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US: No large-scale exercises with PH next month

Filipino and American soldiers take part in joint maneuvers in the Philippines in this file photo. INQUIRER FILE / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ No large-scale military exercises are scheduled between the Phil.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesOct 11th, 2018

U.S.-South Korea military drills to resume despite thaw with North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – The United States and South Korea announced Tuesday, March 20, that their annual joint military drills would go ahead next month, with no significant downsize in scale despite an ongoing diplomatic thaw with North Korea . The large-scale exercises involving tens of thousands of ground troops are a perennial source ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 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

Military vehicles to roll through Washington in parade

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Military vehicles will roll through Washington on November 11 in a salute to veterans, a Pentagon memo said on Friday (Thursday in Manila), detailing President Donald Trump’s dream of hosting a military parade. The White House announced a month ago that Trump had asked for a large-scale military parade, an unconventional call that [...] The post Military vehicles to roll through Washington in parade appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Military vehicles to roll through Washington in parade

WASHINGTON, United States – Military vehicles will roll through Washington on November 11 in a salute to veterans, a Pentagon memo said Friday, March 9 detailing President Donald Trump's dream of hosting a military parade. The White House announced a month ago that Trump had asked for a large-scale military parade, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

U.S., South Korea discuss military drills amid Olympic worries

SEOUL, South Korea – The US military is reportedly in talks with South Korea on the timing of large-scale annual military exercises that always infuriate nuclear-armed Pyongyang and could coincide with next year's Winter Olympics. The Foal Eagle and Key Resolve drills usually start in late February or early March ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

WATCH | North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

North Korea says US threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm

Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.” Source link link: North Korea says US threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

Two American B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact”......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

US, SKorea to stage massive air exercise in show of force

SEOUL: The United States will send stealth fighters to a large-scale air force drill with South Korea next month, the US military said on Friday, in a new show of force aimed at North Korea. The massive five-day annual exercise comes as Washington pushes what President Donald Trump has called a “maximum pressure campaign” against… link: US, SKorea to stage massive air exercise in show of force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

US, Philippines scale down Balikatan exercises

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine and American troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of traditional war games, the American Embassy in Ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2017

The burden of additional taxes on non-metallic minerals

Senate Bill 1979 (in relation to House Bill 4800) proposes to impose a royalty tax on both metallic and non-metallic mining operations conducted outside mineral reservations, whether large scale or…READ The post The burden of additional taxes on non-metallic minerals appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Cotabato drug trafficker nabbed for selling 1 million worth of shabu

Authorities arrested Thursday a large-scale narcotics trafficker in the act of selling P1 million worth of shabu to a government agent in disguise......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Orange juice, leafy greens and fruit could be good for a man’s memory

New US research has found that men who include vegetables and leafy greens, orange juice, and fruit in their diet may benefit from a lower risk of memory loss as they age. Carried out by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, the new large-scale study looked at 27,842 men with an average age of 51. Participants were asked to complete questionnaires about how many servings of fruits, vegetables and other foods they had each day at the start of the study, and then again every four years for 20 years. They were then categorized into groups depending on their fruit and vegetable intake. The group who ate the highest amount of vegetables ...Keep on reading: Orange juice, leafy greens and fruit could be good for a man’s memory.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Imee Marcos urges crackdown on copra smugglers

As the domestic price of copra continues to decrease, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos called on the government to "crack the whip on copra smugglers who are bleeding local farmers dry." "We should unmask these smugglers and charge them before the proper courts," Marcos said in a statement issued on Sunday. "We should use the full might of the anti-smuggling law against the unscrupulous people who profit at the expense of our kababayans." "Let's not forget that large-scale agricultural smuggling is already considered economic sabotage under the law," she added. To counteract this, Marcos proposed a "three-pronged rescue package" for coconut farmers affected by the continuous sl...Keep on reading: Imee Marcos urges crackdown on copra smugglers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

