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Left backs Guanzon’s stand on Marcos DQ; wary of pol’s move to influence Comelec

  MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon got an ally from left-leaning personalities and groups after revealing that she voted to disqualify former senator Bongbong Marcos from the 2022 presidential race. But both Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato Reyes and labor leader and presidential aspirant Leody de Guzman have expressed concerns about the Comelec official’s admission that there was a politician who tried to influence the poll body by delaying the decision on the disqualification petitions against Marcos. “We welcome the position taken by Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon in the matter of di…

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Pacquiao: Filipinos shouldn’t vote for Isko, Marcos due to corruption issues

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao claimed that Filipinos should not vote for fellow presidential aspirants Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and former senator Bongbong Marcos as both have been linked to corrupt practices. Pacquiao said this at the one-on-one interview with presidential aspirants hosted by Boy Abunda on Friday, during the part where candidates were asked why Filipinos must not vote for their rivals. “May corruption issue,” Pacquiao said of Moreno. “May bahid ng corruption,” he said about Marcos. “May issue ng corruption, alam mo naman ang korapsyon sa ating bansa ay talagang yan ang dahilan kung bakit naghihirap.” (There is corruption, and that is the…

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Tempo 29 January 2022, Saturday issue

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 20:53:00 +0000


Bar examinees warned: Do not post Notice of Admission on social media

MANILA, Philippines —Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, who chairs the 2020/21 Bar examination, on Friday cautioned applicants against posting their notices of admission on social media. In a Twitter post, Leonen warned bar examinees that such action is a violation of the law and honor code. “Stop posting the Notice of Admission of bar examinees in any form (Facebook, Twitter, et al). This is a violation of law and covered by your commitments under the honor code. This is your last and only warning,” he said on Twitter. Part of the Honor Code for Bar Examinees states: “On my honor, I declare that I have not done and will not do any act that can be construed as …

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Boy killed by snake bite in Biliran

ORMOC CITY — A 7-year-old boy died after he was bitten by a poisonous snake in Barangay Magbangon, Cabucgayan town, Biliran on Thursday evening. Jhon Maark Mollejon was on his way home from his grandmother’s house when a snake bit him on the right foot, said Lt. Teofilo Gervacio III, chief of the Cabucgayan Police Station. When the boy arrived home, he told his mother Era Nogas that a snake bit him. The boy was told to wash his right foot to clean the wound. But after an hour, his mother noticed that her son was no longer moving, prompting her to immediately bring the victim to the Rural Health Unit of Cabucgayan for medical treatment. The boy did not make it alive….

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76ers rout LeBron-less Lakers; Warriors triumph

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 09:29:48 +0000

Warriors 124, Timberwolves 115  76ers 105, Lakers 87 LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The Philadelphia 76ers, fueled by 26 points from Joel Embiid, cruised to a 105-87 victory Thursday over a Los Angeles Lakers team missing superstar LeBron James. Embiid’s impressive streak of four straight games with at least 35 points and 10 rebounds ended. But […]


Vancouver News

Bulls & Bears: Canada’s soccer men heroes, NHL Coyotes zeroes on arena plans

Credit to Author: Paul Chapman| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 23:40:52 +0000

Opinion: World Cup hopes take yet another step forward with huge 2-0 win at Honduras


Advice on nurturing new forests in B.C. after serial climate catastrophes

Credit to Author: Derrick Penner| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 22:56:29 +0000

After B.C.’s summer heat dome and fall flooding catastrophe, noted forest ecologist Suzanne Simard shares thoughts on restoring more resilient forests.


Karen Ranalletta: How to make life more affordable for B.C. families? Open up child-care spaces in schools

Credit to Author: Hardip Johal| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 21:00:36 +0000

Opinion: For many with school-aged kids, finding quality before- and after-school child care that is affordable and local is becoming the impossible dream


Science News

Child masking associated with reduced COVID-19 related child care closures
A study of 6,654 child care providers found that child masking was associated with a 13 percent to 14 percent reduced rate of program closure due to COVID-19 over the following year.


Child masking associated with reduced COVID-19 related child care closures
A study of 6,654 child care providers found that child masking was associated with a 13 percent to 14 percent reduced rate of program closure due to COVID-19 over the following year.


Energy Efficiency Careers And Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 14:26:37 +0000

I would argue that energy efficiency is hands-down the biggest opportunity in our energy ecosystem. There’s a whole lot of business opportunity in clean energy generation and storage, no matter what, but energy efficiency can eliminate a large slice of the fossil fuel/climate change pie with much less rigamarole (permitting, land use issues, large budgets, […]


Technology News

Energy Efficiency Careers And Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 14:26:37 +0000

I would argue that energy efficiency is hands-down the biggest opportunity in our energy ecosystem. There’s a whole lot of business opportunity in clean energy generation and storage, no matter what, but energy efficiency can eliminate a large slice of the fossil fuel/climate change pie with much less rigamarole (permitting, land use issues, large budgets, […]


Innovative Financing Helps Developers Meet Rising Demand for Residential Geothermal

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:00:59 +0000

With a recent $3.8-million refinancing of two district geothermal (also referred to as geoexchange) projects in British Columbia, Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) has sealed its status as a leading Canadian financier for a technology that is ready to take the spotlight as industry and governments get serious about low- and zero-carbon buildings. Over the […]


How A Smart Electric Grid Will Power Our Future

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 08:00:01 +0000

Reimagining the United States power grid could save consumers $50 billion a year Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. By Karyn Hede, PNNL A novel plan that offers partnership in keeping the United States electric grid stable and reliable could be a win-win for consumers and utility operators. The largest ever simulation of its kind, […]


Vice News

MPs Told to Hide From Anti-Vaxxer Convoy by Parliament Security Chief

Credit to Author: Justin Ling| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 17:12:32 GMT

The convoy, organized by some people with connections to extreme-right or anti-vax movements, has garnered support from some mainstream Conservatives.


Doctors Are Prescribing Fentanyl to Help People Addicted to Opioids

Credit to Author: Manisha Krishnan| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 13:12:26 GMT

To stop overdoses, the British Columbia government is providing fentanyl patches and pills to people using street drugs.


Somehow, Joe Rogan and Elon Musk Care About Canada’s Anti-Vaxxer Convoy

Credit to Author: Mack Lamoureux| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 20:47:11 GMT

A right-wing convoy is heading toward Ottawa to protest vaccine mandates—along with every other grievance you can think of—and for some reason, it’s become a big deal in the U.S., too.


Immigration

Manitoba PNP invites 315 immigration candidates

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 20:50:38 +0000

Manitoba released details of a new immigration draw held on January 27. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited candidates across three Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Here are the number of invitations issued for each program as well as the minimum score cut-off according to the province’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system: Skilled Workers in Manitoba — […]

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WEBINAR: How to find a job as a newcomer to Canada

Credit to Author: Scotiabank| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:18:53 +0000

CanadaVisa and Scotiabank are pleased to host a new webinar called How to find a job as a newcomer to Canada. The webinar is taking place February 23 at 9 AM Eastern Time. Sign up to this free webinar! What will I learn? Perhaps your #1 priority after you move to Canada is finding a […]

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Future Canadian immigrants fear having to leave jobs as IRCC deals with backlog

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:00:08 +0000

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s pause on Express Entry invitations to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates since September is forcing some to quit their jobs and even leave Canada. These candidates have at least one year of Canadian work experience and about 90% are already in Canada. During the pandemic, IRCC issued more invitations to […]

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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.