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Talking Federal

Resource persons exchange views and prospects on the proposed shift to a federal form of government and its implications on Mindanao and the transition to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in two-day forum at Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City that ended on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH B. CABRERA.....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsNov 9th, 2018

Google denies Trump charge it rigs ‘Trump News’ searches

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other US tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" --- and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google is pushing back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't true: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment." The president's tweets Tuesday echoed his familiar attacks on the news media --- and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don't give equal weight to opposing political v...Keep on reading: Google denies Trump charge it rigs ‘Trump News’ searches.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser said the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google pushed back sharply, saying Trump's claim simply wasn't so: "We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment." The president's tweets echoed his familiar attacks on the news media --- and a conservative talking point that California-based tech companies run by CEOs with liberal leanings don't give equal weight to opposing political viewpoints. ...Keep on reading: Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Judge denies request for Stormy Daniels gag order

LOS ANGELES, USA – An American federal judge rejected Friday, June 15 a request by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer for a gag order to stop the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels insulting him and talking about the case in media appearances. US District Judge S. James ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Pass law against dynasty before federalism

BAGUIO CITY — A top official of the University of the Cordilleras (UC) challenged senate and congress to pass an anti-dynasty law before talking about a shift to a federal form of government......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Solons prioritize federalism, but how about the BBL?

As the new year began, the leaders of both chambers of Congress have been talking of prioritizing the shift to a federal system of government by convening th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Corporate News: Ty's Federal Land eyes foreign partners

FEDERAL LAND, Inc. is talking to foreign companies for partnerships in certain projects that the property business of billionaire George S.K. Ty plans to undertake......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 7th, 2016

Blind leads the blind in computer literacy | Inquirer Business

When talking about a newly published local computer literacy manual for the visually impaired, the blind leading the blind is its best description The post Blind leads the blind in computer literacy a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News1 hr. 53 min. ago

‘I beat Pacquiao,’ trash-talking Broner doesn’t admit defeat

American fighter Adrien Broner, a known trash talker, shrugged off the unanimous decision favoring Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao on Sunday in Las Vegas. In an interview ringside right after the WBA Welterweight title match at the MGM Grand Garden, Broner insisted he beat Pacquiao, the clear crowd favorite. “I beat him. Everybody out there knows […] The post ‘I beat Pacquiao,’ trash-talking Broner doesn’t admit defeat appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News5 hr. 14 min. ago

Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

By KRISTIE RIEKEN,  AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). The Rockets trailed for most of the night and were down by 18 in the second-half. Gordon sent it to overtime with a 3-pointer, and made four free throws in the last seconds of the extra period. Coming off 57- and 58-point games, Harden had his 19th straight game with at least 30 and he's had 40 in 10 of the last 13. He was 14 of 30 from the field, going 8 of 19 3-pointers, and hit 12 of 15 free throws. Brandon Ingram missed a 3 for Los Angeles before Harden hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 132-130 with less than a minute left. Ingram tied it with a basket, and Harden again made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 133-132. Los Angeles missed a 3 before Gordon also made just 1 of 2 free throws to leave Houston up by two with 12.6 seconds left. Kyle Kuzma lost the ball and it went out of bounds to give Houston the ball back. Gordon added four free throws after that to secure the victory. It was the second straight overtime game for both teams after Houston lost to Brooklyn on Wednesday night and Los Angeles beat Oklahoma City on Thursday night. Kuzma had 32 points for Los Angeles and Ingram added 21 in a game where coach Luke Walton was ejected in the third quarter. Already without LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have another injury concern after Lonzo Ball sprained his left ankle in the third quarter. The team said he was taken to a hospital for X-rays because the machine at the arena was broken. Four straight points by the Lakers stretched the lead to nine in the fourth quarter, but Harden and Gordon made consecutive 3-pointers cut it to 112-109 with about two minutes remaining. Los Angeles made four free throws to make it 116-109 about a minute later, but Harden made two 3-pointers around a basket by Ivica Zubac to get Houston within three with about 30 seconds left. Lance Stephenson missed a 3-pointer and Harden made two free throws to cut the lead to 118-117 with 5.7 seconds left. Zubac made two more free throws before Gordon's off-balance 3-pointer with 2 seconds left sent it to OT. The Lakers built a huge lead early and were up 64-46 at halftime, with Kuzma scoring 24 points. They were ahead by 17 with about eight minutes left in the third quarter after scoring five straight points capped by a basket from Kuzma before Houston scored the next 15 points to cut it to 74-72 three minutes later. James Ennis had five points in that stretch and P.J. Tucker capped it with a 3-pointer. Ball was injured just before Houston's run began. He remained on the court for a couple of minutes talking with trainer's before he was helped to his feet where he hopped on his right foot for a few steps before being carried off the court and to the locker room by Stephenson and Michael Beasley. Walton was ejected a couple of minutes after that when he got two technical fouls after yelling at officials during a timeout. TIP-INS Lakers: James was out for the 13th straight game with a strained left groin and did not make the trip. ... Stephenson finished with 16 points. Rockets: Harden also had eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. ... Ennis returned after missing Wednesday's game after cutting his left leg in a fall at his house. ... Chris Paul missed his 14th game in a row with a strained left hamstring ... Clint Capela had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. UP NEXT Lakers: Host Golden State on Monday night. Rockets: Visit Philadelphia on Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

