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Fake medicines difficult to identify: FDA

CEBU CITY – The Food and Drug Administration in Central Visayas (FDA-7) said warned the public on the proliferation of […].....»»

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Central Africa ex-militia leader extradited to ICC for trial

BANGUI, Central African Republic – Central African Republic (CAR) lawmaker and former militia leader Alfred Yekatom was extradited to The Hague Saturday, November 17 to stand trial in the International Criminal Court probing war crimes and crimes against humanity, a government source said. The source said the charges against Yekatom, a ........»»

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SSS seeks more partners in Luzon

State-run Social Security System is eyeing to accredit 30 organized groups as additional servicing and collecting partners in Central Luzon......»»

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Philippine Tax Academy taps UPLB for post graduate program

The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA), in partnership with the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB), is planning to offer a free post-graduate program on finance and taxation to qualified employees of the Department of Finance (DOF) and its attached agencies......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance11 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Brewery With A Cause

At the edge of Amsterdam’s famed red-light district, a five-minute walk from its iconic Central Station, lies a brewery like no other......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News16 hr. 45 min. ago Related News

Peacekeeper, priest killed in restive Central Africa

BANGUI, Central African Republic – A peacekeeper died after an attack on a United Nations (UN) base in the volatile Central African Republic (CAR) and a priest was burnt to death, the UN and Catholic Church said Saturday, November 18 after sectarian clashes claimed nearly 40 lives. The soldier died in ........»»

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WikiLeaks’ Assange faces charges; lawyer says he’d fight

WASHINGTON --- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation. Assange, who has taken cover in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted asylum, has speculated publicly for years that the Justice Department had brought secret criminal charges against him for revealing highly sensitive government information on his website. That hypothesis appeared closer to reality after prosecutors, in an errant court filing in an unrelated ca...Keep on reading: WikiLeaks’ Assange faces charges; lawyer says he’d fight.....»»

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

DoF, UPLB partner in tax academy

The Department of Finance (DoF) and the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) eye a post-graduate collaboration benefiting the school’s finance and taxation program and qualified civil servants at the DoF and its attached units. This was learned on Friday from the report of Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran at the DoF Executive Committee (ExeCom) meeting […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

CIA: Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON, United States — The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor one day prior, which exonerated the prince […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder – report

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded Saudi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post reported Friday, November 16, citing people close to the matter. (READ:  Khashoggi strangled and dismembered in consulate – Turkish prosecutor ) The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Hikes in minimum wage, transport fare influence BSP

The recent hikes in the minimum wage in Metro Manila and fare hikes for buses and jeepneys likely influenced the central bank’s decision to tighten policy again amid falling oil prices and stabilizing inflation, according to London-based Capital Economics......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 17th, 2018Related News

Gabriela denounces pickup artists for stalking women

Gabriela Women’s Party denounced Pickup Artists Academy following recent testimonies from women online accusing the academy’s members of stalking them in public places. The PUA’s online properties, its official website, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, were recently restored after months of being forced into deactivation amid a public outrage last April. Its name, however, resurfaced last […] The post Gabriela denounces pickup artists for stalking women appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 16th, 2018Related News

Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa

      A storm east of the Philippines is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   The tropical depression could make landfall over the Caraga region on Tuesday or Wednesday, weather specialist Gener Quitlong said in a Facebook live update.   It will likely reach a severe tropical storm status at its peak.   The weather disturbance was last spotted 2,310 kilometers east of Mindanao and based on its track, it would pass through the Caraga region, Central and Western Visayas before it exits through Pala...Keep on reading: Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa.....»»

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

Former town councilor killed in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY -- A former Bayambang town councilor seeking re-election in next year's polls was shot dead early Friday.   Levin Uy was walking along a dike near his residence in Barangay (village) Poblacion when unidentified men gunned him down. His companion Cesar Salosagcol was also shot but survived the attack.   Uy was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.   Uy was the chairman of the Kasama Ka sa Barangay Foundation based in the central Pangasinan town. /kga...Keep on reading: Former town councilor killed in Pangasinan.....»»

