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Private diary of Albert Einstein reveals his racist shades

There is not an iota of doubt that Albert Einstein was one of the world's brightest minds. No one can disagree with his scientific acumen. Over the years, the name 'Einstein' has in fact become a synonym for genius. But a diary written by him between October 1922 and March 1923 reveals a darker side of the Nobel Physics laureate. Published recently by the Princeton University Press, 'The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922-1923' present the scientist's racists views on the various peoples he encountered during his journey through Asia, including India. Ze'ev Rosenkranz, assistant director of the California Institute of Technology's Einstein Pap...Keep on reading: Private diary of Albert Einstein reveals his racist shades.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 17th, 2018Related News

We defended what is ours, insists Del Rosario

Former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday took exception to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's claim that the Aquino administration had "mismanaged" its handling of the country's territorial row with China over portions of the South China Sea.   In a statement, Del Rosario disputed Lorenzana's remarks that the foreign policy implemented by former President Benigno Aquino III during his term only resulted in "chaos."   "In dealing with this powerful nation (China), we were being asked to acquiesce, but we did not. If this is being deemed as chaos, so be it," he said.   "At every opportunity, no matter what the odds, we spoke to defend wha...Keep on reading: We defended what is ours, insists Del Rosario.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 16th, 2018Related News

Boxing: New father Albert Pagara drawing inspiration from baby boy

A confident and composed ‘Prince’ Albert Pagara put on a show in front of his hometown of Maasin, Southern Leyte, Saturday evening in the main event of Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte. Looking like the dominant ‘Prince’ Albert of old, Pagara dominated Ghanaian opponent Laryea Gabriel Odoi in three rounds to reclaim the WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship for a second run with the regional title. (READ ALSO: Albert Pagara back to form, sets sights on world champion Dogboe) It was the same title that the lost to Cesar Juarez in 2016, and getting it back was a bit of redemption for the ALA Boxing Promotions standout. While the ultimate goal of one day becoming a world champion - like stablemates Donnie Nietes and Milan Melindo - is the main motivation for Pagara, the 24-year old found a new source of inspiration heading into his bout against Odoi in Maasin. After dispatching his Ghanaian foe, Pagara thanked the people of Maasin, and then gave a special shoutout to his son, three month old Prince Albert. Talking to ABS-CBN Sports after the bout, Pagara shared that baby Prince Albert was his unico hijo. “Inspirasyon ko yung anak ko kasi yan yung first baby ko,” For Pagara, having a baby was also a dream that was intertwined with his world championship aspirations. “Nangarap ako na magka-baby ako, para pag nag-boboxing ako, may inspiration ako.” The new father adds that having a young one at home will help keep him focused on the ultimate goal. “Dati family ko yung inspiration ko, ngayon may baby ako, pag-umuuwi ako hindi puyat.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 11th, 2018Related News

Man survives gun attack

JAEN, Nueva Ecija -- A 53-year-old man survived a slay attempt perpetrated by riding-in-tandem suspects here last Saturday afternoon. Police said Albert Nagum, of Bgy. Imbunia, was standing in front of his house when he was attacked by two men riding a Yamaha motorcycle at 3:30 p.m. Senior Insp. Jacqueline….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2018Related News

