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Gun ban still in effect

ILOILO CITY, May 16 (PIA) -- The implementation of the ban on firearms and other deadly weapons is still in effect across the country until Monday, May 21. Under Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Reso.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsMay 16th, 2018

Exercising 3 to 5 times a week brings biggest benefits for mental health, says study

A new large-scale United States study has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month, compared to people who do not exercise. However, working out too much could actually have the opposite effect. Carried out by a team at Yale University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, U.S., along with the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, this is the largest observational study of its kind. It looked at more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. to investigate the influence of exercise type, frequency, duration and intensity on mental health. Participants were asked to complete surveys in 2011, 2013...Keep on reading: Exercising 3 to 5 times a week brings biggest benefits for mental health, says study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Teo, Tulfos deny any wrongdoing in ad deal

Broadcaster Ben Tulfo yesterday denied any wrongdoing in what has been flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) as an irregular deal between the government-run People’s Television Network Inc. (PTV) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) that in effect had his firm as subcontractor......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Teo, Tulfos deny any wrongdoing in ad deal

Broadcaster Ben Tulfo yesterday denied any wrongdoing in what has been flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) as an irregular deal between the government-run People’s Television Network Inc. (PTV) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) that in effect had his firm as subcontractor......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

  SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday affects about 20,000 vehicles. Drivers cannot use the cars except for taking them to safety checks. Nearly 40 fires of BMW vehicles this year are suspected to have been caused by engine problems. BMW last month recalled about 106,000 vehicles of 42 different models. The ministry says 27,000 recalled cars hadn't received safety checks as of Monday but it expected a po...Keep on reading: South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Iran: China’s state-owned energy CNPC takes over French Total

TEHRAN, Iran --- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that China's state-owned petroleum corporation has taken a majority share of the country's South Pars gas project after French oil and gas company Total announced it would pull out because renewed U.S. economic sanctions against Iran. The Saturday report quotes Mohammad Mostafavi, an official in Iran's state oil company, as saying CNPC now owns 80 percent of the shares in the $5 billion project, having bought shares from Total. CNPC originally had some 30 percent of shares in the project. The renewal of U.S. sanctions took effect on Tuesday. /cbb...Keep on reading: Iran: China’s state-owned energy CNPC takes over French Total.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

DA equips farmers to boost Caraga s mango industry

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 10 -- To further capacitate the mango farmers of Caraga region on pest and disease management and in effect boost their production volume and quality, the Department of Agriculture (.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Cabinet unanimously rejects zero tariff plan

Cabinet officials are unanimously against the proposal to reduce to zero the tariff on some agriculture products as part of measures to control inflation, citing the scheme’s adverse effect on local producers, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

PSE recomposition limited to sub-indices

A scheduled recomposition at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) will be limited to the sectoral indices, the bourse announced on Wednesday, with the changes to take effect on August 20, 2018. All 30 stocks under the benchmark PSE index (PSEi) will be retained. Ginebra San Miguel Inc., PetroEnergy Resources Corp., and Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. [...] The post PSE recomposition limited to sub-indices appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Cabinet execs disagree with proposed zero tariff on some agri imports

Cabinet members are against the proposal to reduce to zero the tariff on some agriculture products because of its possible adverse effect on local producers, Malacañang said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Dimming sunlight to slow global warming may harm crop yields — study

OSLO — Spraying a veil of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could harm crop yields in an unintended side-effect of turning down the heat, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday. Some researchers say a man-made sunshade, perhaps sulphur dioxide released high in the atmosphere, could limit rising temperatures and the after-effects like […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Docile or hostile?: ‘Domestication’ genes found in foxes

A six-decade breeding experiment with foxes designed to shed light on how wolves became dogs has led to the discovery of genes that favor tame or aggressive behavior, scientists said Monday. Comparing the sequenced genomes of foxes selected across 50 generations for their friendliness towards people with another group bred for hostility uncovered dozens of telltale differences, including one gene in particular, they reported in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. "We were able to show that a specific gene" --- known as SorCS1 --- "does have an effect on behavior, making foxes more tame," lead author Anna Kukekova, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, to...Keep on reading: Docile or hostile?: ‘Domestication’ genes found in foxes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Police arrest 100,000 for loitering in 2 months

