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With obesity on rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’

France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful. #BeFullyInformed With obesity on rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’ France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen… link: With obesity on rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’.....»»

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Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

WASHINGTON, D.C.: An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as IS struggles to survive, having lost most of its territory to… link: Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?.....»»

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper Dec. 18-24, 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper Dec. 18-24, 2017.....»»

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Ending the information crisis

The reformists and revolutionaries of the late 19th century; those who fought the Japanese invaders during World War II; and the professionals, workers, and farmers who comprised the core of the resistance against the Marcos dictatorship understood only too well the role of information in exposing the injustice and racist assumptions of Spanish colonial rule,… The post Ending the information crisis appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Carlo Biado halts Roland Garcia, tops World 9-ball

MANILA, Philippines — From carrying golf clubs to setting tables for others in his younger days, Pinoy cuemaster Carlo Biado has come to his own, earning the.....»»

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How the primitive island of Mactan became a world-class destination

In the purple haze of twilight, silhouettes of a robust lad and a limber lass bearing lanterns that emanate blue and green light can be seen on a cliff overlooking the sea. They are the chieftain Lapu-Lapu and his wife Bulakna. Soon other young women bearing lanterns join them. They are the wives of the fishermen waiting for their men coming home from the sea at dusk. This ritual dance is performed every evening in a resort on the island of Mactan in Cebu. Since that fatal encounter of East and West on April 27, 1521 in Mactan---which then had a bad rep as a pirates' lair at the entrance to the trading port of the town of Sugbo (said to be the reason Lapu-Lapu's relationship with C...Keep on reading: How the primitive island of Mactan became a world-class destination.....»»

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Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

MENLO PARK, California --- The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel superheroes. For years, the X-Men (Wolverine, Storm, Professor X and the crew) and the Fantastic Four (Thing, Invisible Woman, et al) have battled bad dudes from the studios of 20th Century Fox. Meanwhile Iron Man, Black Widow and other Avengers vanquished villains in another corner of the galaxy run by Disney. Almost ne'er the twain did meet --- though that could soon change. In a related f...Keep on reading: Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana.....»»

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Amazon opts for truce, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) --- Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on sale. A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed Friday it is preparing to sell the devices. However, fresh links for the products that went live on Thursday indicate they are still unavailable. Amazon stopped selling Apple TV streaming devices in late 2015 in retaliation for Apple not making Amazon's Prime Video app available on Apple TVs. It said at the time the move was to reduce possible confusion caused by items sold on its store not playing videos bundled with its Prime shipping plan. It also stop...Keep on reading: Amazon opts for truce, prepares sales of Apple TV, Chromecast.....»»

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With obesity on the rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’

PARIS --- France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful. Now, after taking a hard look at the contradictions in the mirror, its capital has launched a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of discrimination in the image-conscious city known for luxury fashion brands and tiny waists. Paris anti-discrimination chief Helene Bidard began the initiative after falling victim to weight-related insults and noticing how bias against French people who are overweight went unnoticed, never mind unpunished. "We see fat people as ugly and even stupid, lacking hygiene and in bad health," Bi...Keep on reading: With obesity on the rise, Paris reflects on mirrored ‘fatphobia’.....»»

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77 Iloilo farmers thank PRRD for new land titles

Rosena Malco, 74 (right) and Catalina Espano, 76 (2nd from right) received their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on December 13, 2017 in Barangay Pulo Maestra Vita, Ot.....»»

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4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

BATANGAS, Philippines – The National Police Commission (Napolcom) released on Friday, December 15, a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who had been stripped of their powers over the local police.  Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 was approved last November 29. On the list are: Lucena City, ........»»

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From power to prison: How 2017 changed the life of De Lima, family

MANILA, Philippines – Unexpected, unimaginable, extraordinary – that’s how opposition Senator Leila de Lima and her family described the rollercoaster year that saw the once powerful justice secretary land in jail. It was on February 24 when De Lima surrendered to the Philippine National Police over drug charges filed against ........»»

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Rappler Talk: Janette Garin on the Dengvaxia controversy

Bookmark this page to watch the Rappler Talk interview with Janette Garin live on Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The spotlight is on former Department of Health chief Janette Garin, who launched the now-suspended dengue vaccination program.She faced multiple congressional probes into how the government allowed public school students in ........»»

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Rep. Garin denies pressuring Ubial

ILOILO first district Rep. Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. denied pressuring former Department of Health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial to buy more Dengvaxia or anti-dengue vaccine. In the Senate hearing on Dec. 14, 2017, Ubial revealed that Rep. Garin pressured her to allocate money budget in the 2018 budget for the additional purchase of dengue vaccines. […] The post Rep. Garin denies pressuring Ubial appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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MIWD board okays P12.349-B water deal with MetroPac

THE METRO Iloilo Water District (MIWD) Board of Directors approved on Dec 15, 2017 the water utility’s P12.349-billion distribution joint venture with MetroPac Water Investments Corp (MWIC), according to MIWD legal counsel Roy Villa. “Now we are working out and preparing the papers and the documents towards issuance of the Notice of Award to MetroPac […] The post MIWD board okays P12.349-B water deal with MetroPac appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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P40-M project seen to boost water supply in three districts

Water supply in the three districts of Iloilo City is expected to improve with the commissioning of a pipe laying project of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) on Dec 22, 2017. The more or less P40-million project covers the laying of pipes in Arevalo, Mandurriao and Molo districts. This forms part of the short-term […] The post P40-M project seen to boost water supply in three districts appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Rookie cops top respondents in dismissal cases

ROOKIE COPS (those with the rank of Police Officer 1) edged out other ranks facing summary dismissal proceedings before the National Police Commission (Napolcom)-6. Of the 69 Western Visayas policemen facing summary dismissal cases as of Oct. 31, 2017, 20 are PO1s while 16 are PO2, 17 PO3s, 4 Senior Police Officer (SPO1), 2 SPO2s, […] The post Rookie cops top respondents in dismissal cases appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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W. Visayas’ most wanted man falls

WESTERN Visayas’ most wanted person was finally collared after 14 years. Antonio Aquino, 48, of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, was arrested 2 p.m. of Dec. 15, 2017, in Marikina City. Members of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), the Regional Intelligence Division 6 (RID-6), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Manila and Marikina Police Station […] The post W. Visayas’ most wanted man falls appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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DOT-6 backs 2 a.m. curfew on night spots

PEACE and order is a major tourist attraction in Iloilo City. Thus, Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas said she supports Mayor Joe Espinosa III’s decision to end the nightlife in the city by 2 a.m. Espinosa issued an executive order on Dec. 14, 2017, directing the mandatory closure at 2 a.m. of […] The post DOT-6 backs 2 a.m. curfew on night spots appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP

The country will likely post a substantially higher balance of payments (BoP) deficit this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced on Friday. Projections of a greater net outflow in the financial account could lead to an overall BoP deficit of $1.4 billion, officials said in a briefing, much higher than the previous forecast of [...] The post BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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