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I Roll Lumpia: Filipino food truck fuels need - The News Herald

I Roll Lumpia: Filipino food truck fuels need The News Herald PANAMA CITY Sarah Gramlick and her daughter, Avery, stirred hot pans of pancit and chicken adobo inside their mobile food trailer Tuesda.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Germany to let NATO use its cyber skills

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Germany is to join the ranks of NATO countries making its cyber warfare skills available to the alliance to help fight hacking and electronic warfare, officials told the Agence France-Presse on Thursday, February 14. NATO has designated cyberspace as a conflict domain alongside land, sea, and air and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Huawei shocked, amused by espionage accusations

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Huawei's top executive in Europe brushed off Western critics and defended the company's track record against accusations that it could serve as front for Chinese spying. Huawei has raised suspicions in the west for its close ties to the Chinese government and fears are that the company may be ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

May, Juncker hold robust Brexit meet, agree new talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPDATED) – Britain and the EU agreed Thursday, February 7, to hold more talks to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, after a "robust" meeting between  Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A joint statement issued after the talks in Brussels said Juncker had again warned that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Alleged Brussels museum killer was sadistic Syria jailer

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Two French journalists on Thursday, February 7, told a terrorism trial in Brussels that they had "no doubt" the accused Jewish museum killer is the man who imprisoned and tortured them in Syria. The former hostages came to Brussels to testify against Mehdi Nemmouche , who faces life ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

EU vetoes train-maker merger, drawing France s fury

BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPDATED) – The EU's powerful anti-trust sheriff, Margrethe Vestager, vetoed the merger of the Siemens-Alstom rail businesses on Wednesday, February 6, earning the fury of France. The tie-up, announced to great fanfare in 2017 , had been hailed as the birth of a much-needed European industrial champion, an Airbus for the railways to face ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

NATO leaders to meet in London in December

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The leaders of NATO's 29 countries will gather in London in December for a special meeting to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Wednesday, February 6. Stoltenberg tweeted that the British capital was "the ideal setting to mark 70 years of transatlantic military cooperation, as ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Special place in hell for no plan Brexiteers – EU leader

BRUSSELS, Belgium – European Union leader Donald Tusk damned those who called for Brexit with no idea how to carry it out Wednesday, February 6, saying he hopes Theresa May now has a "realistic" plan. The British prime minister is due in Brussels on Thursday, February 7, to seek ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Macedonia takes major step on road to NATO membership

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Macedonia moved a step closer to  NATO membership on Wednesday, February 6, signing accession papers after resolving a long-running name row with Greece. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said it was a "historic day" which will lead to Macedonia becoming the 30th alliance member, once the deal ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Don t let Huawei help set up 5G, U.S. warns EU nations

BRUSSELS, Belgium – US officials are fanning out across Europe to warn about the security risks of allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to help build 5G mobile networks, a US diplomat said Tuesday, February 5. Washington considers the matter urgent as European Union countries prepare to roll out fifth-generation networks that will bring ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

Transparency International slams mysterious Eurogroup

BRUSSELS, Belgium – In the depths of the debt crisis, as the single currency faced imminent doom, the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers emerged as one of the most crucial economic institutions in the world. A stinging report published on Tuesday, February 5, by Transparency International dissected ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2019Related News

Britain s May to meet EU leaders on Brexit

BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will host British Prime Minister Theresa May for talks in Brussels on Thursday, February 7, as the two sides seek to save their Brexit deal. Plans for Britain to leave the European Union on March 29 under a withdrawal agreement signed last year were ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2019Related News

Belgium to take in ex-Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, a foreign ministry spokesman told Agence France-Presse, Saturday, February 2. "In response to a request from the International Criminal Court, Belgium has agreed to take ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2019Related News

NATO door opens for Macedonia

BRUSSELS, Belgium – North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Saturday, February 2, its 29 members will Wednesday, February 6 clear the way for Macedonia to become the alliance's 30th member following its historic name change. "On 6 February we will write history: #NATO Allies will sign the accession protocol with the future ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2019Related News

