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So far, world oil prices have held steady. That is good news. In our case, oil prices have been a major driver of inflation......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, […] The post Half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Oct 17th, 2018Related News

PH is world’s 56th most competitive economy

THE PHILIPPINES ranked 56th out of 140 countries and fifth out of nine Southeast Asian economies in this year’s Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Scoring […] The post PH is world’s 56th most competitive economy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Oct 17th, 2018Related News

Fifty years of unlocking the child’s hidden treasures

Dr. Maria Montessori’s real claim to our gratitude lies, not so much in the invention of a new method of education, but that she has revealed to us many and beautiful traits in “normalized children,” – traits so unexpected and so new that many writers coined the phrase, “the new children.” Like navigator Christopher Columbus, who discovered the “World Without” (America), Maria Montessori discovered the “World Within”: the world within the soul of the child......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day – World Bank

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world's population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank said Wednesday, October 17. In a twice-yearly report, the bank took a broader look at ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

World Bank: 3.4 billion people struggling to meet basic needs

Despite global economic advances, nearly half of the world’s population still struggles to meet basic needs, the World Bank said in a report......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

DENR vows continuous Boracay rehabilitation

The rehabilitation of the world-renowned Boracay Island will continue even after its formal reopening to the public on Oct. 26......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Stephen Hawking predicted a race of superhumans will take over the world – Fox News

The late Stephen Hawking believed advances in genetic science would lead to a future generation of superhumans that could ultimately […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Why would anyone ever pay $558,000 for a bottle of Burgundy?

WHEN A private Asian collector bid an eye-popping $558,000 for a single bottle of 1945 Romanée-Conti at Sotheby’s sale this past Saturday in New York, a world record was smashed. This was not just the highest price ever reached for a 750 ml bottle of Burgundy, but also the highest for any bottle of wine ever at auction. The post Why would anyone ever pay $558,000 for a bottle of Burgundy? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceOct 17th, 2018Related News

Aged 94, Juan Ponce Enrile may break a world record if elected in 2019

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile would likely hold the record for being the oldest living politician in the world if he wins in the 2019 midterm elections. The nonagenarian through his lawyer on Tuesday filed a certificate of candidacy for a senatorial position, initially citing that he wanted to “join the fun.” He is running […] The post Aged 94, Juan Ponce Enrile may break a world record if elected in 2019 appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 17th, 2018Related News

Japan, Thailand, US are the most vacation deprived, says report

The world is tired, as global vacation deprivation is on the rise, with workers in Japan, Thailand and the United States taking the fewest number of vacation days in the world, according to the latest report from Expedia. That's the overarching takeaway from the 18th edition of the Vacation Deprivation study, which found that globally, 58 percent of workers describe themselves as very or somewhat vacation deprived, up from 53 percent last year, and 49 percent in 2016. Of the 19 countries studied, Japanese, Thai and American workers were found to take the fewest number of vacation days at 10 days a year. Over in the U.S., the latest figures show that of the 14 vacation days a...Keep on reading: Japan, Thailand, US are the most vacation deprived, says report.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 17th, 2018Related News

PBA: Mike Harris 'Couldn t care less' about his 44 point, 27 rebound effort

Alaska Aces import Mike Harris shrugged off his 44-point, 27-rebound performance that helped his team get the win over the still winless Columbian Dyip at the Cuneta Astrodome.  The scoring forward did it all, unleashing the full repertoire of slashing lay-ups, controrted shots and a couple of three-pointers. He definitely looked like one of the best reinforcements in the PBA Governors' Cup. For him, the gaudy numbers were never really the story, instead focused on the win that helped them inch closer to a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs. "[I] couldn't care less," Harris said jokingly. "The only thing for me is the win. We played really bad the last game against Magnolia which is I mean credit to them they're a really good team." Just like what his coach Alex Compton said that the team was not playing at the level they were expected to, the swingman echoed the sentiments and was kind of disappointed at some instances of the game. "It happens in the NBA sometimes. Top teams play bottom teams and you play down and instead playing to that level.  Being one of the candidates for Best Import of the Conference, norming 28.50 points, 21.13 rebounds, and 2.13 assists per game in eight outings, the 35-year old said that chasing individual awards is already past him and he is just focused on the ultimate team goal. As an international journeyman, having stops in the NBA and multiple teams abroad, Harris has tallied quite the resume, including the NBA G-League MVP back in 2010, another MVP in Puerto Rico's top league, and a title in China.  "Because ultimately winning a championship, one person can't win a championship. And so, that's not been my focal point. Mine's been to see the guys on the team, see what's their strength and weaknesses are and continue to help them develop their weaknesses and turn them into strengths." When asked if he is already among the long list of great Alaska imports that include Sean Chambers, Diamon Simpson, Devin Davis, and the like, the 6'5 Harris mentioned that he has not proven himself at this part of the world, but would happily want to.  "And like I said, it's one game at a time. That list, I'm pretty sure it's great. Those guys won a championship so we go to the regular season and we lose in the finals, I wouldn't put myself in there." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Working Abroad as Domestic Helpers Should Become a Thing of the Past

For decades the Philippine economy has been kept afloat by millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sending money back home. According to philstar.com in an article published early this year, the World Bank ranked the Philippines as the “3rd top remittance receiving country in the world” after India (first), and China (second) ........»»