Boxing: Albert Pagara back to form, sets sights on world champion Dogboe

Fighting in his hometown of Maasin, Southern Leyte, ALA Boxing standout ‘Prince’ Albert Pagara took one forward on his redemption tour as he demolished Laryea Gabriel Odoi to the point that the Ghanaian’s cornermen were forced to throw in the towel in the third round of their main event bout at Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte, Saturday evening. With the win, Pagara reclaimed the WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship, the very same title that he lost to Cesar Juarez back in 2016. The loss to Juarez remains as the only notch in Pagara’s loss column. Since then, the 24-year old Pagara has racked up four straight victories, three straight have come by KO or TKO, including Saturday’s win over Odoi. After destroying Odoi, Pagara an emotional Pagara fought back tears as he basked in the cheers of his kababayans. For Pagara, reclaiming the belt that he lost nothing short of euphoric. “Sobrang happy ako na nabalik ko yung belt ko, naging champion ulit ako ngayon.” Pagara told ABS-CBN Sports. Looking more like the ‘Prince’ Albert of old that won his first 26 bouts, Pagara says that now more relaxed and has found the optimal walking weight so that once fight time comes, he’s lighter and more agile. “Yung katawan ko, parang magaan, hindi tulad nung dating mga laban ko na parang hindi ako makasuntok at gigil ako. Ngayon, yung timbang ko, paglalaban ako, 132 pounds, ten pounds lang yung over ko para magaan yung katawan ko, para confident ako pag 132-pounds, kasi lalaban ako dati, 138 o 139, mabigat yung katawan ko, ngayon, grabe, parang ang-liksi.” After having already reclaimed the WBO Intercontinental title, would a rematch against Juarez be the next step towards complete redemption for Pagara? Not necessarily. For Pagara, another go-around with Juarez isn’t too appealing anymore. “Ayaw ko na hamunin si Juarez kasi na-knockout na siya ni [Isaac] Dogboe, gusto ko sa level na yung kakalabanin ko. Parang wala na siya. Gusto ko pa-taas na.” “Kung gusto ng ALA Promotion na rematch kay Juarez, sige okay lang sa akin kung mag-rematch kami.” Pagara added. Speaking of Isaac Dogboe, Pagara has his sights set on the current reigning WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion. The unbeaten Ghanaian knocked out Juarez to become the interim champ, and then knocked out Jessie Magdaleno just three months later to snatch the world title. Quite the target for Pagara, but he says the prospect of a bout against Dogboe is keeping him motivated. “Si Dogboe, gusto ko kalabanin, kaya focused ako ngayon sa training, focused talaga sa training, ngayon na nakamit ko na yung belt.” With teammates like Donnie Nietes, Milan Melindo, Jonas Sultan, and Arthur Villanueva all having held or challenged for world titles, Pagara says that he’s working even harder so that one day, he too can reach the level that they have. “Gusto ko maabot yung pangarap ko na maging world champion kagaya nila, kaya pursige lang talaga, disiplina sa sarili.” “Masasabi ko na nakabalik na si Albert, kasi yung style ko dati, binabalik ko na yung mga galaw ko, yung pag-laban ko dati.” Pagara added......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 10th, 2018Related News

Boxing: Albert Pagara dominates Odoi to reclaim WBO title in Maasin

Total Domination. In front of a hometown crowd in Maasin, Southern Leyte, ALA Boxing star ‘Prince’ Albert Pagara stopepd Ghana’s Laryea Gabriel Odoi in three rounds to reclaim the WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship in the main event of Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte, Saturday evening at the Maasin City Gym. Coming out confident and loose, Pagara battered Odoi throughout the first two rounds of action, dropping the Ghanaian on multiple occasions. In the third round, Pagara pressured Odoi into the corner with a couple of body shots, eventually forcing the Ghanaian’s corner to throw in the towel in with thirty seconds remaining in the round. #PinoyPride44 || Final sequence of the fight. Laryea Odoi's corner throws in the towel in the third round after multiple knockdowns from Albert Pagara. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/dl7k2tr6eh — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) June 9, 2018 The stoppage came in at the 2:30 mark of round three, with Pagara reclaiming the title he lost to Cesar Juarez back in 2016. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa whole Maasin City, sa pagsuporta nila sa Pinoy Pride at sa Pagara Brothers,” Pagara said after the match. “Grabe yung confidence ko, nanalo ako sa laban, nakuha ko yung belt, ang sarap sa feeling na maging champion,” The 24-year old Pagara improves to 30-1 in his professional career with 21 wins coming via KO or TKO and handing Odoi his first loss via stoppage. Also leaving Pinoy Pride 44 with a championship is up-and-coming ALA Boxing super bantamweight Jeo ‘Santino’ Santisima after stopping Thailand’s Likit Chan-e in the third round to become the new WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Champion. Chan-e hung tough in the first two rounds, keeping his head down and pushing the action while trading shots with the Pinoy.   Midway through round three however, Santisima unloaded a combination that Chan-e out on his feet, forcing the referee to step in and save the Thai from further damage.   The official stoppage came in at 1:43 of the third round, giving Santisima his first boxing championship. “Masaya ako na nabigay sa akin itong pangarap ko na matagal ko nang hinintay, ngayon binigay na sa akin ng Diyos,” an ecstatic Santisima said after the bout. “Sobrang saya.” Also scoring wins at Pinoy Pride 44 were former world title contender “King” Arthur Villanueva, who defeated fellow Pinoy Renren Tesorio via TKO in the seventh round, and Jason “El Niño” Pagara, who defeated Indonesian Wellem Reyk via KO in the third round.   Complete Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte Results Albert Pagara def. Laryea Gabriel Odoi via TKO - 2:30, R3 (New WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Champion) Jeo Santisima def. Likit Chan-e via TKO - 1:43, R3 (New WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Champion) Jason Pagara def. Wellem Reyk via KO - 1:15, R3 Arthur Villanueva def. Renren Tesorio via TKO - 1:42, R7 Melvin Jerusalem def. Philip Luis Cuerdo via TKO - 1:12, R8 Go Hosaka def. Holly Quinones via KO - 2:47, R1 Joyjoy Formentera def. Lobert Bayo via KO - 0:43, R3 Carlito Antaran def. Jeno Macapobre via KO - 0:26, R2   Catch the telecast of Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte on Sunday, June 10th, 12:00 NN on S+A channel 23!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 9th, 2018Related News

