFO Reports Is This Civilian in Winnipeg

Credit to Author: Daniel Otis| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 13:44:55 GMT

According to UFO procedures obtained by VICE World News, Canada’s military refers reports of UFO sightings to a private company… and a civilian UFO researcher in Manitoba.


Supporters of Maxime Bernier and People’s Party of Canada Call Election ‘Rigged’

Credit to Author: Mack Lamoureux| Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 18:52:08 GMT

Some supporters have taken the “black pill” and believe the election was rigged against them because they won nothing.


Immigration

74 immigration candidates invited in new BC PNP Tech draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 13:19:22 +0000

B.C. invited 74 tech workers to apply for a provincial nomination on September 21. The invitations were issued through the BC PNP Tech, which is a stream under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Candidates invited through B.C’s Tech draws must meet the requirements of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories, which […]

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Should I enter Canada’s Express Entry pool now?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 13:05:16 +0000

“Should I enter the Express Entry pool now?” This is a valid and excellent question you may be asking yourself. If so, you are not alone. Canada is aiming to welcome the highest levels of immigration in its history to support its post-COVID economic recovery. Under its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada is seeking to […]

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Canada-India direct flights to resume September 27

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 01:30:38 +0000

Canada is lifting the ban on direct flights to India next week. India air travellers will once again be able to come to Canada starting at midnight on September 27, according to a media release. Travellers will still have to comply with public health measures, such as testing requirements, and possibly quarantine. Discover if You’re […]

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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.