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Sotto takes dig at House for presenting local bill to Senate

  Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III took a subtle dig at the House of Representatives on Tuesday when the latter's bill was presented for plenary consideration in the Senate.   As chairman of the Senate committee on local government, Senator Sonny Angara sponsored House Bill No. 1926 that seeks the creation of a barangay in Misamis Oriental.   After his short sponsorship of the bill, Sotto asked Angara this question: "Cannot the House of Representative pass this without the Senate, Mr. President?"   The question elicited laughter from some of his colleagues.   Angara answered Sotto's question anyway: "I think only the ...Keep on reading: Sotto takes dig at House for presenting local bill to Senate.....»»

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NASA test-runs Kilopower, a nuclear reactor able to sustain a habitat on Mars

There must be something gratifying if not romantic about flying to Mars. The late David Bowie sang about the red planet, wondering out loud if there is life out there. Science fiction writers Ray Bradbury and Alan Moore, on the other hand, entertained all the possibilities that could happen in the great, wide universe (or multiverses, if you preach Schrdinger), from a superhero building a glass castle on Mars to the invasion of Martians by humans in search of a new planet to call home. But although living on Mars isn't as feasible as sending a rocket ship full of astronauts willing to colonize Martians,scientists Patrick McClure and David Poston's Kilopower project makes the quest...Keep on reading: NASA test-runs Kilopower, a nuclear reactor able to sustain a habitat on Mars.....»»

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Chris Gavina embraces new challenge as coach in MPBL

After his "unconventional" job at Kia in the PBA, coach Chris Gavina is relishing the fresh start as head coach for1 Valenzuela Classic in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. The 38-year-old mentor is confident that unlike his run in the pro league, he will have a better chance to showcase what kind of coach he is as he will be working with players who have made their names in the barangays. "I'm confident that I'll be able to imprint my style and my mentality with this team," he said. "I'm just looking to build a culture where everybody's held accountable and has that championship mindset." READ:Gavina resigns, Dandan steps in as Kia head coach Gavina has always p...Keep on reading: Chris Gavina embraces new challenge as coach in MPBL.....»»

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D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum dumps Batangas-EAC by 37 points

Zark's Burger-Lyceum hardly broke a sweat as it thumped Batangas-EAC, 112-75, to chalk one in the win column Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at Pasig Sports Center. Mike Nzeusseu and Jaycee Marcelino kickstarted the blowout as the Jawbreakers took a 48-33 halftime lead and cruised to the easy victory to bounce back from their 92-94 defeat to Marinerong Pilipino back in opening day. For coach Topex Robinson, it was a matter of the Zark's Burger-Lyceum finally understanding the grind in the developmental league, saying, "we have adjusted to everything, from the calls to the teams we're playing with." The youthful mentor, however, isn't putting much stress on mi...Keep on reading: D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum dumps Batangas-EAC by 37 points.....»»

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Slayer reveals plans for farewell world tour

Trash metal band from the United States, Slayer, has revealed that "The End is Near" and announced plans to tour the world one last time before that day comes. In a tweet posted on Monday and joined by a quick-cutting video summarizing the band's career, the band shared the message, "The End is Near... #Slayer to tour the world one more time....," with a follow-up tweet revealing artwork for the tour as well as the talent that would join the band on its farewell run: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. Other details about the tour have yet to be revealed, although the video concludes with a note that North American tour dates are soon to be announced. Slayer was fo...Keep on reading: Slayer reveals plans for farewell world tour.....»»

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Roque: Proposed new charter must ensure Duterte can’t extend term

The transitory provisions in the proposed new Constitution must ensure that President Rodrigo Duterte could not extend his term beyond 2022. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made this assertion on Tuesday as he reiterated that Duterte was not interested in extending his six-year term. "Kung ano man ang mangyayari na transitory provision, consider him out of the question 'no," Roque said in a briefing in Malacaang Palace. "I don't think majority would want constitutional succession, so they better provide for a transition that would mean that the President will step down in 2022." The Palace official said the transitory provisions in the proposed Constitution must also e...Keep on reading: Roque: Proposed new charter must ensure Duterte can’t extend term.....»»

