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LOOK: Teacher makes grade 4 students’ doughnut designs come to life

One elementary school teacher thrilled her students when she made their ideas in a writing class come to life. Amber Lyszkiewicz, 25, is on her first year of teaching at the Bremen Elementary-Middle School in Indiana, United States. Last Thursday, Nov. 8, she shared on Facebook that she asked her students two weeks prior to convince a bakery to create their doughnuts for a contest. The activity was part of their persuasive writing class. Unknown to her 20 4th grade students, Lyszkiewicz asked a local shop called Over the Top bakery to recreate the doughnuts, following her students' colorful designs. "They told me as long as I didn't place the order around the holidays, they wou...Keep on reading: LOOK: Teacher makes grade 4 students’ doughnut designs come to life.....»»

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Egypt’s retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

CAIRO --- An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended. The verdict, handed down on Monday by the Cairo misdemeanor court, was delivered in absentia. Aboutrika, who has lived since his 2013 soccer retirement in exile in Qatar, where he works as a sports analyst for the beIN sports network, could not be reached for comment. Under the law, the verdict can be appealed and if Aboutrika returns to Egypt, he would have to stand a new trial. The court said Aboutrika failed ...Keep on reading: Egypt's retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison.....»»

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Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker

COPENHAGEN, Denmark --- One of Norway's Navy frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week and tore a large hole in its side, authorities said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensoenes, the head of Norway's navy, said several of the wires used to stabilize the KNM Helge Instad snapped Tuesday, causing the vessel to sink further into the fjord. Only the top of the frigate with its radar and antennas remained above the waterline. The 134-meter frigate began listing heavily after a Maltese-flagged oil tanker collided with it Thursday in a harbor in Sture, north of Bergen. Its 137 crew were evacuated and eight people onboard were i...Keep on reading: Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker.....»»

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Singapore PM warns Asean about threats to economic growth

SINGAPORE --- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned Southeast Asian leaders about threats against international rules that underpin world stability and economic growth. "The international order is at a turning point," Lee said at the opening ceremony here of the summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). "The existing free, open and rules-based multilateral system, which has underpinned Asean's growth and stability, has come under stress," Lee said. U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy and his resistance to multilateral agreements and institutions are viewed as an affront and a challenge in a region whose modern ...Keep on reading: Singapore PM warns Asean about threats to economic growth.....»»

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PNP tracking nearly 80 private armed groups in run-up to 2019 polls

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has been monitoring close to 80 private armed groups (PAGs) nationwide that might affect the orderly conduct of the midterm elections next year.   Aside from existing PAGS, PNP Spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. also saidTuesdaythey were keeping an eye on about 170 potential PAGs in the country.   According to Durana, proliferation of PAGs was likely during election season since some candidates were tapping these groups against their political enemies.   "So far we are looking for 77 active PAGs and 2,050 members with 1,065firearms, and we also have 167 potential PAGS with 2,030 members and 1,670firearms,"...Keep on reading: PNP tracking nearly 80 private armed groups in run-up to 2019 polls.....»»

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Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’

The Shed, a major new arts center opening in New York City this spring, is hosting the world premiere of Bjrk's new concert production "Cornucopia". While full details of the production have yet to be revealed, "Cornucopia" will be presented in The Shed's largest space, the McCourt, and will feature Bjrk as well as the seven-piece female Icelandic flute ensemble Viibra. Conceived by Bjrk and directed by John Tiffany ("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"), it will be, in Bjrk's words, "my most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators." The artist James Merry, who designed the futuristic headpiec...Keep on reading: Björk to present new show 'Cornucopia'.....»»