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

8 nabbed in Bicol drug raids, buy-busts

LEGAZPI CITY -- At least eight drug personalities were arrested Thursday in separate buy-busts and drug raids conducted by police in Bicol provinces, police reported Friday.   Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said police operations were carried out in Camarines Sur, Carmarines Norte, and Albay led to the arrest of eight drug personalities and confiscation of several sachets of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) and other drug paraphernalia.   In Baao, Camarines Sur, suspects Alan Bigay, 35; Aldrin Villamer, 20; Reymar Magistrado, 35; and Jake Bedural, 20, were arrested while on a drug session around 5:50 a.m Thursday at Bigay's residence ...Keep on reading: 8 nabbed in Bicol drug raids, buy-busts.....»»

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

China’s CB promotes robust fintech

BEIJING — China’s central bank hopes to inspire fintech innovations while keeping a close eye on the corresponding risks, a deputy governor said Thursday at a seminar on FinTech and credit-building. New technologies, featuring artificial intelligence, cloud computing and big data, are deeply transforming the financial sector Fan Yifei, deputy governor of the People’s Bank […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

North Korea tests high-tech new weapon – KCNA

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has supervised the testing of a "high-tech" new weapon, Pyongyang's state media reported Friday, November 16, in a move that raises the temperature over denuclearization talks . "Kim Jong-un inspected the testing of a newly developed high-tech tactical weapon at the Academy ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Mets deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL

By Jake Seiner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. The AL prize also reflected a change in voters’ values, with Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays narrowly beating out past winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber for his first Cy Young. Snell pitched just 180 2/3 innings, fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. Over full seasons, Snell is the second starter to win the award with fewer than 200 innings after Clayton Kershaw logged 198 1/3 in 2014. “I definitely think the game has changed in that aspect,” deGrom said. “I feel like it’s just turning more into quality of work and what did you accomplish in those innings,” Snell said. “I think that’s just the way it’s going.” DeGrom easily beat out Washington’s Max Scherzer, who was seeking a third straight Cy Young and fourth overall. DeGrom got 29 first-place votes and 207 points from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Scherzer had the other first-place vote. In his first season after chopping off his distinctive long hair, deGrom cut down hitters from start to finish despite little help from teammates. He had a 1.70 ERA, the lowest in the NL since Zack Greinke’s 1.66 mark in 2015. Yet the 30-year-old right-hander went 10-9, eclipsing the low bar among starters of 13 victories set by the Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 and matched by Seattle’s Felix Hernandez in 2010. DeGrom allowed three runs or fewer in 29 consecutive starts to close the season, breaking Leslie “King” Cole’s 108-year-old record of 26 such outings. Yet the Mets were 11-18 in those games and 14-18 overall with deGrom on the mound. “My thought process was, ‘Hey, take the ball every fifth day and continue to try to put this team in position to win and control what you can control,’” deGrom said. Hernandez’s Cy Young victory signaled a major shift from voters, who once prioritized pitcher wins. The push toward advanced analytics made deGrom’s candidacy possible, and by September there was little debate deGrom was worthy, even as the Mets regularly wasted his dominance. “This was one of my goals,” deGrom said. “The team didn’t end up where we wanted to be this past season, but you kind of set personal goals, and I think being able to accomplish something that has been a dream of yours is just something special. To be a Cy Young Award winner, you’re in great company, and it truly is an honor.” Perhaps no pitcher had ever been such a hard-luck loser. New York averaged 3.5 runs in games started by deGrom, second only to Cole Hamels for worst support in the majors among qualified pitchers. During one stretch late in the season, the Mets totaled 10 runs over seven of deGrom’s outings, and four of those were driven in by the pitcher himself. DeGrom nearly produced more wins above replacement than actual wins — an unfortunate sabermetric feat that has only been accomplished once, when the Philadelphia Athletics’ Eddie Smith went 4-17 with 4.1 WAR in 1937. Baseball-Reference calculated deGrom for 9.6 WAR. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, he became the seventh rookie winner voted a Cy Young, joining fellow Mets Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden. R.A. Dickey was the only other Met to win a Cy Young. The Mets unveiled a deGrom bobblehead featuring the Cy Young Award shortly after deGrom was crowned. They will give away 25,000 prior to a home game April 7 against Scherzer’s Nationals. Snell got 17 first-place votes and 169 points to 13 first-place votes and 154 points for Verlander. Kluber had 71 points, followed by Boston’s Chris Sale and Houston’s Gerrit Cole. Snell had a 1.89 ERA, third best in the AL since the DH was introduced, trailing only Ron Guidry (1.74) in 1978 and Pedro Martinez (1.74) in 2000. The 25-year-old pitched had 33 1/3 fewer innings than Verlander, but his dominance was enough to sway the electorate. The lefty nicknamed Snellzilla wreaked havoc against the AL’s top lineups. He was 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA in four starts against the World Series champion Red Sox, and 2-0 in two starts each against the Astros and Indians. The Yankees roughed Snell up twice, but he got threw five scoreless innings in a victory Aug. 16. That came during a late-season run of nine consecutive wins for Snell, including a victory against every team in the AL East. He also made five starts against former Cy Young winners and went 3-0 with an 0.59 ERA. Snell was the first player 25-or-younger to win 21 games since Barry Zito in 2002. He was highly regarded as a minor leaguer for his electric arsenal, but subpar control led to struggles during his first two major league seasons. He was even demoted to Triple-A for a month in 2017. It all came together this year. Snell was a stalwart for a most unusual pitching staff, taking the ball every fifth day while manager Kevin Cash successfully experimented with reliever “openers” to start games in between. Snell led the Rays with 31 starts, and no other traditional starter had more than 17. After longtime franchise ace Chris Archer was traded to the Pirates on July 31, Snell went 9-0 with a 1.17 ERA. “I felt with the opener, I had a bigger role on the team,” Snell said. Snell is the second Rays pitcher to win the award, following David Price in 2012. Scherzer went 18-7 with a 2.53 ERA and led the majors with 220 2/3 innings and 300 strikeouts. He was attempting to become the first player since Randy Johnson to win three consecutive Cy Youngs. He got the first-place vote of John Maffei of the San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 seconds and 123 points. Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies was third with 86 points, followed by Colorado’s Kyle Freeland and Arizona’s Patrick Corbin. Verlander led the AL with 290 strikeouts while going 16-9 with a 2.52 ERA for AL West champion Houston. This is his third second-place finish since winning the Cy Young and MVP in 2011 with Detroit. Kluber was attempting to win his second straight Cy Young and third overall. He went 20-7 with a 2.89 ERA for AL Central champion Cleveland and led the AL with 215 innings......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2018Related News

Philippine central bank hikes rate another 25 basis points in inflation battle

MANILA — The Philippine central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (bps) on Thursday, its fifth hike this year, saying further policy tightening was needed to curb inflationary pressures. The Monetary Board raised the rate on its overnight reverse repurchase facility by 25 bps to 4.75 percent, following four successive hikes since […] The post Philippine central bank hikes rate another 25 basis points in inflation battle appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Siblings stir gymnastics scene

SMALL BUT TERRIBLE! The phrase is cliché, but for two gymnast sisters from Miagao, Iloilo, it motivates them to make waves in the local sports scene. Siblings Tracy Claudette and Tyeisha Cayden Mande of Brgy. Kirayan Tacas, Miagao are living proofs that being small is an edge in gymnastics. The two student-athletes from Miagao Central […] The post Siblings stir gymnastics scene appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News