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Council calls for ‘calibrated’ sugar importation

MANILA, Philippines — A coalition of sugarcane producers said the Philippines may need to bring in imported sugar to keep prices of the sweetener in check before another planting season begins. The Sugar Council—a coalition of Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations Inc., National Federation of Sugarcane Planters Inc., and Panay Federation of Sugarcane Farmers Inc.—said the country would need a “calibrated” importation program to ensure stable prices at the retail level. “While the Sugar Council admits that sugar importation is needed to maintain the stability of retail prices during off-milling season, a calibrated and transparent importation program must be in […]…

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It’s official: Rainy season is here

Credit to Author: Romina Cabrera| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 00:00:00 +0800

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration declared the start of the rainy season as Typhoon Aghon exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) at noon yesterday.


Marcos slams China Coast Guard detention threat

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday accused Beijing of escalating tensions in the South China Sea (SCS) with its new policy authorizing the China Coast Guard (CCG) to detain what it considers to be trespassers in areas that it claims in the strategic waterway. Speaking to reporters covering his state […]…

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DENR to work with ombudsman after Bohol officials’ suspension

Credit to Author: Bella Cariaso| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 00:00:00 +0800

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will work closely with the Office of the Ombudsman following the preventive suspension of Bohol Gov. Aris Aumentado and 68 other local officials for six months without pay in connection with the investigation into the construction of Captain’s Peak Resort at the foot of Chocolate Hills.


Gatchalian raises alarm over suspicious Pogo in Multinational Village

MANILA, Philippines — Some homeowners of the Multinational Village in Parañaque City have raised the alarm over “suspicious” activities allegedly tied to illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) in the area, said Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday. Speaking at a Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum, Gatchalian said these Multinational Village residents have personally reached out to his office after controversies surrounding Pogos erupted. “Their complaint is—number one: the overcrowding of houses. Because there are houses where at least 30 [to] 40 people live. And they are afraid of what it is, if there are 40 people there. That’s not normal […]…

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Comelec eyes ban on AI, deepfakes

Credit to Author: Mayen Jaymalin| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 00:00:00 +0800

The Commission on Elections is eyeing to ban the use of artificial intelligence and deepfakes during the campaign for the May 2025 midterm elections.


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

3M Knew Its Fluorochemicals Were Toxic Decades Ago & Likely To Cause Cancer

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 18:13:58 +0000

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. It recently released a 8,000 word exposé on how 3M knew that its PFAS chemicals were in people’s bodies. The information in the article is too important to overlook, so here are its highlights. In 1997, Jim Johnson gave a 3M … [continued]

The post 3M Knew Its Fluorochemicals Were Toxic Decades Ago & Likely To Cause Cancer appeared first on CleanTechnica.


First 3D-Printed Defect-Free Tungsten Components Withstand Extreme Temperatures

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 18:13:55 +0000

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used additive manufacturing to produce the first defect-free complex tungsten parts for use in extreme environments. The accomplishment could have positive implications for clean-energy technologies such as fusion energy. Tungsten has the highest melting point of any metal, making it ideal for fusion reactors where … [continued]

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Levers To Reduce Cement’s Use, Along With China’s Slowing Demand, Are A Good News Story

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 16:10:04 +0000

Cement has reared its gray and flaking head into my attention again recently. The global use of about 4.1 billion tons of the stuff to make perhaps 40 billion tons of concrete is responsible for around 10% of all carbon dioxide emissions globally. It’s one of the few industrial products … [continued]

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Technology News

3M Knew Its Fluorochemicals Were Toxic Decades Ago & Likely To Cause Cancer

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 18:13:58 +0000

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. It recently released a 8,000 word exposé on how 3M knew that its PFAS chemicals were in people’s bodies. The information in the article is too important to overlook, so here are its highlights. In 1997, Jim Johnson gave a 3M … [continued]

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First 3D-Printed Defect-Free Tungsten Components Withstand Extreme Temperatures

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 18:13:55 +0000

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used additive manufacturing to produce the first defect-free complex tungsten parts for use in extreme environments. The accomplishment could have positive implications for clean-energy technologies such as fusion energy. Tungsten has the highest melting point of any metal, making it ideal for fusion reactors where … [continued]

The post First 3D-Printed Defect-Free Tungsten Components Withstand Extreme Temperatures appeared first on CleanTechnica.


Levers To Reduce Cement’s Use, Along With China’s Slowing Demand, Are A Good News Story

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 27 May 2024 16:10:04 +0000

Cement has reared its gray and flaking head into my attention again recently. The global use of about 4.1 billion tons of the stuff to make perhaps 40 billion tons of concrete is responsible for around 10% of all carbon dioxide emissions globally. It’s one of the few industrial products … [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

Grants for Ontario families with members who have an intellectual disability

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 29 May 2024 12:41:58 +0000

Community Living Ontario (CLO) is offering grants of up to $10,000 to families with loved ones with an intellectual disability, to create inclusive environments and bolster inclusivity across Ontario. 

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Do I need a language test to immigrate to Canada?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 29 May 2024 12:00:59 +0000

Many of Canada’s economic immigration programs require candidates to complete a language test to be eligible to apply. This article will provide an overview of important details about whether a reader may need a language test on their immigration journey to Canada. For example, the following will cover which programs require language tests and the […]

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IRCC increases number of permits it will process under temporary special measures for Palestinian extended family in Gaza

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 28 May 2024 13:00:34 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it is increasing the number of applications accepted into processing under the temporary special measures for Palestinian extended family in Gaza. Last January, the department announced that it would process 1,000 applications for temporary resident visas (TRVs) for applicants currently in Gaza who are family members […]

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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.