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Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs ‘cheated’ Malaysia: PM

SINGAPORE, Singapore --- Goldman Sachs "cheated" Malaysia, its leader Mahathir Mohamad said, after two former bankers from the Wall Street titan were charged over a scandal that allegedly saw billions looted from state coffers. The US Justice Department unveiled criminal charges this month against ex-Goldman bankers Tim Leissner and Ng Chong Hwa, accusing them of working with a Malaysian financier to launder huge sums allegedly stolen from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. They are accused of involvement in a sophisticated fraud linked to former leader Najib Razak, allegations that played a big factor in the shock defeat of his long-ruling government at polls in May. In an interview w...Keep on reading: Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs 'cheated' Malaysia: PM.....»»

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Aces get back at Bolts, even PBA semis series at 1-1

Alaska fended off a fiery fightback by Meralco, 100-95, in Game 2 to even their 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals series Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Mike Harris pumped in a game-high 37 points while JVee Casio scored all of his four points from the free throw line inside the last 20 seconds to close out the Bolts. Harris finished with a game-high 37 points and 19 rebounds for the Aces, who bounced back from a 97-92 loss in Game 1 last Sunday in Antipolo. "I'm just happy to win. Now it's a best-of-three," said Alaska head coach Alex Compton, who heaved a sigh of relief. The Aces snapped the Bolts' seven-game winning streak but not until holding them off despite building a ...Keep on reading: Aces get back at Bolts, even PBA semis series at 1-1.....»»

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On the menu in 2019: Kernza, tempeh and celtuce

While the latest SIAL international food exhibition in Paris outlined the food innovations of tomorrow, a Nov. 12 report from the American food industry trends researcher, Sterling-Rice Group, runs down the top trends that are set to make the taste of 2019. Here are some of the report's biggest and most surprising trends. Roots rule As veggies ride high in the food world, pushing meat into the background, a new line-up of vegetables is ready to take the spotlight and liven up plates in 2019. Roots look set to be a particular trend. Joining a host of previously forgotten vegetables, back on menus for a while now, next year will see cassava, Japanese yams and parsnips claim st...Keep on reading: On the menu in 2019: Kernza, tempeh and celtuce.....»»

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PH boxers Gabuco, Petecio begin AIBA women’s boxing campaign

Former world champion Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio went through a strenuous camp that everybody hopes to serve them well in the AIBA World Women's Boxing Championships. Gabuco, the flyweight titleholder back in 2012, will begin the quest to reclaim her throne tomorrow in New Delhi, India along with Petecio, a featherweight silver medalist in the 2014 edition of the worlds in Jeju, South Korea. The 31-year-old Gabuco of Puerto Princesa City is a strong contender for the title with her blooming credentials on the international amateur scene that included four gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games. Petecio, 26, has been raring to bounce back from a medal drought in the recent...Keep on reading: PH boxers Gabuco, Petecio begin AIBA women's boxing campaign.....»»

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US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’

NEW YORK --- During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman went wrong. A team of gunmen sent to rub out the notorious drug lord instead killed a Roman Catholic cardinal at an airport in Guadalajara, outraging the Mexican public enough to touch off a massive manhunt for Guzman. He was captured, but prosecutors say he was undeterred from a brutal pursuit of power that lasted decades, featured jail breakouts and left a trail of bodies. The story of the botched assassination will be part of an epic tale told in a tightly secured New York City courtroom starting Tuesday as prosecutors and defense lawyers make their opening statements i...Keep on reading: US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'.....»»

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‘First Love’ to be shown at Hawaii International Film Festival

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EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms

LONDON --- Brexit is already having an impact on Britain's labor market, with the number of people from the European Union working in the country falling by a record amount. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the number of EU nationals working in Britain fell by 132,000 in the three months to September compared with the year before, to 2.25 million. That's the largest annual fall since comparable records began in 1997. Some decline would be expected given economic improvements elsewhere in the EU over the past couple of years. However, it appears that the vote to leave the EU in June 2016 has had an impact as well. Not only did it lead to a sharp fall in the pound, ...Keep on reading: EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms.....»»