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ONE Championship partners with Global Citizen to fight poverty

Eyeing to make an impact on a much bigger scale, ONE Championship on Monday launched a partnership with Global Citizen, a non-government organization which aims to provide a better life for everyone. The team up is only fitting as ONE, the biggest MMA organization in Asia, adheres to the advocacies of Global Citizen with Chatri Sityodtong, ONE chairman and CEO, reaffirming that part the promotion's responsibility is to contribute into easing out conflicts in the society. "As I've said before, in ONE, we are more than just having amazing fighters and athletes. These guys are heroes not only to their country but to the world," said Sityodtong in a press conference at City of Drea...Keep on reading: ONE Championship partners with Global Citizen to fight poverty.....»»

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One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort

  A Japanese soldier was killedTuesdayand several other people injured after a volcano erupted near a popular ski resort, sparking an avalanche and leaving scores stranded -- including tourists from Britain and Taiwan.   Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks rolling down the snow-covered side of the volcano towards a ski slope.   Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters that one of eight members of the Self Defense Forces who had been on a trainingmission on Mt. Kusatsu Shirane, northwest of Tokyo, had died after being hit by volcanic rocks.   "His lungs were damaged" because ...Keep on reading: One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort.....»»

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Without Neymar, Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving

MADRID --- It turns out Barcelona had the solution to its problems right at home. After starting the season surrounded by doubts following failed attempts to bring in a top player to replace Neymar, Barcelona showed it can do just fine regardless. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez proved they can get the job done by themselves, leading Barcelona to an impressive first half of the season. With the talented duo thriving, Barcelona became the runaway leader in the Spanish league and stayed alive in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. Messi and Suarez have combined to score 34 goals in the Spanish league, more than the total tally of all but three other teams. There wa...Keep on reading: Without Neymar, Messi and Suarez keep Barcelona thriving.....»»

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NBC’s Kelly says Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her

NEW YORK (AP) --- NBC's Megyn Kelly lashed out at actress Jane Fonda Monday in a simmering dispute over an interview gone awry, even invoking the old "Hanoi Jane" nickname. Fonda had appeared alongside Robert Redford on one of the first "Megyn Kelly Today" installments in September for an interview to promote a new movie. It became tense when the subject of plastic surgery came up; while saying the 80-year-old actress looked "amazing," Kelly said that "I read that you said you're not proud to admit you've had work done. Why not?" Fonda glared at Kelly and then said, "We really want to talk about that right now?" She shifted the conversation to the movie. She's since criticiz...Keep on reading: NBC’s Kelly says Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her.....»»

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Family meals could give children healthy eating habits for life

New European research has found that regularly eating together as a family helps pass healthy eating habits onto children that last well into adulthood, potentially preventing obesity later in life. Carried out by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Mannheim, Germany, the new meta-analysis looked at 57 studies which together included a total of 203,706 of participants from across the world. The team analyzed the relationship between family meals and children's nutritional health using the measurements of body mass index (BMI), the number of portions of fruit and vegetables eaten per day (as an indicator of healthy diet), and the...Keep on reading: Family meals could give children healthy eating habits for life.....»»

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Cosby performs for first time since assault charge

Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby returned to the stage Monday for the first time in nearly three years, telling jokes just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault. The 80-year-old pioneering African American actor and comedian spent around an hour performing at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia at an event honoring drummer and jazz great, Tony Williams. He sat on a wooden chair, in front of the jazz quartet, dressed casually in dark pants and grey hoodie inscribed with the words "Hello Friend" spelled out in multicolored capital letters. There was no heckling and the audience was generally supportive, clapping and at times laughin...Keep on reading: Cosby performs for first time since assault charge.....»»

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Sereno lawyer: Hiring of IT expert for SC e-projects above board

            The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday maintained that there was nothing irregular in the hiring of information and communications technology (ICT) consultant Helen Macasaet, whose contract of services expired in November 2017.   Sereno's Spokesperson Atty. Jojo Lacanilao said the hiring of Macasaet was done in accordance with the government procurement law through an alternative mode called "negotiated procurement."     "The Supreme Court hired Ms. Macasaet from among three choices through negotiated procurement because her services are highly technical in nature and, therefo...Keep on reading: Sereno lawyer: Hiring of IT expert for SC e-projects above board.....»»

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Bucks hope firing Kidd sparks club with expectations rising

MILWAUKEE --- Jason Kidd helped make the Bucks relevant again. Someone else will have to help them become champions. Despite mentoring a young, athletic core led by All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kidd was fired by Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst on Monday. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will lead the team for the rest of the season. Still, if and when Milwaukee does compete for NBA titles, Kidd's influence will be clear. He led Antetokounmpo and company to two playoff appearances in three seasons --- not bad for a team that won 15 games four seasons ago. Antetokounmpo has become a star, and Khris Middleton has also become a standout player. Yet the Bucks are hovering around...Keep on reading: Bucks hope firing Kidd sparks club with expectations rising.....»»

