Minister for Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal, Joseph Isaac, has told young entrepreneurs that going into business is about sacrifice and setting priorities. Isaac, who also represented Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, was addressing the 14th graduation ceremony...
[African Arguments] Congo opposition unites and then quickly divides
[Maka] In the wake of recent revelations of mismanagement and corruption at the Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA), its Governor, José de Lima Massano, took to the airwaves in an attempt to defend his reputation and that of the bank. It was all to no avail, because many high-ranking officials have taken to heart the new Angolan President's strictures against corruption and are willing to blow the whistle, backing up their claims with documentary proof. It's evidence that should prompt the Attorney-General's of
[VOA] Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions are emptying out after renewed military raids on separatist strongholds left at least 30 people dead in two days. The renewed fighting comes barely a week after President Paul Biya, during his inauguration ceremony, warned rebels to drop their guns or be killed. Thousands of fleeing civilians are arriving in Yaounde.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Sh1.6 billion compensation row linked to the development of the multibillion-shilling exclusive office block, 14 Riverside, adding a new twist to the eight-year row.
23 women leaders recognised for their service to society, and their stories documented in a book.
Richard Branson is my mentor, and when we meet, he sometimes talks to me about humility.
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Kenyans take social media to wish Mr Kibaki a happy birthday, highlighting his major achievements as president.
The draft Brexit agreement has prompted several resignations in Theresa May's government and many negative assessments across the UK. European Union officials, however, seem content with it. Here are the key points of the deal. Read Full Article at RT.com
In a country so divided over Brexit where it is hard to find any agreement to bring people together, May has done it – she has united people against her plans, Professor of Law and Government at Durham Law School Thom Brooks said. Read Full Article at RT.com
Theresa May is fast becoming the great unifying prime minister of our era; her handling of Brexit has managed to unite almost the entire British political establishment against her. It’s an impressive achievement. Read Full Article at RT.com
British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned of 'consequences’ should she be ousted, in a defiant speech that follows a day of rebellion in her Conservative Party over the UK/EU divorce deal. Read Full Article at RT.com
The UK has signed a multi-billion pound contract which will double its F-35 fleet, the country's defense secretary has announced. The deal will see Britain own 35 stealth jets by the end of 2022. Read Full Article at RT.com
Embons Bonleon is leaving University of Santo Tomas with mixed emotions. Bonleon had a rollercoasterstay with the Tigers, experiencing the Finals in his rookie year in 2015 before witnessing the team's sudden crash to the bottom at 1-13 just the year after. He left the team and sat out season 80 after a falling out with then-coach Boy Sablan but decided to return under Aldin Ayo in his final year in the UAAP, which still had its disappointments. READ:Bonleon, Subido announce return to UST after Sablan exit «This has to be the low point of my basketball career because I was injured the whole preseason and it was just in September that I was able to return,» said Bonleon in...Keep on reading: Mixed emotions as Mario Bonleon bids UST farewell
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 2018 midterms marked the pivotal moment when Asian Americans made a difference --- as voters, candidates and historic winners. An Ethnic Media Services survey of Asian American voter turnout and growing involvement in the political process reveals the surging significance of these major ethnic groups' participation in elections in various states. With a history of low voter engagement, Asian Americans have not been seen as an influential voting bloc. Despite 1.46 million new voters registered between 2012 and 2016, "voting rates among Asian American adult citizens (in the 2016 elections) remained low (49%) relative to whites an...Keep on reading: Asian American voters make a difference in Trump-haunted midterms
NEW YORK --- Paulina Yeung and several other Filipino American performers have been cast in the North America touring production of «The King and I.» Based on the experiences of Anna Leonowens, the musical is set in the late 1860s and is story of the King of Siam (now Thailand) hiring an English governess to tutor his children. Yeung plays Tuptim, a Burmese woman given to the king to become one of his wives. While the character has a romantic story arc, she also serves as the musical's symbolic figurehead for themes related to servitude/freedom and corporal punishment, among others. Fil-Am talents Other Filipino Americans ...Keep on reading: Paulina Yeung leads Fil-Ams in ‘The King and I’ nat’l tour
«I Am a Filipino» is best remembered as Carlos P. Romulo's patriotic anthem. Where I went to school back in the day, we were required to memorize it and declaim it in front of the class, complete with knowing when to pause and when to enunciate the dramatic phrases. More than half a century later, «I Am a Filipino» -- with the addendum «And This Is How We Cook» --- is being resurrected thousands of miles away as the title of a cookbook written by life partners Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad. They are the founders of Maharlika Restaurant and Jeepney Gastropub in Manhattan, the duo widely credited for drawing mainstream attention to Filipino food. Nicole, who also serves as the ...Keep on reading: ‘I Am a Filipino’ cookbook a manifesto of identity
My girlfriend and I were recently planning a 17-day camping trip to Alaska. It's what we like to do. In the past several years, we've made a two-week trek in Nepal to the Mount Everest base camp, we've spent a week crisscrossing the mountains around Chiang Mai, Thailand, and we spent two weeks roaming around the pristine beaches of northern Palawan Island in the Philippines. We coordinated our vacation dates with our respective employers and made plans to fly to Los Angeles this past April, spend three days visiting friends in my old homestead, then jet off to Anchorage, where we were going to rent a camper and drive down the Kenai Peninsula to Kenai Fjords National Park...Keep on reading: Applying for U.S. tourist visa a frustrating challenge
High Court has rebuffed an application by private practice lawyer Bob Chimkango seeking judicial review for the registrar of political parties to put aside the court’s earlier order to register the UTM as a political... The post Court dismisses judicial review on UTM registration: Lawyer Bob Chimkango ‘frivolous’ application thrown out appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Malawi Police in Zomba on Wednesday fired teargas to disperse Zomba Police Secondary School students, who were demonstrating against management’s decision to expel about 150 students who were not selected to the institution. According to... The post Police fire teargas to disperse demonstrating students in Zomba appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Women Lawyers Association have threatened redress “elsewhere” if President Peter Mutharika fails to respond to their petition of the firing of Deputy Minister of Homeland Charles Mchacha and other gender issues within a ‘reasonable time.’... The post Women lawyers intensify pressure on Mutharika over Mchacha, gender-issues appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Government has lined up 10 bills for debate in the forthcoming seating of parliament which starts Monday but officials from the National Assembly say the legislators will not discuss the expulsion of six members of... The post Malawi govt lines up 10 bills for Parliament: CSOs want MPs to summon Mutharika appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
President Peter Mutharika on Thursday brought exciting news to people of Kasungu when he announced a new hospital project to be done in the district. Mutharika, who stopped over at Kasungu town on his way... The post Mutharika outlines major developments for Kasungu appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - Malawi breaking news in Malawi.