Boxing: Hometown return for Albert Pagara as he headlines Pinoy Pride 44 in Maasin

ALA Boxing standout Albert Pagara returns to the city where he was born, Maasin, Southern Leyte, to headline Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte, Saturday evening at the Maasin City Sports Complex. In his first fight back home in his birthplace, the 24-year old Pagara takes on Ghana’s Laryea Gabriel Odoi for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Championship. (READ ALSO: Albert Pagara, Laryea Odoi make weight for Pinoy Pride 44) After suffering his first career defeat to former world title contender Cesar Juarez back in 2016, Pagara (29-1, 20 KO) has steadily gotten back to form, picking up three straight wins, including back-to-back early stoppages against Thailand’s Patomsith Pathompothong in Cebu and Mohamed Kambuluta in Bohol. In front of his fellow Maasin natives, Pagara looks to make it three-straight wins via impressive stoppage against Odoi. 28-year old Odoi will make his Philippine boxing debut and is bringing a 20-3-2 professional record with 14 of those wins coming via KO. The native of Acca, Ghana will look to extend his four-fight winning streak against the hard-hitting Pagara in the Laban sa Leyte main event. In the co-main event, another title is up for grabs, as rising Pinoy prospect Jeo Santisima takes on Thailand’s Likit Chan-e for the vacant WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Championship. One of ALA Boxing’s fast-rising stars, Santisima (15-2, 13 KO) has not tasted defeat since 2014, riding an impressive 13-fight winning streak. What’s more impressive that all but one of those wins on that streak have ended via stoppage. The 22-year old Aroroy, Masbate native will try to make it 14 straight as he tries for his first boxing championship. Thailand’s Chan-e (16-6, 10 KO) on the other hand, will try to snap a two-fight losing skid, with one of those losses coming against Pinoy Juan Miguel Elorde. Also on the card, a couple of ALA Boxing standouts make their return to the ring and try to bounce back from recent losses, as former world title contender Arthur Villanueva (31-3, 17 KO) meets compatriot Renren Tesorio, while Jason Pagara (40-3-1, 25 KO) takes on Indonesian Wellem Reyk.   Full Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte Fight Card Albert Pagara vs. Laryea Gabriel Odoi (WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Title) Jeo Santisima vs. Likit Chan-e (WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Title) Jason Pagara vs. Wellem Reyk (10 Round Welterweight Bout) Arthur Villanueva vs. Renren Tesoro (10 Round Bantamweight Bout) Melvin Jerusalem vs. Philip Luis Cuerdo (10 Round Light Flyweight Bout) Go Hosaka vs. Holly Quinones (6 Round Lightweight Bout) Joyjoy Formentera vs. Lobert Bayo (6 Round Bantamweight Bout) Jeno Macapobre vs. Carlito Antaran (4 Round Flyweight Bout)   Pinoy Pride 44: Laban sa Leyte takes place at the Maasin City Sports Complex, Maasin, Southern Leyte on Saturday, June 9th. Telecast will be on Sunday, June 10, 6:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 9th, 2018Related News

Why Philippines should protest vs China bombers in Paracels

MANILA, Philippines – Saying this will galvanize international support, former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario stressed that the Philippines should protest against China's bombers on Woody Island, part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.  This is contrary to the stance of his successor, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2018Related News

Duterte admin lost territory in West Philippine Sea – Del Rosario

MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario said the Duterte administration lost territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) after China seized control of Sandy Cay , a sandbar near Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island). In an emailed message Monday evening, June 4, Del Rosario said ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2018Related News

