Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

SYMBOLIC. More than providing physical light to household, Light Up Philippines also hope to help provide a brighter future for the children beneficiaries. All photos from JCI Cebu MANILA, Philippines – In 2015, the photo of Daniel Cabrera studying by the light outside a fastfood chain went viral on social media. The photo caught...

UK election result 2017: Tories plotting Theresa May’s ouster, say reports

British Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May has “10 days to save her job” as some of her party lawmakers are secretly plotting her ouster, according to UK media reports. After her flawed decision to call a snap general election saw the Conservatives lose their narrow majority earlier this month,...

Milwaukee County Sheriff Says He Will Not Join Homeland Security Department

WASHINGTON — David A. Clarke Jr., the polarizing Milwaukee County sheriff and a vocal supporter of President Trump, has said he would not accept a senior position that he had been offered at the Homeland Security Department. Sheriff Clarke, who once claimed that the Islamic State and Black Lives Matter activists were forming an...

London tower fire: 58 people confirmed or presumed dead, says London Police

London police on Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned the city’s Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk. (AP) London police on Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned...

Duterte’s foreign trips cost thrice more than predecessors’

PRESIDENTIAL TRIPS. President Rodrigo Duterte gets ready to leave for his tour of Middle East countries in April 2017. Presidential photo MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte projects himself as a man of simple tastes, almost allergic to extravagance and unnecessary expenses. Yet Malacañang records show he spent about triple what his predecessors...

Kumar Vishwas hits out at poster calling him traitor, calls it palace politics

The AAP crisis deepened further today with its leader Kumar Vishwas hitting out at its “palace politics”, even as posters came up outside its headquarters dubbing him a “friend of the BJP” and a “traitor”. (PTI) ” and a “traitor”. Vishwas, who was recently appointed the party’s Rajasthan affairs in-charge, made a pointed remark...

Canoe returning to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

In this June 8, 2016, file photo, the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea, on an around-the-world journey, sails by the United Nations on New York's East River, during the World Oceans Day observance. (AP) HONOLULU – No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey...

Democrats Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee, Setting Up Senate Showdown

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday filibustered the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, holding the line with a precedent-busting partisan blockade of a selection for the high court and setting up a showdown over filibusters that could reshape the Senate for years. The Democrats’ opposition is unlikely to stop Judge Gorsuch’s...

‘Companies should work on sale strategy, IT backbone for GST rollout’

GST, which will subsume central excise, service tax, VAT and other local levies, will ensure better indirect tax compliance and is expected to boost GDP growth by up to 2 per cent. (PTI)With GST supporting legislations getting Parliament nod, companies will have to rework their sale strategies and also work overtime to put technology...

SSE boss gets 72% pay rise weeks after arguing against cap on bills

The boss of one of the UK’s biggest energy companies has been given a 72% pay rise, just weeks after arguing against consumers having their bills capped to save them £100 a year. Alistair Phillips-Davies, chief executive of SSE, will earn £2.92m in 2017 after receiving the maximum possible bonuses for leading a “robust...


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