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BOP back to surplus in first eight months

Credit to Author: LISBET K. ESMAEL| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:21:21 +0000

MONEY sent home by overseas Filipinos helped the Philippines’ payment position swing back to surplus in the first eight months of 2019. In a statement on Thursday, the Bangko Sentral…READ


More firms less upbeat about Q3 – BSP survey

Credit to Author: JORDEENE B. LAGARE| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:20:12 +0000

MORE companies acquired a more negative outlook on the country’s economy, while more consumers hold a more positive one for the third quarter, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on…READ


Hirono, Senate Dems urge return of WWII Filvets parole program 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and13Senate Democrats wrote to Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, urging him to rescind the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program (FWVP).   “Over the past two years, the Trump administration has repeatedly attacked immigrants, and once again, its anti-immigrant disposition is reflected in this harmful and unnecessary action to end a program that helps elderly World War II veterans—who are now in their late 80s and 90s—reunite with their children and siblings. By abruptly and cruelly terminating this program nearly tw…

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Camouflaged vaping devices are fooling parents, schools

  In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom. It marks an addition to the fleet of discreet — some would say camouflaged — vaping devices that have teachers and parents struggling to monitor the usage of a product that has surged in popularity among high school-aged kids in the past two years, despite laws in most states that allow sales only to people 18 and up. (In California, it’s 21.) A computer mouse. A phone case. Backpacks. USB j…

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Silent trading keeps PSEi down

Credit to Author: Tyrone Jasper Piad| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:18:38 +0000

Despite the Federal Reserve (Fed) trimming rates, trading was still down on Thursday as market sentiments soured on the possibility that no further rate cut is seen for the rest…READ


Farmers to get 20-M bags of palay seeds

Credit to Author: EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:14:42 +0000

THE Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is set to distribute 20 million bags of certified palay (unmilled rice) seeds to farmers across the country before 2019 ends. The planned move…READ


Vancouver News

Revelstoke RCMP stop erratic driver, find $1.9 million

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:12:54 +0000

Two men were detained and then arrested for possession of property obtained by crime.


Auditor General slams B.C. legislature for lax spending controls

Credit to Author: Rob Shaw| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:47:11 +0000

Auditor General Carol Bellringer looked at $2.2 million in spending — including all expenses by the clerk of the legislature from April 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2018 — at the legislature.


RCMP warn against creative solutions to expensive car insurance

Credit to Author: Stephanie Ip| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:34:20 +0000

Can you spot the difference between the valid license plate and the forged plate? Coquitlam RCMP are warning against drivers getting creative with their insurance decals after a Sharpie scrawl job got a Port Coquitlam driver’s van towed this summer.


Science News

Six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions
Astronomers observed six mild-mannered LINER galaxies suddenly and surprisingly transforming into ravenous quasars — home to the brightest of all active galactic nuclei. The team's observations could help demystify the nature of both LINERs and quasars while answering some burning questions about galactic evolution. Based on their analysis, the researchers suggest they have discovered an entirely new type of black hole activity at the centers of these six LINER galaxies.


New drug target in fight against cancer
Researchers have discovered how a cancer-linked version of the protein mitoNEET can close voltage-dependent anion channels (VDAC), primary gateways in the outer surface of mitochondria. The researchers detail how mitoNEET regulates VDAC, and they show that the interactions between the two proteins could be disrupted by a drug that targets VDAC.


What “Storm Area 51” Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:58:46 +0000

It started out innocently enough. A college student was up late looking at absurd things on Facebook. After seeing a Facebook event planning the theft of “all of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes,” David Montero decided he wanted to make something even more ridiculous, just for fun. He quickly put together “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” and went to bed


Technology News

What “Storm Area 51” Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:58:46 +0000

It started out innocently enough. A college student was up late looking at absurd things on Facebook. After seeing a Facebook event planning the theft of “all of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes,” David Montero decided he wanted to make something even more ridiculous, just for fun. He quickly put together “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” and went to bed


The Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Is Officially In Production!

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:15:13 +0000

Mark Frohnmayer and the crew of creative crafters at Arcimoto have spent years refining the three-wheeled electric vehicle they call the Fun Utility Vehicle. After eight major revisions, 3 new configurations, a vehicle rental scheme, and all the excitement of taking the company public, they are finally starting production of the first retail builds of the Fun Utility Vehicle


Grab A Cup Of Coffee, Sit Down, & Relax. You Are Listening To The Beam Podcast

Credit to Author: The Beam| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:00:40 +0000

Co-written with The Beam Chief-Editor Anne-Sophie Garrigou and produced by Anna Siwecka as an extension of The Beam Magazine, The Beam Podcast is a series of 12 podcast episodes released once a month. For 40 minutes, Anne-Sophie and Anna will be talking to global experts and try to understand all the issues related to the climate emergency


Vice News

The Ironic Inversion of Justin Trudeau’s Progressive Brand Is Complete

Credit to Author: Drew Brown| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:04:34 +0000

The prime minister promised he was a different kind of rich, white politician.


Some Questions For Justin Trudeau, Our Prime Minister Who Loves Brownface (and Blackface)

Credit to Author: Manisha Krishnan| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:03:07 +0000

Justin Trudeau wants Canadians to forgive his racism—but he hasn’t explained why we should.


Trump’s Secret ‘Promise’ to a Foreign Leader Scared the Hell out of an Intelligence Official

Credit to Author: Tim Hume| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:01:56 +0000

The official filed a whistleblower complaint about Trump’s phone call, and Democrats are demanding to know more about it.


Immigration

Small World Music Festival brings global beats to Toronto

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:52:34 +0000

The 18th Annual Small World Music Festival returns to Toronto from September 19 – 29, bringing a captivating mix of sounds to stages across the city. The signature annual program is known for showcasing an eclectic mix of artists from around the globe and around the corner representing the state-of-the-art in global sounds. The programming […]


Saskatchewan significantly expands list of eligible in-demand occupations

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:07:45 +0000

The province of Saskatchewan has expanded the list of in-demand occupations associated with both its Express Entry and In-Demand Occupation sub-categories, from 19 occupations to more than 200. These are two popular streams within the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) that do not require a job offer or work experience in Canada in order for […]


September 18 Express Entry draw issues 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:08:14 +0000

A new Express Entry draw held Wednesday, September 18, has invited 3,600 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in today’s draw was 462. This is one point lower than the previous draw, which was held September 4 and had a cut-off score of 463. The Express […]


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.