Mariano Rivera awed by his first Hall of Fame visit

By John Kekis, Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mariano Rivera stopped at the entrance to the Plaque Gallery inside the Baseball Hall of Fame and just gazed at the walls, awestruck by the moment. He was a long way from Puerto Caimito, Panama. "I can't comprehend it. It's just amazing. Too much," Rivera said Friday as he soaked in his first visit to the Hall of Fame. "It's quite a journey from a fishing village to a place where the best of the best is. "For a man who loves the game of baseball, what all these men did and passed it on to us, there couldn't be a better day." Rivera's appearance with his wife, Clara, on a sunny, frigid morning in upstate New York came less than two weeks after he became the first unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame . The former New York Yankees star relief pitcher received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay also were selected by the writers, while Harold Baines and Lee Smith were picked in December by a veterans committee. All six will be inducted July 21 in Cooperstown. The son of a fisherman, Rivera signed with the Yankees in 1990 and took his 87 mph fastball north to the Gulf Coast League in Florida. Five years later, at age 25, he made his major league debut for the Yankees. After serving as a setup man and nearly being traded, Rivera emerged in 1996 under first-year manager Joe Torre as one of the game's best relievers. "There were a line of men that saw abilities in me in different areas," Rivera said. "I wanted to start, yes, but I wasn't attached to it. I just wanted to be happy to play the game of baseball. Smarter people than me put me in a position where I would shine." One pitch rendered Rivera almost unhittable — his nasty, bat-shattering cut fastball, which he discovered in 1997. Part of a core with shortstop Derek Jeter, left-hander Andy Pettitte and catcher Jorge Posada, Rivera helped lead the Yankees to five World Series titles from 1996-09. Rivera saved his best for the postseason, saving 42 games with a 0.70 ERA and 11 earned runs allowed over 16 seasons, including 11 saves in the World Series. Rivera retired after the 2013 season as MLB's saves leader with 652 and will join Rod Carew as the only natives of Panama elected to the Hall of Fame, and just the eighth relief pitcher. "He put us on the map the way he played the game, the way he went about the game," Rivera said of Carew. "He represented us in a great way that we can never forget no matter what I did. If it wasn't for him, it would have been different. He was a special man." There were disappointments, too, for the hard-throwing right-hander — five blown saves in the postseason, the most glaring in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rivera gave up the Series-winning hit to Luis Gonzalez, a bloop single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. That's just part of the legacy. "If I have to do it again, I don't regret any moment of my career," Rivera said. "No regrets. I always give my best and sometimes the other team is better than you that day. That's baseball. My best wasn't enough for those games, but I wouldn't change it because how will you enjoy victory when you don't know what it is to be defeated? How do you know what it is to be on top when you've never been on the bottom?" And his greatest moment? "Just putting the uniform (on), those pinstripes on day in and day out, year in and year out, for 19 seasons, that was amazing," Rivera said. "It was a privilege to do that." During his tour, Rivera stopped to gaze at several plaques — Carew, Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Hoyt Wilhelm (his first pitching coach in the Gulf Coast League), Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Joe Torre, and Whitey Ford among them. Rivera also was effusive in praise of Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and wore No. 42 during his major league career. That Rivera was the last player to wear the number — it was grandfathered to him when No. 42 was retired in Robinson's honor in 1997 — made the moment more memorable. "I was so happy and so glad when major league baseball retired that number," Rivera said. "Me being the last player using his number, representing the legacy of Jackie Robinson, was magnificent. I was blessed with that, being able to represent him with dignity." There was one moment Rivera had to fight his emotions — when he contemplated his journey. "I remember leaving Panama seeing my father and my mother, my wife, back then my girlfriend, a cousin, not knowing what will happen, just accepting the challenge given the opportunity that I had and do my best," he said. "Now, 29 years later, we're talking about the Hall of Fame? "I don't even think if I could write that I could comprehend it. It's something every player dreams of, but it seems so far to be reached. Now that I have reached it, thank God.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 2nd, 2019Related News

Belgian museum attack suspect denounces intimidation

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The alleged French jihadist accused of carrying out a gun massacre in Belgium's Jewish Museum denounced any attempt to intimidate trial lawyers and jurors on Thursday, January 31. Appearing in the dock in Brussels' main criminal court, 33-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche again denied shooting dead 4 people in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2019Related News

EU urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The EU on Tuesday, January 29, urged advertising trade associations and US internet giants to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns from suspects such as Russia, ahead of European elections in May. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and trade ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News

The Fiji Times Pope condemns bombing of Philippines cathedral as terrorist attack

Pope condemns bombing of Philippines cathedral as 'terrorist attack' Fiji Times PANAMA CITY (Reuters) Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the twin bombings that killed at least 20 people during.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News

Pope Francis in Panama

Pope Francis in Panama.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2019Related News

China blasts slander against Huawei – report

BRUSSELS, Belgium – China's envoy to the EU on Monday, January 28, said Huawei was the victim of slander as western governments try to hamper the Chinese telecommunications giant's effort to deploy its technology worldwide. "It is not helpful to make slander, discrimination, pressure, coercion or speculation against anyone else," Ambassador ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2019Related News