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Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

    WASHINGTON --- The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China.   Details about the administration's Missile Defense Review --- the first compiled since 2010 --- are expected to be released during President Donald Trump's visit to the Pentagon with top members of his administration.   The new review concludes that in order to adequately protect America, the Pentagon must expand defense technologies in space and use those systems to more qui...Keep on reading: Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan.....»»

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Filipino crew from burning container ship taken to Halifax - HalifaxToday.ca

Filipino crew from burning container ship taken to Halifax HalifaxToday.ca HALIFAX A statement from the Embassy of the Philippines in Ottawa says 17 Filipino crew members have been evacuated from a.....»»

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In Al Barka, MILF members train to keep the peace

BASILAN, Philippines – It's the site of many violent encounters between government troops and Muslim guerrillas, but on ........»»

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Music industry mourns death of Razorback’s Brian Velasco

MANILA, Philippines – The death of Razorback drummer Brian Velasco on January 16 has left many reeling in shock and grief, including many members of the music industry. Many artists, musicians, and photographers who have worked with Velasco in the past took to social media to pay tribute to him and share their memories ........»»

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COMMENT: Burden of Two Cities

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – The cities of Isabela and Cotabato are odd. They live in the House they were born in; have legally denied through election kinship with the members of the House they were born with; but, by necessity, have grown by and enjoyed the blessings they were born to. Now, they […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

May pleads with MP

London — Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive members of the Parliament (MP) to think again about rejecting the EU divorce deal, on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote that could scupper the agreement. May warned lawmakers that rejecting it risked either a chaotic no-deal scenario or subverting British democracy by blocking Brexit. “Whatever […].....»»

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Family of 3 die in Manila fire

Three members of a family died from suffocation after they were trapped in their burning house in Sampaloc, Manila yesterday morning......»»

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Family of 3 die in Manila fire

Three members of a family died from suffocation after they were trapped in their burning house in Sampaloc, Manila yesterday morning......»»

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Board members asked to attend budget hearings

By: Gail T. Momblan THE committee on appropriations of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan (SP) invited fellow board members to attend budget deliberations to hasten the passage of the 2019 executive budget. During their regular session on Jan 15, 2019, Board Member Domingo Oso, committee on appropriations vice-chairperson, said even non-members of the committee are welcome to […] The post Board members asked to attend budget hearings appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Lack of janitors due to bidding failure

By: Gail T. Momblan ILOILO Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. earlier blamed the delayed approval of the 2019 budget for the lack of janitorial services at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Without the janitors, Defensor said Capitol employees and officials, especially opposition board members who “stalled the budget,” should take the cudgels of cleaning their offices, particularly the comfort […] The post Lack of janitors due to bidding failure appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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PhilHealth warns members against disclosing info

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) warned its members to be vigilant in disclosing personal data and information to other people and agency. The state-run health insurer released an advisory on disclosing information after receiving reports about certain lending agencies requesting for PhilHealth data specifically the member’s name and PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN) in order […] The post PhilHealth warns members against disclosing info appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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104 village peacekeepers complete BPAT skills trg

PIAGAPO, Lanao del Sur, Jan. 14 (PIA)-- A total of 104 village peacekeepers were inducted as members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) of Piagapo Municipal Police Station (MPS) on Jan.....»»

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President leaves for Philippines - Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Headlines

President leaves for Philippines Daily Mirror President leaves for Philippines, President Maithripala Sirisena left for Philippines on a five-day state visit today. A delegation of 13 members would b.....»»

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UAAP Season 81: Arado, Mendrez lead U-23 hopefuls

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. has formally extended its invitation to all UAAP schools to allow their girls’ and women’s volleyball players to try out for the national pool. University of the East athletic director Rod Roque, also the UAAP representative to the LVPI, distributed the invitation letters to members of the UAAP Board during their meeting Tuesday.   “Sa akin pinadaan ni Mr. Ariel Paredes (LVPI SecGen) and tamang-tamang may UAAP Board meeting kami. So i-disseminate ko na sa kanila ‘yung info na open ang tryout for Under 23.” LVPI earlier this month announced a two-day tryout on January 24-25 at the Arellano University Gym in Taft Ave for the purpose of expanding the national pool that will see action in a number of international tournaments including the Asian Women’s U-23 Volleyball Championship in Hanoi, Vietnam on July 13 to 21. Leading the list of hopefuls are Lady Warriors Kat Arado and Me-Anne Mendrez, who both represented the country in the 2016 Asian Women’s U-19 Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand back. The PHI finished 10th in the 15-nation field.      “Dito sa akin number one na very, very qualified si Kat Arado,” said Roque, who will accompany his players in the tryout. Arado was also invited in the seniors national team tryout last year.   “Kasi siya lang ‘yung nag-decline last year kasi ‘yung studies niya tapos may Generika, may UE siya sabi niya ‘sir hindi ko na kaya’. So nag-back out muna siya sa national team but this year tapos na ‘yung Generika nila tapos last playing year niya sa UAAP sabi niya sa akin, ‘sir ready na ko sa national team,’” Roque said. “So dadalhin ko siya sa 25 tapos si Me-Anne Mendrez. Silang dalawa kasi silang dalawa ang pinaka-qualified.” LVPI hopes to see other young talents like Cocolife's Kalei Mau, DLSU-Zobel's Angel Canino, University of Sto. Tomas' Milena Alessandrini and Eya Laure, Faith Nisperos and Alyssa Solomon on National U, University of the Philippines' Tots Carlos, and Air Force's Dell Palomata in the two-day tryouts. The federation has also extended invitations to the Philippine Superliga, Premier Volleyball League and the NCAA.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Student groups decry alleged harassment by military

Members of Anakbayan and the National Union of Students of the Philippines were allegedly being hunted down by members of the military after a certain “Ka Ruben” claimed their support to the communist rebels. The Philippine National Police presented on Monday an alleged returnee named “Ka Ruben” who claimed students from state-run University of the […] The post Student groups decry alleged harassment by military appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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U.S. extends troop deployment at Mexico border

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The Pentagon said Monday, January 14, it would extend until September 30 the deployment of active-duty soldiers and Coast Guard members at the US-Mexico border , while expanding the mission to include surveillance and detection. Lengthening the troops' mission past a January 31 deadline, the Pentagon ........»»

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104 village peacekeepers complete BPAT skills trg

PIAGAPO, Lanao del Sur, Jan. 14 (PIA)-- A total of 104 village peacekeepers were inducted as members of the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) of Piagapo Municipal Police Station (MPS) on Jan.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Taco trucks feed hungry teachers on strike

Operators of taco trucks packed up their wares and drove to some schools under the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in California, United States to give food to its teachers on strike. The teachers' strike began on Monday, Jan. 14, and saw over 30,000 members of the teachers union walking out to protest for smaller class size, better pay and more support staff in their schools. There are over 1,200 schools under the district and around 485,000 enrolled students, with only a third of the district's student population coming to school that day, as per Los Angeles Times on Jan. 14. On the other hand, thousands of teachers were reported to have arrived at their schools before ...Keep on reading: Taco trucks feed hungry teachers on strike.....»»

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TELUS International Philippines’ Record-breaking Employee Engagement Rate Reflects Exceptional Company Culture

These days, employers looking to recruit the best new team members face greater challenges than they did a decade ago. Today’s job seekers, first-timers and shifters alike tend to look beyond salary and benefits. Nowadays, employers are scrutinized for their work and office culture and how it bleeds into the prospective employee’s personal and family […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2019Related News