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A cooler world: Bicolana teen invents green airconditioner

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Bicolana teenager Maria Yzabell Angel V. Palma spent two years developing what she hoped would be her contribution to a cooler world: the AirDisc, an airconditioner that doesn't use ozone-depleting coolants. Palma, 19, is the youngest of 6 daughters of Naga-based food entrepreneur Bernardo Palma. She will ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News3 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

2 Zamboanga City cops killed in drug buy-bust operation

MANILA, Philippines – Two police officers from Zamboanga City who were targets of a drug buy-bust operation were killed in an armed confrontation with arresting authorities on Saturday afternoon, August 18.  Police Officer (PO) 3 Ronald Bernardo and PO2 Maria Oliver Olaso opened fire "upon sensing that they were dealing with the operatives" during ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News3 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

GENEVA --- Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland's capital, Bern, on Saturday in a tweet , saying he died after a short unspecified illness. It did not give details and remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as "radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did." The president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said in a tweet that "I am ... comforted by the information, after speaking to (Annan's wife) Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep."...Keep on reading: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 4 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Event organizer loses P.5-M cash, jewelry to burglars

UNIDENTIFIED burglars broke into the apartment of an event organizer and took more than P.5 million in cash, assorted jewelry and gadget in Taguig City. Taguig police chief Senior Supt. Alexander Santos said the burglary was discovered Friday afternoon after the victim, identified as Maria Christina Relos, 30, returned to….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News7 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

Duterte, a confused and confusing president

I have terminated the talks with the Reds – the Communist Party of the Philippines with [Jose Maria] Sison......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News22 hr. 8 min. ago Related News

Lionel Messi left out for Argentina friendly games

By The Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and several other veteran players were left out of the Argentina squad Friday ahead of friendly games against Guatemala and Colombia. Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after another frustrating World Cup. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan loan signing Gonzalo Higuain were also omitted by Scaloni. So were defender Nicolas Otamendi and midfielder Ever Banega. Argentina plays against Guatemala on Sept. 7 in Los Angeles and Colombia in New Jersey four days later. Scaloni chose more than 20 new faces, including young players like Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavon and Giovanni Simeone of Italian club Fiorentina. He is the son of Diego Simeone, the current Atletico Madrid coach and former Argentina midfielder. The squad includes Mauro Icardi, the Inter Milan striker not picked for the World Cup by former coach Jorge Sampaoli. Argentina was eliminated from the World Cup in the first knockout round by eventual champion France. Messi, who turned 31 during his fourth and possibly final World Cup, again failed to score in the knockout stages of the competition. The Argentine Football Association has yet to announce a permanent replacement for Sampaoli. ___________ ARGENTINA: Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad), Sergio Romero (Manchester United). Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Fabricio Bustos (Independiente), Leonel Di Placido (Lanus), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Alan Franco (Independiente), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax). Midfielders: Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart), Leandro Paredes (Zenit St. Petersburg), Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting Lisbon), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Gerrmain), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Gonzalo Martinez (River), Franco Cervi (Benfica), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Ezequiel Palacios (River), Matias Vargas (Velez), Franco Vazquez (Sevilla). Forwards: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 18th, 2018Related News

Marcos thanks Duterte for ‘faith in his abilities’

FORMER Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte for having faith in his abilities and seeing him as one of the better qualified leaders to succeed him. Marcos, who has a pending election protest against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, however, said that he would rather see the President [...] The post Marcos thanks Duterte for ‘faith in his abilities’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Davao judge vying for CJ post thinks she’s applying to be Associate Justice

The lone Regional Trial Court judge vying for the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said she thought she was applying for the post of Associate Justice. "I am applying for the position of Associate Justice vice Honorable Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno," Tagum City RTC Branch 1 Judge Virginia Tehano-Ang wrote in the application she submitted to the high court. She said she is already 65 years old, and she believes she has enough experience to become an Associate Justice. She also explained that with the ouster of Sereno, she thought the vacant position will be for an associate justice because the chief justice will be appointed among the justices. When a membe...Keep on reading: Davao judge vying for CJ post thinks she’s applying to be Associate Justice.....»»

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

JBC taps IBP to help screen applicants for judicial posts

        The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has tapped the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to assist them in determining the fitness of those aspiring to be part of the judiciary.   Atty. Maria Milagros N. Fernan-Cayosa, JBC's regular member representing the IBP, said JBC and IBP have forged a memorandum of agreement for a pillar assessment program.   In 2017 alone, Cayosa said the JBC has processed over 15,000 applications with only 70 personnel to complement it.   Cayosa said with the memorandum of agreement, the IBP will help "determine the fitness of these applying for regular post. The IBP are familiar with ...Keep on reading: JBC taps IBP to help screen applicants for judicial posts.....»»

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

‘I forgive them,’ De Castro to people calling her ‘ampalaya’

"I forgive them for they do not know what they are doing," Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro said, quoting a Bible verse in Luke 23:34, when asked for reaction on people bashing her on social media calling her names after she testified against former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.   Retired Judge Toribio E. Ilao Jr., a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) representing the private sector, asked De Castro during the public interview about the "ampalaya" [bitter gourd] name that she was called on social media.   De Castro was bashed on social media after she testified against Sereno during the impeachment trial in Congress making it app...Keep on reading: ‘I forgive them,’ De Castro to people calling her ‘ampalaya’.....»»

