Kuwait’s new ruler Sheikh Nawaf: Modest elder statesman

Kuwait City, Kuwait — Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, appointed Kuwait’s ruler after the death of his half-brother, is an elder statesman who has held high office for decades but earned a reputation for being modest and low-key. Sheikh Nawaf was defense minister when Iraqi troops rolled into the oil-rich emirate in 1990, and also served as interior minister in the face of challenges from Islamist militants. He was named heir apparent in 2006 by Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who took charge of Kuwait after parliament voted his predecessor out of office. The 83-year-old assumes office as Kuwait wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a sharp decline in oil…

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PNP-Sorsogon clears former UST coach, no health protocols violated

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:21:39 +0000

        By Kristel Satumbaga     The Philippine National Police-Sorsogon City has ruled that former University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo did not violate any government health protocols during its training bubble in the city that put the province and the school in bad light. In a seven-page memorandum dated Sept. […]

More than 60 million Indians may have caught coronavirus—study

More than 60 million people in India — 10 times the official figure — could have contracted the novel coronavirus, the country’s lead pandemic agency said Tuesday, citing a nationwide study measuring antibodies. According to official data India, home to 1.3 billion people, is the world’s second most infected nation, with more than 6.1 million cases, just behind the United States. But the real figure could be much higher, according to the latest serological survey — a study testing blood for certain antibodies to estimate the proportion of a population that has fought off the virus. “The main conclusions from this sero-survey are that one in 15 individuals aged more than 1…

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Ready ka na ba sa #AweSMLearning ng iyong anak ngayong 2020?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:44:15 +0000

  SA gitna ng pandemya, tinatayang lampas 24 milyong mag-aaral ang nag-enrol para sa Kindergarten hanggang Grade 12 ngayong school year 2020-2021. Ito ay base sa pinakahuling datos ng Department of Education nitong Setyembre. Ang tanong, handa ka na sa “new normal” pagdating sa pag-aaral ng mga bata ngayong taon? Bukod sa suporta ng mga […]

Duterte tells Cayetano, Velasco to honor ‘gentleman’s agreement’

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 09:55:30 +0000

  BY BEN ROSARIO     President Rodrigo Duterte finally put his foot down on the Speakership row in the House of Representatives after he urged both – incumbent Speaker Alan Peter Cayeteno and Speaker-in-waiting Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco – to comply with “gentleman’s agreement” they forged last year. That means Velasco will replace Cayetano at […]

GMA’s Heart of Asia a big hit among viewers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 09:53:33 +0000

In just three months after its launch, GMA Network’s digital channel Heart of Asia has successfully captured the viewers’ preference through its top-notch program offerings. Proudly known as “Home of the best Asian dramas”, GMA Network – through Heart of Asia – brings to Filipino households an impressive line-up of Asianovelas namely “Fighter of Destiny,” […]

Vancouver News

B.C. Election Reality Check: Has the speculation tax worked? Should the Liberals scrap it?

Credit to Author: Lori Culbert| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:30:19 +0000

The B.C. Liberals want to scrap the speculation tax. The NDP argue it is responsible for opening up more rental units. Who is right?

Yes, that is wildfire smoke you're seeing in Metro Vancouver skies again

Credit to Author: Stephanie Ip| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 20:12:35 +0000

Environment Canada has not issued an advisory for Metro Vancouver as there is no air quality concerns as of Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

B.C. Election update for Sept. 30: Get the latest news from the campaign

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:04:41 +0000

This is your daily campaign trail update with everything you need for Sept. 30, 2020.

Science News

How the brain balances emotion and reason
Navigating through life requires balancing emotion and reason, a feat accomplished by the brain region 'area 32' of the anterior cingulate cortex. The area maintains emotional equilibrium by relaying information between cognitive and emotional brain regions, according to new research.

Support Climate Action Or Win A Tesla? Why Not Both!

Credit to Author: Sponsored Content| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 01:30:01 +0000

Climate XChange’s annual Tesla raffle is back — with your chance to win a custom Tesla of your choice! Yep, that’s right: whatever model you want, with the options you’d like and the features you choose, up to $125,000!

Evidence that prehistoric flying reptiles probably had feathers refuted
Experts have examined the evidence that prehistoric flying reptiles called pterosaurs had feathers and believe they were, in fact, bald.

Technology News

Support Climate Action Or Win A Tesla? Why Not Both!

Credit to Author: Sponsored Content| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 01:30:01 +0000

Climate XChange’s annual Tesla raffle is back — with your chance to win a custom Tesla of your choice! Yep, that’s right: whatever model you want, with the options you’d like and the features you choose, up to $125,000!

SEC: BMW Violated Anti-Fraud Provisions While Raising $18 Billion From Investors

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 00:07:39 +0000

The Securities and Exchanged Commission (SEC) popped BMW with an $18 million fine recently. The SEC announced that the charges against BMW AG and two of its US subsidiaries were for sharing both inaccurate and misleading information about BMW’s retail sales volume

Lordstown on the Electrification of Pickup Trucks — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 23:36:58 +0000

Lordstown Motors Endurance electric pickup truckCleanTechnica and Forth are hosting a webinar on electric pickup trucks to celebrate Drive Electric Week on September 30, 2020. One of our panelists will be Cynthia Maves, a sales manager at Lordstown Motors. Lordstown is the company repurposing the shuttered GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, to produce electric pickup trucks for commercial fleets

Vice News

The White House Reportedly Pressured the CDC to Downplay COVID Risk in Schools

Credit to Author: Paul Blest| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:43:36 GMT

While children have shown a stronger immune response to the coronavirus, more than 600,000 kids in the U.S. have tested positive so far.

Mexico Just Ordered Soldiers Arrested in the Case of the 43 Disappeared Students

Credit to Author: Emily Green| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:42:56 GMT

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised justice in a case symbolizing some of the worst human rights abuses of the last decade.

Corrections Officer Who Called Black Inmate the N-Word Is Getting Fired — for the Third Time

Credit to Author: Trone Dowd| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 16:42:21 GMT

A deputy in the same Georgia county was fired after video of him repeatedly punching a Black man pinned to the ground went viral.


Express Entry: Canada invites 4,200 immigration candidates

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:10:51 +0000

Canada held a new Express Entry draw on September 30. Federal Skilled Worker Program candidates were among today’s successful candidates for the third consecutive draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this latest invitation round was 471, a decrease of 1 point over the previous all-program draw , which was held on September 16. […]

British Columbia holds largest immigration draw of 2020

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 23:50:42 +0000

British Columbia issued 450 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw that took place on September 29. This was the province’s largest draw of 2020, surpassing the over 430 invitations it issued in its September 1st draw. Today’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw saw invitations go to Skilled Worker and International […]

UPDATE: Ontario closed applications to Masters Graduate PNP

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:52:40 +0000

UPDATE: Ontario opened and closed applications to the Masters Graduate stream on the same day, as registration to apply to this stream currently operates in a rush-seating format. Applications will not be reopened until further notice. Original story published September 29 at 14:52 GMT: Today, September 29, Ontario is opening applications to candidates who have […]


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.