MANILA, Philippines---Pasig Chooks failed to sustain its phenomenal start and bowed out of the 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar after a quarterfinals loss Friday night. Pasig, which upset top-seeded Liman the day before, couldn't conjure the same magic in the knockout quarters, falling to Riga Ghetto, 21-15, in a frustrating showing. Riga Ghetto pulled away on a 4-0 run from a tie at 13-all, pouncing on the Filipino side which was already in penalty with 3:04 left to play. Joshua Munzon and Taylor Statham, two of the Philippines' top 3x3 players, had five points apiece in the loss to the Latvian side. The inaugural Chooks to go Pilipinas 3x3 champions are g...Keep on reading: After hot start, Pasig Chooks bows out of 2019 FIBA 3X3 World Masters
WASHINGTON - A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as «a good day,» President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were «total bullshit.» According to the 448-page report released Thursday , Trump discouraged witnesses from cooperating with prosecutors and prodded aides to mislead the public on his behalf to hamper the Russia probe he feared would cripple his administration. The report's bottom line largely tracked the findings revealed in Attorney General William Barr's four-page memo a ...Keep on reading: Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller
MANILA, Philippines --- To trolls who hide behind social media accounts and peddlers of fake news, do you know how to love truthfully? Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle asked this question during his homily on Good Friday. Tagle, who delivered his homily at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, called out those who hide their real identities on social media to spread negativity online. "Sa social media, kung anu-anong pangalan ang ginagamit, minsan nga hindi pangalan eh, kung ikaw ay totoo, gamitin mo ang pangalan mo, wag kang magtatago sa kung anu-ano. 'Hagipis,' naku, maniwala akong 'Hagipis' ang pangalan mo. Kasi ang 'Ha...Keep on reading: Cardinal Tagle calls out social media trolls, fake news peddlers
MOLOKAI, Hawaii -- The Bayanihan Clinic Without Walls (BCWW) and Hawaii Filipino Healthcare, in cooperation with the Molokai Filipino Community Council (MFCC), will host the Molokai Community Health Fair on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. The health fair will be at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center, 90 Aiona Street, Kaunakakai. There will be free medical and dental services, i osteoporosis screening, physical therapy, mental health, spirometry, hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol consultations. Tips on incorporating healthy diet will also be available. Planned events: May 4, Saturday, 6 p.m.-9:00 p.m. -- Town Hall Health Lectures and Q&A, Karaoke, light pupus; ...Keep on reading: Molokai Filipino community health fair set for May 4-5
Our client, Teresa,* has always lived with a serious lung condition since childhood. Although Teresa knew that her condition limited her activities, she did her best to live a productive work life. She finished her schooling in the Philippines and worked in several skilled jobs there before she came to the U.S. with her two children. Once in the U.S., she went to work for DataBase Inc.* in its accounting department. While working for DataBase, her performance reviews were generally satisfactory and she received regular pay raises. Teresa happily believed she had found a stable career that allowed her to support herself and her young children in her adopted country. Teres...Keep on reading: Firing after 12-week med leave may be disability discrimination
Туристы с положительной визовой историей смогут получать многократные визы с постепенно увеличивающимся сроком пребывания - от одного года до пяти лет. Визовый сбор вырастет до 80 евро, но граждане стран, с которыми подписано соглашение об упрощении визового режима, в том числе и россияне, будут платить 40 евро.
"Ничего не изменилось, мы продолжим работать", - сказал госсекретарь США. "Я продолжаю возглавлять команду, президент Трамп, разумеется, руководит процессом в целом", - добавил он.
A journalist has been killed in clashes between dissident nationalists and security forces in Northern Ireland. The suspected terrorist incident occurred hours after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured Derry on a goodwill visit. Read Full Article at RT.com
Amid an ongoing anti-Semitism row that has plagued the party for months, Labour’s well-intentioned (now-deleted) Passover tweet contained a galling error that did not escape eagle-eyed Twitter users. Read Full Article at RT.com
China is ramping up its oil drilling initiative in Cuban waters, using cutting-edge technology to reach deposits that Cubans couldn’t touch. Read Full Article at RT.com
The CEO of energy major Total has announced plans to buy a share in projects aimed at constructing terminals for transferring liquefied natural gas (LNG), led by Russia’s biggest independent gas producer Novatek. Read Full Article at RT.com
Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2019. / Kabar /. A round table is being held in Osh entitled “To the results of the state visit of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the Kyrgyz Republic: the role of the media in the development of cooperation between the two countries”. The event is organized by the offices of the President and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Pikir Club of Regional Experts of Kyrgyzstan and the Eurasians - New Wave Foundation. The round table brought together representatives of state legislative and executive bodies, public organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic, independent experts and political scientists, media representatives. The event will end with the adoption of final declaration.
Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2019. / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov will visit France, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov told at a briefing in Bishkek. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Chingiz Aidarbekov met today with visiting State Secretary at the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Baptiste Lemoine. Aidarbekov noted that the parties discussed the forthcoming visit of President Jeenbekov to France. “The date of the visit will be discussed through diplomatic channels,” he added.
Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2019. / Kabar /. The Kyrgyz side informed the French side about the intention to open a diplomatic mission in France, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov told at a briefing on the results of his meeting with visiting Secretary of State under the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Baptiste Lemoine. The meeting of the Kyrgyz Foreign Minister and Secretary of State under the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France took place in Bishkek. Summing up the negotiations with Lemoine, Aidarbekov stated the dynamic and progressive development of bilateral relations between Kyrgyzstan and France. “Today we cooperate in many areas. These are political and diplomatic relations, cultural and humanitarian, trade and economic. Today, French companies are successfully operating on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic. There is a great interest in projects. They also fruitfully participate in tenders for the energy sector. We welcome the further increase in the number of private sector and investors from France in Kyrgyzstan,” he explained. The minister also noted that they discussed possible ways to further deepen trade and economic relations, using the membership of the Kyrgyz Republic in the framework of the EAEU and GSP + status. “We have noted the dynamic growth of commodity turnover between the EU countries after obtaining the status,” he said. During the visit of Jean-Baptiste Lemoine to Kyrgyzstan, memorandums of cooperation will be signed. “We also discussed plans for preparing intergovernmental agreements that strengthen our bilateral ties. They concern interaction in different areas in the field of emergency prevention, on issues of cooperation and the avoidance of double taxation,” he added.
Bishkek, Apr. 19, 2019. / Kabar /. A meeting of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group is held in Bishkek as part of Kyrgyzstan’s chairmanship in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The ministers of foreign affairs of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov and Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani addressed the opening ceremony. The sides discussed issues of the current situation in Afghanistan, the process of inter-Afghan reconciliation, as well as the development of cooperation of the SCO member states with Afghanistan and other issues. One of the key issues of the meeting was the discussion of the draft roadmap for further actions by the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group. The SCO - Afghanistan Contact Group was established in 2005, but its activities were suspended in 2009. The current meeting of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group is the third one, after resuming its activities in 2017. The previous meetings were held on Oct. 11, 2017 in the city of Moscow and on May 28, 2018 in the city of Beijing. In accordance with the established practice, the meeting is held at the level of deputy foreign ministers of the SCO member states and Afghanistan.
There was a time when persuasion was easy to recognise. It was the stuff on billboards and flyers or between the articles in newspapers and magazines. It interrupted TV and radio programmes and it was obviously trying to sell us something. We called it “advertising”. Today’s consumers are no longer simply on the receiving end of advertising through mass media channels. The billions of us who use Facebook, Instagram and the like every day, have become a key part of the process of persuasion itself. Through these social media channels we present highly edited, stylised versions of our lifestyles and are able to trade ideas and information in an instant. This activity places us not at the end of one of the linear processes of marketing, but at the very heart of our own unique world of communication, content and commerce. Almost every activity we engage in now involves some form of commercial exchange. It was only during the 1980s that researchers began taking an interest in consumption outside the narrow parameters laid down by pure economics. And they were quick to recognise that the influence of persuasion had extended well beyond simply encouraging people to buy goods that they...