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‘Scandal,’ the show that Twitter built, bows out

ABC's prime-time political soap "Scandal" launched mid-season with little fanfare in the spring of 2012, to tepid reviews and disappointing ratings. Following the exploits of Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington as Washington, DC crisis manager Olivia Pope and her team of problem-solving "gladiators," the show didn't immediately take off and it looked destined to be strangled at birth. As it nears its finale six years on, however, it bows out as a bona fide hit that changed the way we watch TV, ushering in the era of live-tweeting shows, known as "double-screening." Its army of vocal Twitter fans, who also call themselves "gladiators," helped ratings for "Scandal" soar ...Keep on reading: ‘Scandal,’ the show that Twitter built, bows out.....»»

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Second MRT-3 glitch of the day offloads 1,134 passengers

More than 1,000 passengers of a northbound MRT-3 train were offloadedon Tuesdayevening in Pasay City due to a system problem. An MRT-3 report showed that the train dropped off 1,134 commuters at the northbound portion of Buendia station after it encountered an "ATP failure" at6:07 p.m. The service disruption was caused by "worn out ATP sub-components" like ATP board and ATP sensor, the report said. ATP stands for "automatic train protection." Affected passengers rode on a different train that arrived 10 minutes after. Earlier, the MRT-3 also experienced a "braking system error" at11:53 a.m.that unloaded its 500 passengers at the northbound portion of Santolan - Annapol...Keep on reading: Second MRT-3 glitch of the day offloads 1,134 passengers.....»»

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Are people losing trust in social media?

  The 2018 edition of the Edelman Trust Barometer was released on the Monday with disappointing results for the United States and social media platforms. The Edelman Trust Barometer measures the public's trust in four different institutions; business (economic well-being), government (national security and public policy), media (information and knowledge) and NGOs (social causes and issues). Edelman has been conducting these surveys in 28 different countries and have accumulated 18 years of data from over 33,000 respondents. This year's survey shows that media is now the least trusted institution globally, with 22 out of 28 countries claiming it is distrusted. The consi...Keep on reading: Are people losing trust in social media?.....»»

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Neil Diamond reveals Parkinson’s, ends touring

Neil Diamond, one of the best-selling singers of all time, announced Monday he was immediately retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Following his doctor's advice, the Brooklyn native who turns 77 on Wednesday scrapped Australia and New Zealand stops scheduled for March as part of a global tour to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a recording artist. However, Diamond said in a statement that he plans to "remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come." "It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the publ...Keep on reading: Neil Diamond reveals Parkinson’s, ends touring.....»»

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Bogus cop nabbed for not wearing helmet, carrying unlicensed gun

A motorcycle-riding man was supposed to be just flagged down for not wearing a helmet but his violation took another turn after he introduced himself as a policeman.   Members of Las Pias police community precinct 1 (PCP-1) were conducting Oplan Sita when Archimedes Martinez, 46, passed by their checkpoint on Padre Diego Cera Avenue in Barangay Manuyo Dos around9:30 a.m.Tuesday.   Case investigator SPO1 Gilbert Curaza said that instead of a helmet, Martinez was wearing a police field cap.   When he was accosted, Martinez introduced himself as a "police officer" of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 1996.   Curaza said he also f...Keep on reading: Bogus cop nabbed for not wearing helmet, carrying unlicensed gun.....»»

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Harry Potter river cruise to set sail on River Thames

It's no flying car, but Harry Potter fans are being courted in a new river cruise that makes stops at key filming locations like 4 Privet Drive, the real-world inspiration for Hogwarts, and the Warner Bros. Studio where the Harry Potter movies were made. Admittedly, at around $4,190 (almost P214,000) a person, the "Harry Potter Magic Cruise Itinerary" is not exactly aimed at the modest Muggle. To kick off their sailing and set the scene, guests start with a traditional English Cream Tea at the Hotel Stafford in London. After a champagne welcome onboard their floating home, the Magna Carta, and the first of several Hogwarts-inspired dinners, guests set off the next morning on...Keep on reading: Harry Potter river cruise to set sail on River Thames.....»»

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