Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

SYDNEY --- Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. Morrison said in a speech that Australia would recognize east Jerusalem as Palestine's capital only after a settlement has been reached on a two-state solution. The Australian Embassy won't be moved from Tel Aviv until such a time, he said. While the embassy move is delayed, Morrison said his government would establish a defense and trade office in Jerusalem and would also start looking for an appropriate site for the embassy. "The Australia...Keep on reading: Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 2 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

Why Melbourne is the most liveable city

Welcome to Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world," proudly said Nigel, our friendly driver-tour guide. He readily backed his claim by quoting a recent report that Melbourne, Australia, remains among "the world's most liveable cities" for 2018.   The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Survey ranks Melbourne second only to Vienna, Austria. Interestingly, it was only this year that Vienna ranked first in the survey, while Melbourne has held the title for a record seven consecutive years.   The list includes Osaka (Japan), Calgary (Canada), Sydney (Australia), Vancouver (Canada), Tokyo (Japan), Toronto (Canada), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Adelai...Keep on reading: Why Melbourne is the most liveable city.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 14 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

Australia provides P23 million for agriculture recovery

The Australian government has provided P23 million in assistance to help Northern Luzon farmers recover from the typhoon that hit the country three months ago......»»

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Australia provides emergency assistance to farmers affected by typhoon Mangkhut

CAGAYAN – The Australian Government has provided P23-million (AUD600,000) to assist 2,000 farming families in Cagayan Province, in the most affected areas by Typhoon Ompong. “Australia is a good friend and neighbor, and we are committed to helping families affected by Typhoon Ompong,” said Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely. “We are supporting farmers […] The post Australia provides emergency assistance to farmers affected by typhoon Mangkhut appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News21 hr. 32 min. ago Related News

Netizens slam Miss Universe queens over alleged ‘racist’ comments vs Vietnam, Cambodia

Miss Universe candidates Sarah Rose Summers of USA and Francesca Hung of Australia are now in hot water for their viral video, allegedly making fun of fellow contenders’ difficulty in speaking English......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

102-year-old great-grandmother becomes oldest skydiver

SYDNEY,  Australia – A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world's oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet through the South Australian sky. Centenarian adrenaline junkie Irene O'Shea said she "felt normal" after a 220 kilometer per hour dive that sent her cheeks flapping wildly. She completed her first skydive to mark ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Energy World revives talks with lenders for Pagbilao project funding

THE local unit of Australia-listed Energy World Corp. Ltd. (EWC) has revived talks with lenders to finance the completion of its 650 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas-fired power plant after it has received certification from the government that the project is one of national significance......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 11th, 2018Related News

Ilonggo jins win big in Iloilo, Bacolod contests

TAEKWONDO jins from Mark V. Pinggol (MVP) Iloilo and A. Diasnes Gym stamped their class over other teams as they dominated their respective matches over the weekend. The Denmark Pinggol-trained players ruled the 2018 Regional Age Group Taekwondo Championships at the Gaisano City, Bacolod last Dec. 9. The team bagged 12 gold, six silver, and […] The post Ilonggo jins win big in Iloilo, Bacolod contests appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Philippines strengthens agri trade with Australia, Chile

The Philippines continues to improve its agricultural trade relations with Australia and Chile in a bid to strengthen the export of various products......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 9th, 2018Related News

Surfer severely mauled by shark in Australia

SYDNEY: A surfer was severely mauled by a shark off Australia’s east coast, officials said on Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks in recent months. The 36-year-old was…READ The post Surfer severely mauled by shark in Australia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Great escape the Lexus way

  Readers of First Class are likely familiar with the vehicle brand Lexus. Some are probably even owners of an ES, GS, RX, NX or LX (for those who are not into cars, these are models of Lexus sedans and SUVs).   But beyond wheels, Lexus, I have learned, is now also about experiences. Which is why a few weeks ago, they invited First Class to the Lexus Escape to Amazing experience at Margaret River in Australia.   Margaret River   Margaret River is a region in Western Australia. While slowly making a name for itself as a food and wine destination, it is not yet as well known as Sydney or Melbourne, which are on the other side of the ginormous ma...Keep on reading: Great escape the Lexus way.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

Aussie school kids lead mass coal mine protests

SYDNEY, Australia – Australian school children led thousands of demonstrators nationwide on Saturday, December 8, calling for a halt on plans for Indian mining firm Adani to construct a controversial coal mine in the country's northeast. The rallies across major cities followed a protest last month that saw thousands of Australian ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Cruising and cooking with Chef Nilo Palma

NEW YORK -- On most ship cruises around the globe, Filipinos almost always constitute a sizeable portion --- around 30%-50% --- of the cabin crew. They can be the cooks, waiters, customer service representatives, engineers, janitors and onboard doctors and masseuses. The fact that Filipinos are English-speaking, industrious and adaptable to any regional culture is surely an asset. I have met quite a few Filipino crew members in my past cruise voyages through Mediterranean and Scandinavia and the Mexican Riviera. But it was in my last cruise adventure from Australia to New Zealand that I finally got to personally interview the Filipino executive chef of a cruise liner: Nilo Palma o...Keep on reading: Cruising and cooking with Chef Nilo Palma.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 7th, 2018Related News

Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications

SYDNEY, Australia – Controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals were passed in Australia on Thursday, December 6, as experts warned of far-reaching implications for global cybersecurity. There has been extensive debate about the laws and their reach beyond Australia's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Smith wins Australian PGA title | The Manila Times Online

GOLD COAST, Australia: Relieved defending champion Cameron Smith held off a final round charge from close friend Marc Leishman to win the Australian PGA Championship by two strokes on Sunday.READ The.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Defiant Guiao keeps fate in Gilas World Cup bid: 'Alam ko kaya pa natin'

MANILA, Philippines --- When Yeng Guiao took over Gilas Pilipinas, his "contract" was to run until the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. However, there's a very good chance that the Philippines might not even make it there. If that's the case, coach Yeng will step down from his post on his own. "When I took on this job, I stated very clearly that my objective and our goal is to bring this team to the World Cup," Guiao said. "I also stated that if I cannot bring this team to the World Cup, I'll walk away," he added. After Monday's crushing loss to Iran, Gilas falls out of Group F's top-3 for the first time. The Philippines has an even 5-5 record following back-to-back defeats and the country trails Australia (9-1), Iran (7-3), and Japan (6-4) in the standings. Only the top-3 move on to the World Cup and the Boomers have already secured their slot. The best fourth placed team also moves on but the fate of the two teams that happen to place in the top-4 in both groups will rely on China's final placing. As hosts, the Chinese have a sure slot in the 2019 World Cup. If China makes it to the top-3 of Group E, both fourth placed teams move on. China is currently no. 3 in Group E with a 6-4 mark. Still, while a chance to mak it to the World Cup is ever present, it doesn't take away from the disaster that was Gilas Pilipinas' final two home games in these Asian Qualifiers. "Well, of course we're disappointed, not just about the match but for the whole window," Guiao said after the Iran loss, which came days after the shock upset at the hands of Kazakhstan. "I still feel this is a strong team. I still feel if the chances are slimmer going to the World Cup but I still feel we can do it. Alam kong kaya pa rin natin," Guiao added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Hundreds of Aussie convictions in doubt after mob lawyer named as informant

SYDNEY, Australia (UPDATED) – Hundreds of criminal convictions – including those meted out to some of Australia's most notorious gangland figures – hang in the balance, after their defense lawyer was revealed as a police informant Monday, December 3.  Court documents disclosed that a high-profile Melbourne barrister had for years been ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

With lesson learned, Castro excited to lead PH again

Jayson Castro's back wearing the Philippine colors in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers a changed man after serving his three-game suspension that left him out of crucial games the team played in. The Philippines went 1-2 during Castro's absence and this led to Gilas Pilipinas going into a third-place tie with Japan toting similar 5-4 records. Castro said he's learned his lesson after he got involved in the brawl between Gilas and Australia when the two teams first met in the first round of the competition. The Philippines lost that game 89-53 after the team got dwindled down to three men---June Mar Fajardo, Baser Amer, and Gabe Norwood---and Amer was the last one to remai...Keep on reading: With lesson learned, Castro excited to lead PH again.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2018Related News

Returning Rosario hopes to address Gilas’ needs vs Iran

Philippine head coach Yeng Guiao previously said that the team has to get bigger but at the same time quicker and more skilled once it goes up against Iran in the second round of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. And Guiao couldn't have timed his wish perfectly. Returning to the team is versatile big man Troy Rosario who's finished serving his three-game suspension Fiba slapped on him after getting involved in a brawl against Australia's national team in the previous round of the competition. At 6-foot-7, Rosario mainly plays power forward for his club team TNT in the PBA but he will be utilized as a small forward to defend against Iran's wings. He'll join Arwind Santo...Keep on reading: Returning Rosario hopes to address Gilas’ needs vs Iran.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2018Related News

Castro in as Gilas looks to salvage home stand vs. Iran

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas is going full force. The Philippines has unveiled its final 12-man lineup for the crucial match against Iran in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. After serving his FIBA suspension, guard Jayson Castro is officially back in Gilas and the Blur will look to lead a shocked national team to a bounce-back win over the Iranians Monday. The Philippines previously took a massive upset to Kazakhstan Friday, derailing the country’s march to the World Cup next year. Joining Castro are mainstays Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, and Matthew Wright. Completing the team are LA Tenorio, Beau Belga, Marcio Lassiter, Troy Rosario, Arwind Santos, Scottie Thompson, and Christian Standhardinger. Gilas is currently tied with Japan for third place in Group F with identical 5-4 records while Iran keeps solo second with a 6-3 mark. If the Philippines beats Iran and Japan handles business against Kazakhstan, there will be a three-way tie for second place in Group F behind Australia, setting up a wild final window early next year. Gilas Pilipinas will host its long-time Asian rivals Monday at the MOA Arena.   —- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 2nd, 2018Related News