LeBron feels love in return to Cleveland, beats Cavaliers

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James felt only love at home. Making his first trip back to Cleveland since leaving for the second time as a free agent, James was welcomed like a hero on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win over the Cavaliers, who played an inspired game against their former teammate but couldn't stop him when it mattered most. James finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. He also scored or assisted on 11 straight points as the Lakers overcame a 99-91 deficit in the fourth quarter. The Cavs had a chance to tie late, but Kyle Korver missed a wide-open three-pointer with 17 seconds left and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made four free throws in the final 15 to seal it for Los Angeles. From the moment he stepped back onto Quicken Loans Arena floor, his home court for 11 seasons, James was treated like a returning champion. On the night before Thanksgiving, Cleveland said thanks to the Northeast Ohio son, the one who ended the city's 52-year championship drought. "We recognize the fact that certainly this is a big night for the city of Cleveland," Cavs coach Larry Drew said before tipoff, "because a hero has come back." The Cavs, who came in an NBA-worst 2-13, didn't roll over against James and played one of their best games this season. They seemed in control up 99-91 before James, as he did some many times for Cleveland, took over and scored or assisted on 11 straight points to give the Lakers the lead. Jordan Clarkson had 20 points and Tristan Thompson 14 and 15 rebounds for Cleveland. James was the last Lakers player introduced before the game, presented with a line familiar to all Cavs fans: "A 6'8" forward from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School," said arena announcer Sean Peebles. "Welcome home! LeBron James." The crowd roared and stood as James walked out and huddled with his new teammates, who must have wondered what was in store for them. But unlike that ugly night of Dec. 2, 2010, when James returned with the Miami Heat and was subjected to non-stop booing, profane chants and a toxic, charged atmosphere of hatred unlike anything seen before or since, this was a night for celebration — and maybe more closure. James has moved on. Cleveland, too. With 8:09 left in the first quarter, James was saluted by the Cavs with a moving video tribute during a timeout. Images of James' playing days with Cleveland — highlighted by the Cavs' historic comeback to win the 2016 title — were shown along with video clips of his impact on the community, including his opening of the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron. As the crowd stood and showed its affection toward James, "Thank You LeBron" was displayed in large letters on the arena's giant scoreboard. James appeared to be touched by the presentation. He bit his lower lip while walking back onto court and pointed to all corners of the building in appreciation, his chance to reconnect with a fan base he'll always share a special, if not complicated, relationship. Wearing a flat cap, long jacket and boots, James arrived at 5:46 p.m., entering the Q through a security entrance he's passed through many times. He greeted two guards near the door with fist bumps before quickly walking past a large group of photographers to the visitors' locker room. Earlier in the day, James visited his I Promise School, a refurbished elementary for at-risk kids he founded and plans to expand. James came back to Cleveland to face a team in disarray without him. The Cavs have endured a season's worth of issues in just over a month with the firing of coach Tyronn Lue, All-Star forward Kevin Love undergoing foot surgery and the latest drama — disillusioned forward J.R. Smith being excused so Cleveland can try to trade him. TIP-INS Lakers: Coach Luke Walton is impressed with James' knack for blocking out external distractions. "The great ones have that ability," he said. "When they're on the basketball court nothing else matters, other than what they're trying to do. Their focus level seems to somehow get higher with the louder the noise gets. I don't know how. I don't know why." Cavaliers: Did not commit a turnover in the first half. ... Starting G George Hill missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right shoulder sustained on Nov. 4 (Nov. 5, PHL time). Hill has ramped up his on-court workouts in recent days and could be back soon. ... Drew said he was unaware of Smith's comments accusing the Cavs of "tanking." Drew believes his team is playing hard, and promised to nothing but coach his team to win. "To coach to lose, I don't understand that, I don't know how to do that," he said. "I don't know how anybody can do that. That's something I would never, ever do." UP NEXT Lakers: Host Utah on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Cavaliers: At Philadelphia on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Growing up with a female dog may reduce a child’s risk of asthma

New Swedish research has found that growing up with a dog is linked to a lower risk of asthma in children, especially if the dog is female. Carried out by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, the new large-scale study looked at national register data for all children born in Sweden from 2001 to 2004, a total of 23,585 infants, who had a dog in their home during their first year of life. The researchers classified each dog by sex, breed, size and whether they were described as "hypoallergenic" and investigated the relationship between each characteristic and the risk of asthma, allergy diagnosis, or the prescription of asthma or allergy drugs at the a...Keep on reading: Growing up with a female dog may reduce a child’s risk of asthma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

First refugees of ‘Central American exodus’ arrive at US border – Al Jazeera

After a month-long journey, Central American migrants and refugees fleeing violence and poverty in large groups are beginning to arrive […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Ompong’s Wrath

Each time strong typhoon and passes, farmers tilling the lands on the banks of the Abra River lose their crops and land because of flooding. When Typhoon Ompong struck Ilocos Sur, among those hardest hit is the upland town of Quirino. While farmers in the coastal areas lost their harvest, farmers from Brgys. Patungcaleo, Namitpit and a number from Legleg lost both their crops and farms when Abra River overflowed. But “Ompong” is not the sole culprit, man-made conditions like large-scale mining and government neglect are contributory to this problem. Watch and listen to their stories......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Airport holds simulation drill for emergency preparedness

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Nov. 13 (PIA) -- The Bacolod-Silay Airport's emergency preparedness program was recently put to test through the conduct of full-scale airport simulation exercises."In the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Airport holds simulation drill for emergency preparedness

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Nov. 13 (PIA) -- The Bacolod-Silay Airport's emergency preparedness program was recently put to test through the conduct of full-scale airport simulation exercises."In the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018