Report: Facebook May Receive Record Fine for Shoddy Privacy Security

SAN FRANCISCO --- Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million , which it dealt to Google in 2012 for bypassing the privacy controls in Apple's Safari browser, according to The Washington Post. The story published Friday cited three unidentified people familiar with the discussions. In an automated response, the FTC said it was unable to comment, citing its closure due to the U.S. government shutdown. Facebook declined to comment. The potenti...Keep on reading: Report: Facebook May Receive Record Fine for Shoddy Privacy Security.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 27 min. ago

Current Government Shutdown Is Proof the Poor Can’t Rely on Federal Assistance

(THE CONVERSATION) I conduct a lot of in-depth interviews with people like a woman I'll call Angie as part of my work as a political scientist who studies poverty and public policy. When I asked the low-income mother of two, who works multiple jobs but still struggles to care for her family, about her experience with government assistance programs, she expressed dismay over benefit cuts due to the current government shutdown. "The people who make these rules ... they don't have any poor people in their family," she told me. "That is why they are willing to chop so many services for the poor." People living in poverty are now bracing for that kind of chopping as a result of the part...Keep on reading: Current Government Shutdown Is Proof the Poor Can’t Rely on Federal Assistance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 27 min. ago

Trump Plans Big Announcement on Shutdown, Border

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump says he'll make a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues. The White House did not immediately provide details on Friday about what the president would be announcing, but a person familiar with the planning said Trump planned to outline a new deal with specific proposals that the administration believes could potentially pave the way to the shutdown's end. The person was not authorized to discuss the announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. The move --- on Day 28 of a shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers wit...Keep on reading: Trump Plans Big Announcement on Shutdown, Border.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 27 min. ago

Change of plans? Duterte hints at possible shift in ‘Cha-cha’ approach

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated a possible shift in the government's approach in amending the Constitution, a move he had been pushing to give way for the change to a federal form of government. Speaking in a peace assembly for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in Cotabato City, Duterte raised the idea of amending "not all" but just a "few economic provisions" of the Constitution. "Much as we would like to change anything there. Pati 'yung atin dito. We have been used to it. We are the people governed by elections. And we elect leaders. The leaders must be the choice of the people. I am sure that with that - the fundamentals pr...Keep on reading: Change of plans? Duterte hints at possible shift in ‘Cha-cha’ approach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case | Inquirer Business

DETROIT A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal. The post Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case

DETROIT --- A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal. Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel were named in a 12-count indictment alleging conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of the Clean Air Act. The indictment, released Thursday, alleges the men took part in nearly a decade-long conspiracy to deceive the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by cheating on emissions tests for 3-liter diesel engines. None of the four is in custody, and they are believed to be in Germany, a Justice Department spokesman said. Audi is a luxury brand owned by German automaker Vo...Keep on reading: Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Number of US federal workers seeking jobless aid doubles

WASHINGTON --- The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department says that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week. Typically fewer than a thousand former federal employees apply for jobless benefits each week. Federal employees who aren't working during the shutdown are eligible to claim unemployment aid, while those working without pay are not, the Labor Department has said. Yet even those sent home will have to repay the unemployment aid if they receive back pay once the shutdown ends. The number of Americ...Keep on reading: Number of US federal workers seeking jobless aid doubles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

U.S. shutdown after 4 weeks – food banks and job fairs

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Four weeks into the US government shutdown, cash-strapped federal workers are tapping life savings, selling possessions and turning to soup kitchens to make ends meet -- ramping up pressure on Wednesday, January 16, for leaders in Washington to strike a deal. Communities from Washington ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

WASHINGTON --- Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS. As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week with no end in sight, the economic blow is being felt not only by federal workers but also by business people, households and travelers across the country. And while the hit to the overall economy so far remains slight, economist foresee real damage if the shutdown drags into February or beyond. "Even if the shutdown is over by the end of ...Keep on reading: From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts

WASHINGTON --- Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown, which has led to furloughs among federal workers, including at the White House. Otherwise, he joked, first lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence, Vice President Mike Pence's wife, would be making salads. "I had a choice. Do we have no food for you, because we have a shutdown?" Trump told the team gathered Monday in the White House East Room. "Or do we give you some little quick salads tha...Keep on reading: Trump’s burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV hosts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

We just read the new Filipino novel the literati is talking about | ABS-CBN News

We just read the new Filipino novel the literati is talking about ABS-CBN News Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte's Philippines, describes th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019