Some of football's biggest names, including David Beckham, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Gareth Bale, have put their weight behind a new social media campaign aimed at highlighting online racial abuse. Read Full Article at RT.com
Tempers flared up during a parliamentary debate in Chikwawa south as the debate ended prematurely because of political rivalry between Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Elias Karim and ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspirant Gerald... The post Tempers flare up for MCP, DPP candidate as NICE suspends debates in violence hot spots appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
Malawi Police in Lilongwe have arrested five people believed to be Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters who are suspected to have thrown stones at a presidential convoy and smashed two government vehicles and another which... The post Police arrest presidential convoy stone throwers: Suspected to be MCP members appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
Zomba City Council has introduced parking fees in what officials is aimed at boosting its revenue and curb illegal parking in the country’s old capital city. Acting chief executive officer Mussa Mwale said at a... The post Zomba City Council introduces parking fees appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
Former First Lady Patricia Shanil Dzimbiri (formerly Mrs Muluzi) has rejected the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) director of elections Ben Phiri apology over offensive and insensitive remarks he made in Balaka west, demanding he... The post Malawi ex-first lady Shanil suss out an apology from DPP’s Ben Phiri appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
UTM leader who is also the country’s Vice-President, Saulos Chilima,and former leader of opposition and Malaiw Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera had to halt their political campaign on Good Friday to join fellow christians... The post Chilima, Chakwera participate in Good Fridaty tradition: Walking Jesus’ ‘Way of the Cross’ appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times.
The newly released redacted version of the Mueller report contains no proof or new information on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, the Kremlin’s spokesman has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler has subpoenaed the Justice Department for a full, unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, as well as its underlying evidence. Read Full Article at RT.com
US President Donald Trump unleashed scathing remarks about special counsel Robert Mueller’s “crazy” report on Friday, saying it was written by “angry Democrats” and contains statements which are “total bulls**t.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Jose Mourinho says teams “have to create a cage” to stand any chance of stopping Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Read Full Article at RT.com
A truly awe-inspiring ancient predator has been discovered in Kenya which may have been one of the largest-ever carnivorous mammals to roam the planet, eclipsing even the largest modern bears, big cats and wolves. Read Full Article at RT.com
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday asked the Indian nationals in Tripoli to «leave immediately» after violence for the control of the Libyan capital escalated. «We will not be able to evacuate them later,» the minister said. In the last two weeks, the violence in the city intensified as several groups tried to take control of the capital city, Tripoli.
Cristiano Ronaldo is committed to Juventus next season despite his bitter disappointment at the Italian giants Champions League flop, coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed on Friday. Allegri's injury-hit side host Fiorentina on Saturday needing just a point to lift their eighth straight Serie A title, days after a shock home 2-1 defeat to the Dutch side that saw them eliminated 3-2 on aggregate. «Cristiano is the future of Juventus. He has done very well this year and will do so next season, of course he is disappointed like all of us but he's calm about it,» said Allegri. «Cristiano has had an extraordinary season and will play tomorrow.» Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo had been bidding for a sixth Champions League title to add to his four won with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United. The 34-year-old joined Juventus from Real last summer in a 100 million-euro ($117 million) deal which runs until 2022, with a reported annual salary of 31 million euros. He scored six of his teams' 14 Champions League goals this season and has 19 so far in Serie A, four behind leading scorer Fabio Quagliarella. "Ronaldo's arrival did not give us any certainty of winning the Champions...
A new €4 million state-of-the-art kitchen inaugurated almost a year ago at St Vincent De Paul Residence has never been used to prepare meals for residents and staff, Times of Malta is informed. Instead, food is being supplied by contractor James Caterers, cooked at the company’s facilities in Fgura and Bulebel and then transported every morning to the government elderly people’s home in Luqa. The meals are then stored inside the new kitchen and distributed during the day, catering industry sources said. “The new kitchen is only being used as a storage facility by the contractor and also for the washing of trolleys and other related equipment before they are sent back to the private caterer to be re-used in the following days,” senior officials at the Luqa complex told the newspaper, insisting on anonymity. The new kitchen was “sheer waste of money” and justifiably raised suspicion that the project was really meant to serve another purpose other than cooking food, they added. When approached, Vincent de Paul Residence CEO Josianne Cutajar admitted that “some of the food preparation and processing is being done in offsite facilities”. However, she insisted some of the food “is...