Source: Philnews PhilnewsCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

U.S. tops global competitiveness rating, despite worrying trends – WEF

GENEVA, Switzerland – The United States has the world's most competitive and innovative economy, a World Economic Forum ranking showed Wednesday, October 17, after a methodology shift helped unseat Switzerland after nearly a decade on top. The organization that hosts the annual Davos pow-wow of business and political elites said ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Of course, Twitter folks had fun with 'YouTubeDOWN

MANILA, Philippines – The eyes of Twitter comedians around the world surely must have lighted up when YouTube went down , Wednesday morning, October 17, Philippine time. Count on these folks to bring out their best whenever these tech giants experience some misery. We've collected some of their finest stuff here: {source}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Philippines crime, infra among worst globally – World Economic Forum

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines remained globally competitive, ranking 56th out of 140 countries in the latest Global Competitiveness Report  by the World Economic Forum (WEF) , but still lagged in major indices like crime and infrastructure. The WEF underscored the country's institutions as being the weakest link ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Palestinians win U.N. backing to lead developing country bloc

UNITED NATIONS – The Palestinians won backing Tuesday, October 16, to lead the biggest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations, raising their profile at the world body despite opposition from the United States. The General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to grant the observer-state of Palestine temporary rights to act ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

LAS VEGAS --- A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with attorneys for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga on key procedural and statutory questions. The other track involves a police investigation that was recently reopened at the request of Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher who alleges that one of the world's most famous athletes attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. At the end of the investigat...Keep on reading: Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 17th, 2018Related News

Asian MMA star slams ‘shocking’ Las Vegas brawl

Asia's highest-ranked mixed martial artist said fighters must remember they're idols for children as he slammed last week's "shocking" scenes after Conor McGregor's defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Chan "The Korean Zombie" Sung-jung said the post-fight violence, when Nurmagomedov and his team attacked McGregor and his entourage in images beamed around the world, had set back attempts to clean up MMA's image. "We should be inspiring kids and not shocking them," the Seoul-based featherweight said ahead of this week's Angel's Fighting MMA event in Seoul, where all profits pay medical expenses for terminally ill children. "As martial artists we are role models," added Chan, who is...Keep on reading: Asian MMA star slams ‘shocking’ Las Vegas brawl.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 17th, 2018Related News

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with attorneys for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga on key procedural and statutory questions. The other track involves a police investigation that was recently reopened at the request of Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher who alleges that one of the world's most famous athletes attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. At the end of the investigation, police will decide whether to recommend that prosecutors file criminal charges against the 33-year-old soccer star from Portugal who plays for the Italian club Juventus and his national team. He has had lucrative contracts with other clubs including Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The Associated Press does not generally name people who say they are victims of sex crimes. Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to make her name public. THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Mayorga's attorneys say she underwent a medical exam to collect DNA evidence soon after the alleged attack in June 2009. But the investigation was ended because Las Vegas police said she only identified her attacker as a European soccer player — not by name — and did not say where the incident took place. The case was reopened in recent weeks at Mayorga's request. Her lawyers say she provided Ronaldo's name to detectives who interviewed her in 2009 and identified the location as the Palms Hotel and Casino. Police will turn over the results of the investigation to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson to decide whether to file criminal charges. A jury of 12 people would have to reach a unanimous verdict of guilt for a conviction on a felony sexual assault charge that could bring a sentence ranging from 10 years to life in state prison, depending on whether the jury decides if Mayorga suffered substantial bodily injury. Police have refused to release documents about the case. Officer Aden OcampoGomez, a police department spokesman, said Tuesday he could not comment about an ongoing investigation. THE LAWSUIT Ronaldo's attorneys have not yet responded to the lawsuit filed by Mayorga on Sept. 27 in Clark County District Court. William Terry, a veteran Nevada criminal defense attorney not connected with the case, predicted that Ronaldo's legal team will ask the judge to dismiss the lawsuit before they reply to its claims. "There will be a ton of issues to decide long before the case gets to a jury," Terry said after reviewing the lawsuit and statements by attorneys at the request of The Associated Press. "I think the whole complaint is vulnerable to dismissal." Before the lawsuit could go to trial, Judge Adriana Escobar would have to decide if too much time has passed since the alleged attack; whether Ronaldo or Mayorga violated a 2010 non-disclosure agreement that requires Mayorga to keep quiet about an encounter that Ronaldo's lawyers say was consensual; and whether documents cited in European news stories about the case are authentic. Mayorga's attorneys want to void the non-disclosure pact. The lawsuit claims Ronaldo used "fixers" to pressure Mayorga to sign. It also accuses Ronaldo or people working for him of conspiracy, coercion and fraud, defamation, battery, breach of contract and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public in European publications. If the lawsuit gets to trial, a jury of as many as eight people would be asked to reach a majority decision based on a preponderance of evidence or the probable truth or accuracy of the allegations. That is a less-stringent standard than a criminal case. If jurors find in favor of Mayorga, they would be asked to consider possible monetary damages. Mayorga is seeking an unspecified amount greater than $200,000. TIMING OF THE CLAIMS Leslie Mark Stovall, a lawyer for Mayorga, has acknowledged that plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Nevada usually have two years to file a civil lawsuit. However, he says a psychiatrist diagnosed Mayorga this year with post-traumatic stress and depression "caused by Cristiano Ronaldo's sexual assault in 2009." As a result, the attorney says, Mayorga was not emotionally or legally competent to enter the non-disclosure agreement nine years ago. "We believe that we have the factual basis to ask the court to set aside the agreement so that we can litigate her original damages," the attorney said. In the police case, veteran prosecutors, defense attorneys and law professor Eve Hanan at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, agreed that the state could bring criminal charges despite the passage of time because Mayorga filed a police report. "There is no statute of limitations if there is a valid police report," attorney Tom Pitaro said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 17th, 2018Related News