More than 100,000 people in Metro Manila have been arrested or taken into custody by the Philippine National Police less than two months after President Duterte ordered a crackdown on street loiterers, a less deadly campaign than the war on drugs. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said that between June 13 and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, its five police districts arrested 101,223 for violating city ordinances, which some human rights groups say has had a "chilling effect" on the metropolis. After critics pointed out that the President's original order to round up loiterers was illegal under Republic Act No. 10158, which has decriminalized vagrancy, police began to zealously ...Keep on reading: Police arrest 100,000 for loitering in 2 months.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Singapore store slammed for selling ivory jewelry from ‘tortured’ elephants

A Singapore online store selling ivory jewelry has sparked an uproar, with an animal rights group Tuesday slamming the shop for offering products made from "tortured" elephants. Ivory Lane offers earrings for Sg$160 ($120) and necklaces for Sg$800 ($585) and insists its products are made from ivory that was obtained before 1990 when an international ban on the trade began. It is still legal in Singapore to export and import products made from ivory sourced before the ban took effect. The shop's Facebook page shows a picture of women wearing the items, with the message: "Ivory is a secret desire for most girls." But consumers in the affluent city-state reacted with outrage, fl...Keep on reading: Singapore store slammed for selling ivory jewelry from ‘tortured’ elephants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

U.S. reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The United States re-imposed a wave of tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, August 7, bringing back into effect harsh penalties that had been lifted under a historic, multi-party nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump abandoned in May. The first of two rounds of US ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male – study

TAMPA, United States -- Women suffering heart attacks in hospital emergency rooms in the United States are more likely to die if their doctor is a man than a woman, warned a study Monday. The study was based onmore than 500,000 patients admitted to hospital emergency departments for acute myocardial infarction -- a medical term for heart attack -- in Florida between 1991 and 2010. Researchers at Harvard University found a "stark" difference in survival according to whether the patient's and doctor's gender matched. Namely, when women were treated by female doctors, "there was a significant and positive effect" on survival, said the studyin the Proceedings of the National Aca...Keep on reading: Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male – study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

LeBron James Effect

The so-called LeBron James Effect was on display at the start of free agency last month. And because he veered from script and announced his free agency decision quickly, other hopefuls -- the Cavaliers, Sixers, and Rockets included -- reacted accordingly and used salary cap space otherwise reserved for him to fill their respective rosters. Meanwhile, the Lakers themselves failed to leverage their stroke of good fortune into more heralded signings, instead coming up with a decidedly uneven haul of JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson, and Rajon Rondo......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

US federal judge reaffirms ruling that DACA must resume

WASHINGTON --- A federal judge has reaffirmed his ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The ruling has no immediate effect because US District Judge John D. Bates in Washington gave the administration 20 days to decide if it would want to appeal and ask that it be put on hold while trying to get it overturned. In April, the judge gave the government 90 days to restate its argument to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In a 25-page ruling on Friday, he said the administration failed to change his mind. Two nationwide injunctions earlier this year applied onl...Keep on reading: US federal judge reaffirms ruling that DACA must resume.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

New drama troupe Genesis to Jesus gives life to Bible stories—and now to a Marawi tale

One is reminded of what American playwright-novelist Thornton Wilder, author of "Our Town" ("Doon Po sa Amin" in Onofre Pagsanghan's translation), once said: All you need in theater is a bench, a small space and passion. Or something to that effect. I refer to the Genesis to Jesus drama company, a small but valiant group of nine actors who can sing and dance---seven boys and two girls (10 if you include manager-coordinator Marivic Zulaybar, who also performs). With a minimum of props and an all-black attire with the name of the group emblazoned in red or white on their backs, they perform with brio scenes from the Bible, from the Creation to the Crucifixion. The fearsome giant ...Keep on reading: New drama troupe Genesis to Jesus gives life to Bible stories—and now to a Marawi tale.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Bizarre reality shifts, parallel worlds and the Mandela Effect

There has been a lot of talk in recent times of the possibility of other realities and dimensions existing beside our own, all around us, yet mostly unobserved and lying beyond our ability to perceive them. In these alternate realities there are theorized to be other versions of ourselves or….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Multiple entry, 10-year Japan visa for Filipinos take effect

More Filipinos can avail of 10-year multiple entry visa to Japan starting this month as the country’s embassy in Manila relaxed rules for travel there. The eased visa requirements aim to promote “people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the Philippines,” and make convenient travel to the country, thus promoting tourism. The embassy released rules for getting […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018