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Dido drops new song, announces first tour in 15 years

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Amid crisis, pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most trusted sex crimes investigator in a sign that he's looking to improve the Holy See's response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis. Francis on Tuesday named Archbishop Charles Scicluna as a deputy, or adjunct secretary, at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that processes sex abuse cases globally. Scicluna had been the congregation's chief prosecutor for a decade and was credited with measures making it easier to defrock pedophiles. But Pope Benedict XVI sent him to his native Malta in 2012 as bishop after Scicluna's tough line...Keep on reading: Amid crisis, pope gives Vatican's sex abuse expert new role.....»»

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Former England, Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires at 37

LONDON --- Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has retired from football. The 37-year-old Cole completed his career with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League, scoring 104 goals in 716 professional appearances for seven teams. After impressing at West Ham, Cole made his England debut at 19 and went on to earn 56 caps and appear at three World Cups. Cole was part of England's so-called Golden Generation, playing alongside David Beckham and Wayne Rooney. "I hope the next two decades are as special as my last 20 years as a professional have been," Cole said. "A huge thanks to everyone who helped me along that path." Cole, a lifelong Chelsea supporter, ...Keep on reading: Former England, Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires at 37.....»»

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PH Azkals open 2018 Suzuki Cup bid with 1-0 win over Singapore

https://twitter.com/affsuzukicup/status/1062343881096740865 BACOLOD CITY - Playing in his home pitch, Patrick Reichelt struck in the 78th minute as the Philippines subdued Singapore, 1-0, last Tuesday night to open its AFF Suzuki Cup on a winning note at Panaad Stadium here. Reichelt, the standout winger of Ceres-Negros, broke through the Singapore defense after brothers Phil and James Younghusband combined on the right as the Azkals finally unlocked a tight and compact Singapore defense. "It's amazing, scoring at Panaad and getting the three points to start the tournament," said Reichelt. "We had some problems at the start, but we changed the game in the second half. James (You...Keep on reading: PH Azkals open 2018 Suzuki Cup bid with 1-0 win over Singapore.....»»

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From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon’s empire

NEW YORK --- Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon's sprawling empire will stretch even further. The company is expected to announce Tuesday that it will open two more bases outside of its Seattle headquarters: one in Crystal City in northern Virginia and the other in New York's Long Island City neighborhood. Amazon, which got its start as an online bookstore two decades ago, has grown to a behemoth that had nearly $180 billion in revenue last year. Its workforce has ballooned to more than 610,000 ...Keep on reading: From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon’s empire.....»»

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Probably no handcuffs for Imelda Marcos on her arrest – PNP chief

Former first lady Imelda Marcos will probably not be handcuffed when arrested as she has no history of violence, according to Director General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP). "Unang una po, siya naman ay babae," Albayalde said in an interview on Tuesday with AM radio DZMM. "Most of the time, kung meron man po, kahit sino po lalo na kung medyo may edad na mga babae, hindi na po natin naman na pino-posasan, lalo na kung wala namang history of violence." [First of all, she's a woman. Most of the time, anyone who is an elderly woman, is not handcuffed, especially is she has no history of violence.] Albayalde insisted, however, that the PNP would n...Keep on reading: Probably no handcuffs for Imelda Marcos on her arrest – PNP chief.....»»

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Palace congratulates Filipina winner of Asean Prize 2018

Malacaang on Tuesday congratulated a Filipina autism advocate for bagging the inaugural Asean Prize 2018. "The Palace wishes to congratulate Ms. Erlinda Uy Koe of the ASEAN Society Philippines and the ASEAN Autism Network (AAN) for winning the ASEAN Prize 2018 and bringing tremendous pride and great honor to the country," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in statement. Koe was conferred with the premier award during the opening ceremony of the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Singapore on Tuesday, besting 49 other nominees. READ: Filipina autism advocate bags first Asean prize Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong presented the award to Koe, which was ...Keep on reading: Palace congratulates Filipina winner of Asean Prize 2018.....»»

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