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

The story of Maria

August is Maria Montessori month......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Majority of Dabawenyos to support Mayor Sara if she runs for senator

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Aug) – Majority of the Dabawenyos would throw support behind Mayor Sara Duterte if she would run for senator in next year’s midterm elections, a survey conducted by the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) showed. Dr. Maria Linda B. Arquiza, assistant vice president of the Research and Publication Center of the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss. Federer and Williams were making their first appearance at the tournament since they each won the title in 2015. Williams opened with a straight-set victory against Daria Gavrilova. After a first-round bye, Federer extended his Cincinnati winning streak to 11 matches since losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2013 quarterfinals. "It doesn't feel like I have been away for so long here from Cincinnati," Federer said. "I guess the wheel keeps turning. It's not like I missed two years of tennis. It was a great pleasure to be back." The second-seeded Federer, refreshed from a month off after losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, became the tournament favorite when Nadal withdrew on Sunday night. Williams also was knocked out in her last tournament at San Jose two weeks ago after reaching the Wimbledon final. Cincinnati was her fifth tournament since she had a baby last September. She has dealt with blood clots and recently said she has been struggling with postpartum emotions. "You know, this is a long comeback," she said. "I just began. I just started — definitely at the very, very beginning. I'm getting there, and I'm going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully, I'll start winning more matches." Karolina Pliskova and Nick Kyrgios also advanced Tuesday in early tournament action. Pliskova moved into the second round by snapping a seven-match losing streak against Agnieszka Radwanska with a 6-3, 6-3 win. "It means a lot because it was against her, and, like, you know, I never beat her," Pliskova said. "We played so many times. I think I always played her at her best level the matches before, so it was always tough." Kyrgios, a finalist last year in Cincinnati, overcame physical problems to fight off qualifier Denis Kudla for a 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (9) victory. "This year has been tough," Kyrgios said. "I started the year very well. Then, obviously, I hurt my elbow. Then I had an ongoing hip injury. We have been definitely thinking about the options with my hip. You know, there is only so much you can do before you have to, you know, I guess, get surgery or something like that. You know, right now I'm just managing it." No. 11 seed David Goffin advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Leonardo Mayer became the first player to reach the third round on the men's side with a 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory over 16th-seeded Lucas Pouille. Denis Shapovalov also reached the third round with an upset, knocking off 14th-seeded Kyle Edmund, 6-4, 7-5. Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung won the last five games to beat Jack Sock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Sock has lost eight straight matches since winning in Rome on May 13. Two-time Cincinnati semifinalist Milos Raonic advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over qualifier Dusan Lajovic. Robin Haase also made it to the second round, defeating Filip Krajinovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina was tested by wild card Svetlana Kuznetsova before reaching the third round with a gritty 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 win. Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia also reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-5 win over wild card Victoria Azarenka, but 12th-seeded Daria Kasatkina suffered a first-round upset at the hands of qualifier Petra Martic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Elise Mertens scored a 6-4, 6-2 first-round win over Magdalena Rybarikova. Ashleigh Barty stopped wild card Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 7-5. Maria Sakkari upset Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 7-6 (8). Ekaterina Makarova cruised past qualifier Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-2......»»

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

Robredo presents evidence that could invalidate Marcos’ electoral protest

Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo presented ballot images from 25 precincts that will invalidate the electoral protest of her then VP opponent, Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ R. Marcos Jr. In a statement on Tuesday, Aug. 14, Robredo’s lawyers requested the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to “deny the motion of Marcos to hold in abeyance the use […] The post Robredo presents evidence that could invalidate Marcos’ electoral protest appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceAug 14th, 2018Related News

Robredo calls on SC to junk Marcos’ plea seeking to stop use of ballot images in poll recount

THE camp of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a petition by former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. to stop the High Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), from using ballot images in the poll recount, saying that questioning its was useless. In an urgent counter manifestation with [...] The post Robredo calls on SC to junk Marcos’ plea seeking to stop use of ballot images in poll recount appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

114 minors barred at NAIA

By Anthony Ching Human traffickers supply fake documents. Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) yesterday expressed alarm over the increasing number of underage Filipinas trying to work abroad using fake travel documents. BI OIC Deputy Commissioner and Port Operations Division Chief Marc Red Mariñas said that since June, a […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Rappler rises

MARIA Ressa, founder of the online news organization Rappler, clinched the first interview with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, before he was elected to the presidency in 2016. It was a crucial moment during the campaign. The man from Mindanao was late in formally declaring his candidacy and was only just beginning to be seen [...] The post Rappler rises appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Cops clash anew with Albay crime group; firearms seized

LEGAZPI CITY --- Police have clashed anew with the notorious Concepcion Criminal Group, a gun-for-hire group involved in various crimes in the Bicol region, in Bato town, Camarines Sur on Sunday morning, police said. Chief Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said members of the police mobile forces in Camarines Sur who were on patrol encounteredat least 10 members of the criminal group in Barangay Del Rosario around6:30 a.m. The encounter led to a 20-minute firefight where several members of the crime group were reportedly wounded, according to an initial police report. Police operatives recovered from the place of encounter an M4 Colt rifle, three handg...Keep on reading: Cops clash anew with Albay crime group; firearms seized.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News

114 girls passed off as adults denied travel at NAIA

A total of 114 girls under the age of 21 have been denied travel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) since June this year only, for passing themselves off as adults. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Deputy Commissioner and Port Operations Division (POD) Chief Marc Red Mariñas said these most….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Vengeful win by MIciano

DAVAO pride IM John Marvin Miciano struggled long and hard before beating WFM Sonja Maria Bluhm of Germany in marathon 95 moves in the eighth and penultimate round in the 22nd Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Championship in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Stung by back-to-back losses in the sixth and seventh round, Miciano played….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2018Related News