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Magsayo stays undefeated, wins WBC featherweight title

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 06:19:34 +0000

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Filipino Mark Magsayo dethroned WBC featherweight champ Gary Russell on Saturday with a majority decision to end the longest championship reign in professional boxing. The 26-year-old undefeated Magsayo won on points on two of the three judges’ scorecards as he handed Russell his first defeat since 2015. Two judges had 115-113 […]


Boracay vies for business events, conferences

Boracay has always been a world-famous destination for leisure travel. But an alliance composed of different sectors in the tourism industry is now trying to position the paradise island as a prime “MICE” destination. To those not familiar with the term, MICE is a shorthand for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions. And while business events do happen in Boracay, they are mostly the result of individual and fragmented efforts. Most of them tend to be small meetings and conferences, at best. The Boracay MICE Alliance aims to change that. With a collective push from an organized group, the alliance hopes to put Boracay top of mind when tour organizers talk about MI…

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Russian ‘villain’ Medvedev, Tsitsipas march into Last 16

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 00:19:37 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – World No. 2 and title favorite Daniil Medvedev won over the Australian Open crowd on Saturday as the Russian “villain” eased into the last 16 along with Stefanos Tsitsipas. After the drama of Friday, when defending champion Naomi Osaka exited Melbourne in the third round, the leading women’s seeds were also mostly […]


Thailand League: Mylene Paat stars in Nakhon Ratchasima’s latest win

MANILA, Philippines—Mylene Paat had one of her best matches to date as she led Nakhon Ratchasima to a crucial sweep of Proflex RSU, 25-21, 25-18, 27-25, in the Thailand League Saturday at Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok. The Philippine national team member fired off 24 points on 19 attacks and five service aces as the Devil Cat improved to a 4-3 to head to the second round as the tournament’s no.4 seed. With Thai national team middle blocker Karina Krause sitting the match out, Paat took it upon herself to deliver the deciding points in the third set. Paat logged 11 of her total production in the third to lead Nakhon Ratchasima to its second straight win. Proflex RSU slipped to a 2-5…

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Tempo 23 January 2022, Sunday issue

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 20:37:00 +0000


MinDA urges ‘thorough review’ of mining practices

DAVAO CITY — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), the premier coordinating body for peace and development efforts in the region, batted for a “thorough review” of the practices of mining operations to prevent a similar incident in Davao Oriental when heavy rains brought siltation and discoloration in a river system last week. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered the closure of the mining operation in Banaybanay town on Monday after an investigation showed that the overflow of silt from its pond caused the siltation and discoloration of the local rivers. The Banaybanay mines are covered by a Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) betwe…

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Vancouver News

Cannabis-impaired driving more than doubled since legalization, UBC study finds

Credit to Author: Postmedia News| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:37:28 +0000

Researchers tracked blood sample data from four of the province’s trauma centres where they found 3.8 per cent of moderately injured drivers had more than the legal limit of THC in their blood before legalization.


RCMP investigating after man, woman with gunshot wounds dropped off at Mission hospital

Credit to Author: Postmedia News| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:17:26 +0000

“This appears to be a targeted shooting, with no clear ties to the Lower Mainland gang conflict,” said RCMP Const. Harrison Mohr.


COVID-19: Tools to combat Omicron remain unchanged as province shifts pandemic strategy, expert says

Credit to Author: Gordon Hoekstra| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 03:33:45 +0000

Wear a mask and distance in indoor public spaces, wash your hands often and stay home if you’re sick. Ventilation of indoor spaces is also important.


Science News

Research in mice identifies neurons that control locomotion
For more than a century, scientists have known that while the commands that initiate movement come from the brain, the neurons that control locomotion once movement is underway reside within the spinal cord. Researchers now report that, in mice, they have identified one particular type of neuron that is both necessary and sufficient for regulating this type of movement. These neurons are called ventral spinocerebellar tract neurons (VSCTs).


Research in mice identifies neurons that control locomotion
For more than a century, scientists have known that while the commands that initiate movement come from the brain, the neurons that control locomotion once movement is underway reside within the spinal cord. Researchers now report that, in mice, they have identified one particular type of neuron that is both necessary and sufficient for regulating this type of movement. These neurons are called ventral spinocerebellar tract neurons (VSCTs).


Unpacking The “Electric Cars Aren’t As Green As You Think” Claims

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:13:31 +0000

Volvo has pledged to manufacture only electric cars by 2030. In November of last year, it released a 50-page report that delves in exquisite detail into the total carbon footprint of its cars, the purpose being to allow an honest and transparent analysis of the progress it is making toward its corporate goal of reducing […]


Technology News

Unpacking The “Electric Cars Aren’t As Green As You Think” Claims

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:13:31 +0000

Volvo has pledged to manufacture only electric cars by 2030. In November of last year, it released a 50-page report that delves in exquisite detail into the total carbon footprint of its cars, the purpose being to allow an honest and transparent analysis of the progress it is making toward its corporate goal of reducing […]


Local Solar & Storage Present Opportunities: Solar Inventions CEO Bill Nussey (CleanTech Talk)

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:07:51 +0000

Bill Nussey CleanTech Talk featured imageMichael Barnard spoke with serial successful entrepreneur Bill Nussey. He just published a book, Freeing Energy, about solar and storage behind the meter.


The Value of Wind Energy

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:25:35 +0000

PNNL teams evaluate the value of wind energy off the coast of Oregon and in rural Alaska. Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. By Mary Ann Showalter, PNNL Two teams of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have shown that wind energy offers logistical, economic, and environmental value to consumers and utilities from the coast of […]


Vice News

Brian Laundrie Confessed to Killing Gabby Petito in Notebook: FBI

Credit to Author: Manisha Krishnan| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:09:50 GMT

Laundrie claimed responsibility for Petito’s death in a notebook found near his remains.


4 People Including a Baby Found Frozen to Death Near US-Canada Border

Credit to Author: Anya Zoledziowski| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:02:03 GMT

A Florida man has been charged with human smuggling and is awaiting his next court appearance, while authorities in Canada and the US continue to investigate.


Shell’s Massive Carbon Capture Plant Is Emitting More than It’s Capturing

Credit to Author: Anya Zoledziowski| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:00:00 GMT

A new Global Witness report found that it has the same carbon footprint per year as 1.2 million gas-powered cars.


Immigration

How to spot a fake Canadian job offer

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 13:00:10 +0000

Scammers know job-seekers are in a vulnerable position, and willing to provide their personal information or even money to secure a job in Canada. If you have fallen for a scam, you are not alone. Online scams have been on the rise since the pandemic started. Stats from Canada’s Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) indicate there were […]

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PEI holds first scheduled draw of 2022

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:00:51 +0000

Prince Edward Island has released its new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw results. The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) invited a total of 132  immigration candidates on January 20. Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates received the most invitations, combined they received a total of 121. The remaining 11 invitations went to Business Impact […]

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Finding identity as a “hyphenated Canadian”

Credit to Author: Baisakhi Roy| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:27:51 +0000

Who am I? Where do I belong? These are complex questions that immigrants face as they adapt to their new home while keeping the connections to their native country alive.

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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.