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DILG urges Congress to allocate P5-B fund for hiring contact tracers

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:46:37 +0000

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday appealed to Congress to allocate P5 billion fund to be used to hire 50,000 contact tracers. With the increasing number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19l cases, the amount from the P162 billion fund under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act would boost the […]


Pinterest announces updated inclusive beauty search feature

Users seeking beauty inspiration on Pinterest can now filter search results by skin tone to find content more relevant to them. Social media users often head to Pinterest for beauty ideas and how-tos, but the sheer volume of results on the site can be overwhelming, making it hard to find tutorials, inspiration and pins that work for their skin tone. Pinterest launched the new search-filtering feature in the United States in 2018, and it’s now rolling out in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The new tool appears under the search bar when you search for something beauty-related, and offers users the option to “Pick a skin tone range to narrow your…

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Nigerian yields P6.8-M shabu in Cavite sting

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:58:44 +0000

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announced on Thursday the seizure of P6.8 million worth shabu from a Nigerian during a buy-bust operation in Bacoor City, Cavite last Wednesday. Citing a report submitted to PDEA Director-General Wilkins Villanueva, PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon identified the suspect as Ifeani Ukoji, 36, residing in Barangay Mambog III, Bacoor […]


Lacson: There’s sufficient proof to fire PhilHealth execs but ball is with President

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:20:36 +0000

SEN. Panfilo Lacson said there was sufficient basis for President Rodrigo Duterte to remove officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) allegedly involved in rampant corruption in the state-run insurer. The senator based his assessment on the ongoing Senate investigation on the reported anomalies in PhilHealth such as the questionable interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM) […]


PNP logs 13th COVID-19 death 

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:57:47 +0000

A Manila cop became the 13th member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who succumbed to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials announced Thursday. Police Staff Sergeant Edgardo Medrano died of acute respiratory failure secondary to the COVID-19, according to the data from the PNP Health Service. Medrano was admitted to the hospital on July 23 after suffering […]


Tropical depression ‘Gener’ enters PH, spotted in Batanes — Pagasa

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:08:15 +0000

TROPICAL depression “Gener” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospherics, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In an 11 a.m. bulletin, weather specialist Ariel Rojas said “Gener” was spotted 870 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes. It has maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness […]


Vancouver News

Ruling upholds firing of B.C. paramedics who allowed patient to crawl for treatment

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:03:40 +0000

The ruling says the paramedics showed a lack of remorse by being dishonest throughout the investigation and the hearing


Province wants gym linked to alleged money launderer forfeited

Credit to Author: Kim Bolan| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:40:51 +0000

B.C.’s civil forfeiture office alleges the true owner of the gym is accused money-launderer Paul King Jin


Abbotsford elementary teacher disciplined for ignoring lockdown drills

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 01:22:38 +0000

Geoffrey William Black, a Grade 4/5 teacher at an elementary school in Abbotsford, continued teaching a class as a drill was going on for the whole school.


Science News

'Black dwarf supernova': Physicist calculates when the last supernova ever will happen
New theoretical research finds that many white dwarfs may explode in supernova in the distant far future, long after everything else in the universe has died and gone quiet.


'Black dwarf supernova': Physicist calculates when the last supernova ever will happen
New theoretical research finds that many white dwarfs may explode in supernova in the distant far future, long after everything else in the universe has died and gone quiet.


Superstrata’s Made To Measure 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Bikes Redefine Custom

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:14:24 +0000

Carbon fiber bikes are nothing new, but when the tech gets together with 3D printing, things get crazy. Crazy awesome, that is. A new northern California startup, Superstrata, is looking to disrupt the cycling world with a new line of made-to-measure 3D printed e-bikes


Technology News

Superstrata’s Made To Measure 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Bikes Redefine Custom

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 03:14:24 +0000

Carbon fiber bikes are nothing new, but when the tech gets together with 3D printing, things get crazy. Crazy awesome, that is. A new northern California startup, Superstrata, is looking to disrupt the cycling world with a new line of made-to-measure 3D printed e-bikes


Tesla May Offer German Customers Energy Options As Well As Cars

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:52:07 +0000

Tesla solar roofTesla is asking potential customers in Germany what energy services they would like to be offered, from rooftop solar to residential storage and expanded charging options.


MAHLE Partners With Formula E Champions DS TECHEETAH

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:58:11 +0000

Starting in the 2020/21 season, MAHLE will be a technical partner to DS TECHEETAH, the leading team in Formula


Vice News

Facebook Hate Speech Policy Now Bans This Racist Christmas Tradition

Credit to Author: Gabriel Geiger| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:19:02 GMT

Anti-racist groups in both the Netherlands and Belgium have long criticized ‘Black Pete’ as a racist and dehumanizing caricature.


Despite the Clear Risks, Sorority Rush Will Go On at Some Schools This Fall

Credit to Author: Katie Way| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:23:21 GMT

Rush events often involve crowding together inside, up-close conversations, and even singing, all activities that health experts have specifically warned the public to avoid during the pandemic.


Trump Just Promised to Protect ‘Suburban Housewives’ From Poor People

Credit to Author: Emma Ockerman| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:23:07 GMT

In a Wednesday tweet, he bragged about eliminating a housing regulation that was designed to address racial segregation.


Immigration

Canada immigration: Where you can now take an English test

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:12:34 +0000

English language testing is now more readily available for those who want to submit a Canadian immigration application. The two English language tests recognized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IELTS) are the IELTS General Training and the CELPIP. Candidates need to complete either exam in order to submit an Express Entry profile or apply […]


Being there for each other is the COVID-19 vaccine we need

Credit to Author: Guest Author| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:34:39 +0000

The decision to relocate to Canada with my family was tough because we had deep roots in Nigeria. Between my wife and I, and our two kids, those roots span over 10 decades. Leaving family and friends, and all the connections we built over the years – personal and professional, has been one of the […]


Express Entry or PNP: What makes “cents”?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:53:59 +0000

B.C. recently raised the price to apply for the Skills Immigration stream, but it is still not the most expensive program in Canada. It now costs $1,150 to apply for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Skills Immigration stream, which is up from the $700 that it cost before. B.C. says the fee […]


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.