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How galunggong and electoral fraud figure

Credit to Author: Mauro Gia Samonte| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:48:00 +0000

In my column on Saturday last week, I happened to mention the issue of the high price of galunggong because the topic for that piece, extortion at the port of San Pascual, Masbate, was similarly placed; that is, a seaport. Metro Manila’s poor and those in the suburbs get their poor man’s viand through the […]


That’s what friends are for

Credit to Author: Rolly G. Reyes| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:37:44 +0000

TPLEx, SCTEx, NLEx, SLEx, Cavitex, Skyway and others: Would you please talk to each other once and for all? The “ITranslate app” is free on online stores. Former Health secretary and incumbent Iloilo representative Janette Garin and several others, including officials of the Food and Drug Administration (Philippines) and Sanofi Pasteur, were charged by the Department […]


Septuagenarian Democrats spill their baggage on debate stage

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:33:20 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Bernie Sanders is 78 years old. So is Michael Bloomberg. Joe Biden is 77. The trio of septuagenarians topping the national polls for the Democratic presidential nomination tout their advanced years as the experience that is needed to serve in the White House. But with age comes baggage and they are all toting […]


‘Window to stop virus shrinking’

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:23:39 +0000

Cases surge in ME; Italian town on lockdown BEIJING: Fears mounted on Saturday over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China from the new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a shrinking window to stem the spread of the deadly disease. The warning came as the […]


Wilder, Fury bulk up for heavyweight showdown

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:20:18 +0000

LAS VEGAS: American boxer Deontay Wilder will be at a career high weight, but will still be 42 pounds lighter than Tyson Fury for their much-anticipated heavyweight rematch at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Wilder weighed in at 231 pounds (105 kg) and Fury tipped the scales at 273 pounds on Friday (Saturday […]


PH delays repatriation of Pinoys in virus ship

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:19:42 +0000

THE repatriation of almost 500 Filipino crew of the coronavirus-hit MV Diamond Princess has been postponed, according to the Department of Health (DoH). The department on Saturday said the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) “unanimously resolved” to reschedule the repatriation from Sunday, February 23 to “early next week.” “This is to allow […]


Vancouver News

Animal activists call on Canada to end commercial dog sledding

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 20:21:50 +0000

Animal rights activists, who are calling on Canada to legislate an end to commercial dogsledding, are staging more protests this weekend. Fifteen activists were arrested at a dog sled protest in Alberta in November. Demonstrations were being held Saturday in seven provinces, including Whistler in B.C., according to a news release from Direct Action Everywhere. […]


Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs arrive in Kahnawake, Que.

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 19:17:09 +0000

Their Quebec visit comes one day after the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs visited supporters at Tyendinaga Mohawk territory to thank them.


Makeover: Easy-to-manage cut adds fullness

Credit to Author: Tracey Tufnail| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 19:00:00 +0000

Nadia Albano helps out Maureen McCall, who wanted a hair refresh and makeup lesson.


Science News

Physicists grab individual atoms in ground-breaking experiment
In a first for quantum physics, researchers have 'held' individual atoms in place and observed previously unseen complex atomic interactions.


How transient invaders can transform an ecosystem
Study finds microbes can alter an environment dramatically before dying out.


Mattel Tesla Cybertruck Model Comes Complete With Broken Window Decal

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 21:51:13 +0000

Mattel CybertruckMattel announced a 1/10 scale model of the Tesla Cybertruck last week. In less than 24 hours, it was sold out. But a 1/64 scale model is still available.


Technology News

Mattel Tesla Cybertruck Model Comes Complete With Broken Window Decal

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 21:51:13 +0000

Mattel CybertruckMattel announced a 1/10 scale model of the Tesla Cybertruck last week. In less than 24 hours, it was sold out. But a 1/64 scale model is still available.


USA Braces For Tsunami Of Microgrids As Defense Dept. Wades In — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 18:51:09 +0000

microgrids renewable energyThe Defense Department is taking steps to accelerate the microgrid revolution by tapping the analytic power of rural electric cooperatives


Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Creates Antibiotic Effective Against Drug Resistant Bacteria

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 19:46:23 +0000

Artificial Intelligence creates new antibioticScientists at MIT have used AI to discover a new antibiotic that is effective against drug resistant bacteria.


Vice News

NASA Reveals Shocking Ice Cap Melt in Antarctica After Record Heat

Credit to Author: Becky Ferreira| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:24:23 +0000

New images from Antarctica’s record heat wave show the rapid greening of an island’s ice cap.


Bloomberg Caves to Elizabeth Warren and Says He’ll Release Women From 3 NDAs

Credit to Author: Greg Walters| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:12:27 +0000

The presidential candidate called the non-disclosure agreements “consensual” at the debate earlier this week.


No One Knows Why This Woman Asked for a Q on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Credit to Author: Jelisa Castrodale| Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 23:01:44 +0000

WHAT THE F_CK WERE YO_ THINKING?


Immigration

Post-Graduation Work Permit applicants now allowed to work after travelling outside Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:02:27 +0000

International student graduates will no longer need to remain in Canada while their Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is in process. As of February 21, graduates who are eligible to work full time without a work permit will be able to maintain their ability to work legally in Canada even if they leave and re-enter the […]


Québec publie les résultats du plus récent exercice d’invitations dans Arrima

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:18:26 +0000

Le ministère de l’Immigration du Québec a invité 23 candidats dans le cadre d’un exercice d’invitations visant les candidats qui avaient déposé une demande dans le cadre du Programme des travailleurs qualifiés réguliers du Québec. Le ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) a lancé les invitations via son portail Arrima le 16 janvier […]


PEI holds February 2020 Expression of Interest draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:52:36 +0000

Candidates in all three economic class immigration categories of the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) are now one step closer to Canadian permanent residence. The province invited a total of 153 candidates in the Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact categories on February 20. Of those invited, the 143 candidates from […]


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.