Rights groups representing expatriates in the European Union and Britain warned on Thursday the draft Brexit deal did not ensure that the more than four million people concerned would be able to go on living their lives as now.
The image of the Maldives seen by many tourists is at odds with the country’s situation. On the one hand, it has just emerged from five year’s rule by iron-fisted Abdulla Yameen, who left a legacy of serious human rights issues. On the other hand, the tiny archipelago, formerly one of the world's poorest countries, risks disappearing before the end of the century, due to climate change. Yet, hope is on the horizon with the surprise outcome of the September 2018 presidential elections, won by opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Will the new president be able to change the course of events and address his country's numerous challenges? Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP
Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 2011/92/EU defines the procedure of environmental impact assessment. By doing that, the directive intends to ensure that the environmental effects of public and private projects that are likely to have significant effect on the environment are, prior to their authorisation, assessed by Member States' competent authorities This note provides a brief overview of its implementation. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP
Mediation Directive 2008/52/EC defines the procedure of environmental impact assessment. It intends to facilitate access to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and to promote the amicable settlement of disputes, while encouraging the use of mediation. The directive applies to cross-border disputes in civil, including family law, and commercial matters. This note provides a brief overview of its implementation. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP
A man fell from a height equivalent to an 11-storey building in Tigbauan town, Iloilo province, according to a report on Saksi.
The US Treasury announced sanctions on 17 Saudis on Thursday for their role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the first concrete response from the Trump administration to his death last month.
The Department of Education (DepEd) said Thursday that it is investigating the incident involving teachers who were photographed «throwing» starfish into the sea. «The Department of Education (DepEd), through the DepEd Region IV-B and the Schools Division Office of Palawan, is now looking into the incident involving teachers who were photographed »throwing« several starfish into the sea,» the DepEd Communications Office said in a statement. The photos, posted in the Facebook page of Palawan Supernews, has gone viral, drawing flak from netizens since it was posted on Monday. DepEd noted that its regional office will issue a memorandum "reminding all teaching and non-teaching pers...Keep on reading: DepEd starts probe on ‘starfish-throwing’ incident involving teachers
Brian McKnight, the big-voiced R&B singer who rose to fame in the 1990s for his hit song «One Last Cry,» is set to return to the Philippines for a concert on Dec. 4 at The Theatre at Solaire, and on Dec. 5 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Mounted by MediaSync Production and Beyond Borders, the two-night concert will also feature local artists Joaquin Garcia, Natasha Saas and JV Decena as Brian's guests. Call 891-9999 and 911-5555 for the Manila show; or 232-6888 for Cebu. Known for his expansive vocal range, piercing falsetto and for playing eight musical instruments, the 16-time Grammy-nominated artist is also behind such sultry tunes and power ballads as "Lov...Keep on reading: Brian McKnight to serenade PH fans in 2-city concert series
On Nov. 19, «Cain at Abel,» GMA 7's new action-drama series, will be thrust into the same time slot as its rival network ABS-CBN's «Ang Probinsyano,» which---in its more than three years on air---has adamantly refused to yield its seat. And so, knowing full well that the program they're going up against continues to consistently post strong ratings, the lead stars of «Cain»---Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo---are keeping their expectations fairly reasonable and downplayed the thought of competing with the Coco Martin-starrer. «I guess we can all agree that Coco's show ('Ang Probinsyano') is in a league of its own,» Dingdong admitted to reporters at a recen...Keep on reading: Dingdong-Dennis starrer to be pitted vs Coco’s top-rated series
LOS ANGELES---At 74, Michael Douglas has survived a battle with throat cancer, finally got his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, became a grandpa and stars in a new Netflix comedy series, «The Kominsky Method.» Just two days after being honored with a star with several generations of Douglases present---dad Kirk (101 years old), wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, sons Cameron (his son with ex-wife Diandra Luker) and Dylan and daughter Carys--Michael sat down for an interview. In the new Netflix comedy series, «The Kominsky Method,» Michael Douglas costars with Alan Arkin. He plays Sandy Kominsky, an actor who's had his brush with fame and is now toiling as an acting...Keep on reading: Michael Douglas on being cancer-free, finally getting a star on Walk of Fame
Road rage suspect Jojo Serafico Valerio on Thursday night said he punched the driver of the car that nearly hit his sport utility vehicle (SUV) because the latter spat at him. Valerio, who was driving the SUV bearing the No. 8 license plate reserved for lawmakers and who was caught by security camera punching another driver who turned out to be a nurse, went on air to tell his version of the incident. Valerio is now facing slight physical injuries case for allegedly assaulting Jesusito Palma, 26, a nurse, between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Barangay Balibago in Angeles City, police said. He was arrested on Thursday morning and released later after ...Keep on reading: ‘I was spat at… so I punched him,’ says road rage suspect Valerio