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Current Senate home gets facelift

Credit to Author: Cecille Suerte Felipe| Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2024 00:00:00 +0800

The present Senate building’s hallways will be adorned with paintings from the National Museum and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), as Congress gears up for the resumption of the third regular session starting today right before President Marcos’ State of the Nation Address (SONA).


Secret Service admits it denied requests for tighter security for Trump

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.  — The Secret Service now acknowledges it denied some requests by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign for increased security at his events in the years before the assassination attempt on him at a recent rally. In the immediate aftermath of the July 13 attack, the law enforcement agency had denied rejecting such requests. But the Secret Service acknowledged late Saturday, a week after the attempt on Trump’s life, that it had turned back some requests to increase security around the former president. The reversal is likely to be a key focus of a congressional hearing Monday […]…

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President Marcos has signed 75 laws as president

Credit to Author: Delon Porcalla| Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2024 00:00:00 +0800

President Marcos has signed a total of 75 laws from Congress since the start of his administration in July 2022.


Russia says intercepted US bomber planes over Arctic

MOSCOW — Russia said Sunday that it scrambled fighter jets to prevent two US strategic bomber planes from crossing its border over the Barents Sea in the Arctic. The US military routinely carries out flights over international waters, operations that it says are conducted in neutral airspace and in accordance with international law. But Moscow has responded more aggressively to the exercises in recent months, warning in June that US drone flights over the Black Sea risked leading to a “direct” military clash. READ: B-52H bomber joins PH jets for WPS patrol, irks China The Russian defense ministry said it […]…

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DHSUD inks deal with Meralco for 4PH electrification projects

Credit to Author: Elizabeth Marcelo| Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2024 00:00:00 +0800

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Manila Electric Co. for the provision of electricity services in housing projects under the Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Program.


6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala – USGS

GUATEMALA CITY — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Guatemala on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, with the tremor also felt in El Salvador and Nicaragua. No casualties or damage were reported in the three countries. The tremor hit at 8:53 pm (0253 GMT) with its epicenter eight kilometers (five miles) southeast of Jalapa city, at a depth of 265.5 kilometers, according to the USGS. READ: Magnitude 6.4 quake wakes people on Mexico-Guatemala border The seismological institute in El Salvador recorded the quake at a magnitude of 5.9 while that of Nicaragua registered it at 5.2-magnitude. Civil protection authorities of the […]…

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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

BYD’s Electric Car Price Cuts Upset BYD Buyers in Thailand — Investigation Ensues As Factory Inaugurated

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 17:45:25 +0000

I wrote a few weeks ago, based on some ears on the ground, about cheap electric cars from BYD seemingly disrupting the auto market in Thailand — like, not just reaching good sales levels, but actually disrupting the market and pushing auto brands out. This even extends into the used … [continued]

The post BYD’s Electric Car Price Cuts Upset BYD Buyers in Thailand — Investigation Ensues As Factory Inaugurated appeared first on CleanTechnica.


Small-Scale Distributed Wind Projects Could Leave a Large Impact

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 17:00:59 +0000

Achieving a clean energy future is going to take energy of all kinds, and every little bit helps. Enter distributed energy resources (DERs), which generate, store, and manage power locally for energy users. Wind energy technology applied as a DER—known as distributed wind—is ideal for a wide range of customers. … [continued]

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Transmission Value in 2023

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:57:21 +0000

Market Data Shows the Value of Transmission Remained High in Certain Locations Despite Overall Low Wholesale Electricity Prices In 2023 additional electricity transmission would have provided the most value for links that crossed between grid interconnection regions in the United States or crossed between system operator regions within the same … [continued]

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Technology News

BYD’s Electric Car Price Cuts Upset BYD Buyers in Thailand — Investigation Ensues As Factory Inaugurated

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 17:45:25 +0000

I wrote a few weeks ago, based on some ears on the ground, about cheap electric cars from BYD seemingly disrupting the auto market in Thailand — like, not just reaching good sales levels, but actually disrupting the market and pushing auto brands out. This even extends into the used … [continued]

The post BYD’s Electric Car Price Cuts Upset BYD Buyers in Thailand — Investigation Ensues As Factory Inaugurated appeared first on CleanTechnica.


Small-Scale Distributed Wind Projects Could Leave a Large Impact

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 17:00:59 +0000

Achieving a clean energy future is going to take energy of all kinds, and every little bit helps. Enter distributed energy resources (DERs), which generate, store, and manage power locally for energy users. Wind energy technology applied as a DER—known as distributed wind—is ideal for a wide range of customers. … [continued]

The post Small-Scale Distributed Wind Projects Could Leave a Large Impact appeared first on CleanTechnica.


Transmission Value in 2023

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:57:21 +0000

Market Data Shows the Value of Transmission Remained High in Certain Locations Despite Overall Low Wholesale Electricity Prices In 2023 additional electricity transmission would have provided the most value for links that crossed between grid interconnection regions in the United States or crossed between system operator regions within the same … [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

New data suggests growing demand for temporary foreign workers in several Canadian industries

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2024 12:00:23 +0000

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) reports that the number of people approved to work as temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in Canada has doubled compared to five years ago. According to publicly available ESDC data, in 2023, employers were cleared to hire just less than 240,000 (239,646) TFWs. Five years prior, this number was less […]

The post New data suggests growing demand for temporary foreign workers in several Canadian industries first appeared on CIC News.


Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, and PEI nominate newcomers for provincial immigration

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2024 12:00:07 +0000

This week, four provinces issued nominations for immigration candidates through their respective Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Candidates were invited through economic streams that chose candidates based on their education, employment, professional skills, and more. Read on for a province-by-province breakdown of results for this week. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Provincial immigration […]

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IRCC’s update on its plan to attract global talent

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2024 12:00:25 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has outlined recent progress on Skills Missions, one of the key objectives outlined in the Strategic Immigration Review released in October 2023. The report comes from an Access to Information Request (ATIP) obtained by CIC News. According to the ATIP, the department is working on establishing the foundations for […]

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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.