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Amazon drops New York headquarters plan amid protests

NEW YORK, USA – Amazon abandoned plans for a new headquarters in New York City on Thursday, blaming opposition from community leaders angry at the huge subsidies being offered to one of the world's most successful companies. The New York neighborhood of Long Island City was one ........»»

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Amazon bites, spits out Big Apple

Thousands of lost jobs or a victory against a monolith: Reactions were sharply divided Thursday after Amazon abandoned its plans for a new headquarters in New York. In Long Island City on the edge of the East River, some residents of the towers that have sprung up in recent years voiced relief, having expected some […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News22 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Australia announces reopening of offshore detention center

SYDNEY, Australia – A controversial offshore migrant detention center on Christmas Island is to reopen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday, February 13, as he doubled down on hardline policies after a historic legislative defeat . Morrison approved the reopening of the remote facility – closed just months ago – claiming new ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Siargao Island anew Manila Bulletin News

4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Siargao Island anew Manila Bulletin BUTUAN CITY A 4.3 magnitude earthquake jolted Siargao Island anew early Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

48 human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY --- Forty-eight persons believed to be victims of human trafficking were rescued Monday night at the sea waters of this city. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NAVFORWEM), said operating units of the Philippine Navy, in coordination with Joint Task Force Zamboanga, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Presidential Center on Transnational Crime, intercepted a sea vessel reportedly engaged in human trafficking. "This ML Moneza, an inter-island sea vessel, is carrying 95 passengers and five crew members. Upon thorough inspection of our personnel, it turned out that there are only 20 legitimate passengers, all resi...Keep on reading: 48 human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 12th, 2019Related News

In photos: James Reid, Nadine Lustre celebrate 3rd anniversary in island getwaway

Real life couple James Reid and Nadine are celebrating the love month and marking their 3rd anniversary by spending quality time together in a romantic island trip......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Facility for US forces opens on Philippines main island; another slated for Palawan - Stripes

Facility for US forces opens on Philippines' main island; another slated for Palawan Stars and Stripes The United States and the Philippines opened the first of several new facilities for visitin.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

‘Bad weather delaying government projects on Pag-Asa Island’

The presence of numerous Chinese fishing boats in the waters near the country’s Pag-Asa Island in the disputed Spratly archipelago is no longer a threat to the islanders......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

Robredo urges gov’t to aid people displaced by Manila Bay rehab

MANILA, Philippines --- Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday praised the ongoing rehabilitation of the hyperpolluted Manila Bay but urge the government to help the people displaced by the program. "Sana sila iyong nabibigyan ng, parang, priority Dahil sa rehabilitation," Robredo said in an interview after she led the turnover of classrooms at Tabuco Elementary School in Naga City. [I hope they are given priority because of the rehabilitation.] Robredo said likened the situation to the rehabilitation of Boracay, which lacked preparation for providing employment for those who were displaced by the six-month closure of the island. "Napakaganda iyong ginawa, pero may mga n...Keep on reading: Robredo urges gov’t to aid people displaced by Manila Bay rehab.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 9th, 2019Related News

Defense chief unfazed by China’s moves near Pag-asa

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday remained unfazed about reports that China has deployed maritime militia around the Philippine-occupied Pag-asa or Thitu Island in the West Philippine Sea.   "The presence of militia... is no surprise to us as they have been there since 2012. We expect other countries to respect Philippine sovereignty, and to conduct themselves in a civilized manner befitting members of the global community," Lorenzana said in a statement.   'Pressure'   Last week, US-based think tank Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (Amti) released a statement claiming that China, in response to Philippine constructions on Pag-asa Island s...Keep on reading: Defense chief unfazed by China’s moves near Pag-asa.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 8th, 2019Related News

Repairs on Pag-asa Island to continue — DND

THE Department of National Defense (DND) announced that the repair and improvements of facilities in the disputed Pag-asa Island, also known as Thitu, will continue and are expected to be finished within the first few months of 2019, amid reports of increased Chinese presence in the area......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Magnitude 5.9 quake jolts Siargao

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 8 Feb) – Residents and tourists here scampered for safety and ran out from their homes and resorts as a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck not far from here. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the quake of tectonic origin occurred at 7:55 p.m. with its […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

DND calls for civilized conduct in West Philippine Sea as China sends militia

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana called on other concerned parties to respect Philippine sovereignty as the country repairs its facilities on Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea......»»

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China deploys militia as Philippines builds on Pag-asa Island

China deploys militia as Philippines builds on Pag-asa Island Rappler Satellite images from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative show 'a high of 95' Chinese vessels surrounding Pag-asa I.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Lorenzana defends Pag-asa Island construction

Lorenzana defends Pag-asa Island construction.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

2 Indonesian volcanoes spew lava in new eruptions

JAKARTA, Indonesia --- Two volcanoes in Indonesia have spewed fresh lava down their slopes, in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks, an official said Friday. Volcanology official Kasbani said Mount Merapi on the main island of Java shot out hot clouds and lava that flowed 2,000 meters down its slopes late Thursday. Hours earlier, Mount Karangetang on Sulawesi's Siau island sent lava and searing gas out of its crater, prompting evacuation preparations, said Kasbani, who uses one name. Authorities expanded its danger zone to 4 kilometers from 3 kilometers from its crater. No casualties or damage were reported and the volcanoes' alert levels were not raised. ...Keep on reading: 2 Indonesian volcanoes spew lava in new eruptions.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 8th, 2019Related News

China sends paramilitary forces as Philippines repairs Pag-asa Island

While the Philippines is repairing its facilities on Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea, China has deployed ships near the island, according to a report from an independent think tank......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Army expects more rebel to yield

THE Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division is looking forward to more rebel surrenderees as government troops intensify the campaign against insurgency. Lieutenant Colonel Ericson Rosana, 3ID’s assistant chief of staff for Civil Military Operation, said the overwhelming support of different stakeholders in Panay Island would be a big factor for rebels in laying down their […] The post Army expects more rebel to yield appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

DA, KOICA build structures to boost Panay food sector

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) answered the needs of the upland farmers in the marketing of their products with the construction of one regional local food terminal (LFT) and 10 Bayanihan Tipon Centers (BTCs) in Panay. The Panay Island Upland Sustainable Rural Development Project (PIU-SRDP) Phase 3 aims […] The post DA, KOICA build structures to boost Panay food sector appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

China deploys militia as Philippines builds on Pag-asa Island

MANILA, Philippines – China deployed its maritime militia to the vicinity of Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) after the Philippines began constructing on the island, an international think tank said.  The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) of the Washington-based ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News