Adamson bet nails 1st gold in Philippine meet

Adamson’s Raziebel Fabellon took the games’ first gold medal in women’s high jump yesterday while Phl team/City of Ilagan’s John Albert Mantua extended his reign in shotput to a fourth straight year in the Ayala Philippine Athletics Championships at the City of Ilagan Sports Complex here......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2018Related News

Torres-Sunang bags long jump silver in 2018 Taiwan Athletics Open

  MANILA, Philippines –  Former Asian long jump champion Marestella Torres-Sunang bagged a silver in the 2018 Taiwan Athletics Open late Saturday, May 26. Triple jumper Ronnie Malipay of Lyceum finished 3rd with 15.60 meters and John Albert Mantua got the bronze in the discus throw with a heave of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2018Related News

On South China Sea: Let us help our president

By Albert F. del Rosario “CHINA lands bombers on SCS isles” were among the headlines that greeted us recently. These landings took place in a reclaimed feature in the Paracel Islands which is within our neighborhood, bringing full militarization closer and working itself with certainty into our own backyard. Following our earlier suggestions on what […] The post On South China Sea: Let us help our president appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2018Related News

Comment on How does the Philippines fare in terms of innovation? by Albert Lee

BS ! where is Israel in the Global Top 10?.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Think tank: Don’t use weak military as excuse on China

An independent private think tank said the Philippines had options other than going to war with or being subservient to China in dealing with the installation of military facilities in Philippine-owned reefs by the Asian giant.   Dindo Manhit, head of the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute, said the installation of missiles by China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) should serve as a wake-up call for the Duterte administration to revisit its foreign policy.   While China's conversion of contested areas in the WPS into military facilities had been going on for long, the installation of missiles in at least seven Philippine reefs escalated the tension.   ...Keep on reading: Think tank: Don’t use weak military as excuse on China.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 13th, 2018Related News

Why some people miss former DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario

The jobs of around 260,000 Filipino migrant workers in Kuwait could be in jeopardy following increased diplomatic tensions due to controversies surrounding rescue efforts for distressed OFWs. Recently, people aired on social media how much they miss former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, who, during his tenure from 2011 to 2016, led the repatriation […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopMay 7th, 2018Related News

P5M worth of shabu seized in Muntinlupa City drug raid

  Anti-drug operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized on Monday a kilo of shabu worth P5 million during an early morning raid in a condominium in Muntinlupa City. Police Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) head Chief Supt. Albert Ferro said operatives also arrested condominium owner Lee Hong Ping, a Chinese national. Ferro said Ping… link: P5M worth of shabu seized in Muntinlupa City drug raid.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Apr 23rd, 2018Related News

P5M worth of shabu seized in Muntinlupa City drug raid

  Anti-drug operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized on Monday a kilo of illegal drugs worth P5 million during an early morning raid in a condominium in Muntinlupa City. Police Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) head Chief Supt. Albert Ferro said operatives raided a condominium unit allegedly used as a methamphetamine (also known as shabu) laboratory. The unit was believed to be owned by a head of a notorious drug syndicate, Li Hong Peng.   Ferro said the operation was a follow-up on the two buy-bust operations conducted last March 23 in Alabang and Makati, wherein four people were arrested, including Chinese national Jianjia Shi, and three other Fil...Keep on reading: P5M worth of shabu seized in Muntinlupa City drug raid.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 23rd, 2018Related News

The definition of insanity

Albert Einstein once said that the very definition of insanity was “doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 23rd, 2018Related News

Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert

LONDON --- Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London. Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among singers performing at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the "Queen's Birthday Party." Prince Harry is expected to speak at Saturday evening's event, in his new role as president of The Queen's Commonwealth Trust. Special gun salutes are also being staged midday Saturday in central London to mark the occasion. The queen celebrates two birthdays every year: Her actual birthday on Aprril 21, which she usually marks privately with her family, and her "official birthday" in the summer. That usually falls on...Keep on reading: Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 21st, 2018Related News

‘Billboard suitor’ Xian Gaza admits to P2.6 million scam

Self-confessed scammer Christian Albert “Xian” Gaza surrendered to the Malabon City police yesterday after two Malabon courts ordered his arrest over a P2.6-million investment scam......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsApr 12th, 2018Related News