Pasay police to deploy permanent personnel to secure EDSA Pasay-Rotonda footbridge

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:21:44 +0000

By DHEL NAZARIO The Pasay City police will  deploy permanent police personnel to secure the EDSA Pasay-Rotonda footbridge in Pasay after a Manila Bulletin-Tempo reporter was robbed at knifepoint yesterday. Pasay police chief Police Col. Bernard Yang said yesterday he will place permanent policemen in the area after Erma Edera was robbed at the height of […]

No compromise with Manila Water, Maynilad — Duterte

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:45:29 +0000

President Duterte last night ruled out entering into a compromise with two water concessionaires, insisting the persons behind the alleged onerous agreements could be held liable for economic plunder. The President argued that the controversial water concession agreements, which he claimed had bargained away the country’s sovereignty, involved a “classic” case of plunder, a non-bailable […]


Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:48:56 +0000

BY RAMPADOR ALINDOG ** ACTRESS Jasmine Curtis-Smith is among those unhappy with a rapper having made public a song that seemingly pokes fun on transgender women. Erich Bongon, who goes by the name Young Vito, posted a video of the song titled “Awit May Lawit” on Twitter last week. In the video, Bongon sang: “Ang […]

Russia banned from Olympics, World Cup over doping

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:46:57 +0000

LAUSANNE: The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, over manipulated doping data. WADA’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed Russia the four-year suspension after accusing Moscow of falsifying laboratory doping data handed over to […]

Miss Universe crown returns to South Africa; Catriona’s moment

Credit to Author: Christina Alpad, TMT| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:01:24 +0000

The rainbow nation of South Africa made a huge comeback this year at Sunday night’s 2019 Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta City, USA (Monday morning in Manila) with Zozibini Tunzi declared the winner. It will be remembered that when reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray won the 2018 title, it was 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters […]

 Miss Universe franchise no longer with Binibining Pilipinas

Credit to Author: Iza Iglesias, TMT| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:51:32 +0000

Shamcey Supsup appointed as national director of Miss U PH franchise After 50 solid years, it was announced Monday that the Miss Universe franchise will no longer be under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BCPI). The BCPI was founded in 1969 by Stella Márquez-Araneta and has since been chaired by the former Miss International. The […]

Vancouver News

Decrepit Strathcona home likely added to Vancouver Heritage Register as part of development deal

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 04:18:11 +0000

320 Union Street is one of two properties that Gil Kelley — general manager of planning, urban design and sustainability — wants added to the register’s A-class list.

Brothers Keepers and UN Gang in bloody Yaletown brawl Sunday morning

Credit to Author: Kim Bolan| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 02:32:32 +0000

Brothers Keepers in bloody Lower Mainland gang conflict with rivals from at least two other groups.

Metro Vancouver commuters gear up for potential SkyTrain shutdown

Credit to Author: Cheryl Chan| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 02:31:14 +0000

Despite talks over the weekend, the union representing 900 SkyTrain workers and their employer couldn’t come to a deal by Sunday.

Science News

Closing critical gap in weather forecasting
Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this type of weather information–called subseasonal forecasts–in the hands of the public and emergency managers can provide the critical lead time necessary to prepare for natural hazards like heat waves or the next polar vortex.

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction
Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new findings.

Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor
Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, physicists have drawn a road map that reveals the quantum ''rules of the road'' that electrons must follow in the enigmatic superconductor.

Technology News

Tesla Cybertruck In The Wild Near LAX, With An Infamous Driver Whizzing On By

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 06:40:37 +0000

The recently unveiled Tesla Cybertruck exploded to become a directly famous (or infamous) EV personality all its own — eclectic, fascinating, colossal, and beguiling to fans and everyone else. So, many of us wanted to see more, know more. Well, most recently, codysimms reported that he saw “Cybertruck in the wild near LAX.”

EV Boom — Roger & Zach Chat Lithium, EV Forecasts, Ford Mustang Mach-E

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 06:17:54 +0000

In our first ever episode of a new “EV Boom” podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Roger Atkins, founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd and self-described “jack of all trades, master of none,” to discuss Roger’s insights into lithium-ion batteries and the electric vehicle industry

Tesla Model 3 = #3 in California … Tesla Cybertruck Spy Video … — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 05:21:50 +0000

California New Vehicle Registrations- Jan-Sept 2019The Tesla Cybertruck continued to blow up last week, and stimulated many different articles. Nonetheless, the Tesla Model 3 slipped through the pack to take the #1 position on the top stories list. A few more Model 3 stories, some Ford stories, a few on Tesla gigafactories, and a little bit of solar just about wrapped up the rest of the top 20 list. Check out the details below

Vice News

‘Wargroove’ Dev Responds to Criticism for Casting White Actors to Portray Characters of Color

Credit to Author: Patrick Klepek| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 19:37:20 +0000

Developer claims “blind” casting lead them in this direction, with a predictable “promise to do better” in the future.

Prison Officials Made an 8-Year-Old Girl Get Strip-Searched Before Visiting Her Dad

Credit to Author: Emma Ockerman| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 19:37:07 +0000

They didn’t find any contraband on her.

Deepfake Porn Is Evolving to Give People Total Control Over Women’s Bodies

Credit to Author: Samantha Cole| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 19:36:55 +0000

People are creating a new kind of nonconsensual pornography by combining deepfakes with 3D avatars that can be manipulated to do whatever they want.


Twenty newcomer artists recognized through neighbourhood arts awards

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:55:36 +0000

From a Bangladeshi hard-of-hearing visual artist drawn to painting due to its accessibility as a visual art form, to a Cuban writer, filmmaker and storyteller exploring themes of immigration, diaspora and motherhood, to an artist inspired by her Indian roots to modernize the traditional Bharatanatyam dance form through teaching and performance – the profiles of […]

Alberta invites 132 Express Entry candidates in latest draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:45:35 +0000

Alberta issued 132 invitations to candidates in the federal Express Entry pool in a draw held December 5. The invitations, or Notifications of Interest (NOIs), went to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 400 and up. The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to select eligible […]

Nova Scotia draws Social and Community Service Workers from Express Entry pool

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:12:09 +0000

A new draw through Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream has issued new invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience as social and community service workers. The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the Nova Scotia’s immigrant nominee program, the NSNP, to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with specific work experience and […]


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.