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EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

BRUSSELS --- The European Union's top court ruled Monday that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, boosting the hopes of people who want to stay in the EU that the process can be reversed. The European Court of Justice ruled that when an EU member country has notified its intent to leave, "that member state is free to revoke unilaterally that notification." Britain voted in 2016 to leave the 28-nation bloc, and invoked Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty in March 2017, triggering a two-year exit process. Article 50 contains few details, in part because the idea of any country leaving was considered unlikely. A group of Scottish legislators had asked the ECJ to rule o...Keep on reading: EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit.....»»

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Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights matters in the Philippines

Human rights groups and advocates are reflecting on the state of human rights in the Philippines and around the globe as the world celebrated International Human Rights Day on Monday in the Philippines. December 10, 2018 marks the the 70th year since the adoption of Resolution 217 or the Universal Declaration on Human Rights by […] The post Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights matters in the Philippines appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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CHED Commits to Sen. Bam 100% Compliance to Free College Law

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will soon issue a memorandum prohibiting state universities and colleges (SUCs) from charging mandatory fees. “Sa batas natin, bawal nang mangolekta ng mandatory fees ang mga SUC. Dapat ituloy ang laban para sa 100 percent compliance ng mga kolehiyo,” said Sen. Bam during the CHED’s budget hearing. During interpellation […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News3 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

Draymond Green to return for Warriors

LOS ANGELES, USA – Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is set to return against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, December 10, (Tuesday, December 11, Philippine time) after missing 11 straight games with a sprained toe. Green's return will give the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors their "core 4" along with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News9 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

PSALM sets ‘design contest’ for Napocor complex privatization

State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) will kick off by January next year the invitation to local and foreign firms for the design contest to underpin the sale of the National Power Corporation (Napocor) complex in Quezon City. PSALM sets ‘design contest’ for Napocor complex privatization Source link: PSALM sets ‘design contest’ for Napocor complex privatization.....»»

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Davao tankers reel in more gold medals at BIMP-EAGA

Swimming maintained its amazing golden run as the Philippines represented here by Mindanao and Palawan athletes made a final-day show of force at the end of the 10th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-Northern Territory-East Asian Friendship Games at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. Davao tankers reel in more gold medals at BIMP-EAGA Source link: Davao tankers reel in more gold medals at BIMP-EAGA.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 11 hr. 48 min. ago Related News

DOJ sides with online gaming firm, hits PCSO

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has failed to secure the indictment of 15 employees of a gaming firm after the Department of Justice (DOJ) shot down the illegal gambling case filed against them by the National Bureau of Investigation. In a stinging rebuke, the DOJ panel of prosecutors assailed the NBI and PCSO for swooping down on the office of Globaltech Mobile Online Corp. in Quezon City last month despite a court order barring the state gaming regulator from shutting down the company's "peryahan ng bayan" operations. Peryahan is a numbers game similar to small town lottery which the PCSO introduced in a bid to stamp out "jueteng." According to the DOJ prosecu...Keep on reading: DOJ sides with online gaming firm, hits PCSO.....»»

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Debris clearing in Marawi stopped due to firm’s lack of permits

ILIGAN CITY --- The contractor clearing debris from a portion of a 250-hectare area in Marawi City destroyed by the war on terror last year was ordered to stop its work in the absence of two key permits---environmental and demolition. The National Housing Authority (NHA) gave the order on Friday to Finmat International Resources Inc. (Firi), which won the contract to clear Sector 1 of what had become the main battleground between Islamic State and government forces in Marawi. Consortium Engineer Ikmat Inono Bantuas, NHA rehabilitation manager for Marawi's main battle area, issued the order dated Dec. 6 directing Firi to suspend its work immediately until it submitted an envi...Keep on reading: Debris clearing in Marawi stopped due to firm’s lack of permits.....»»

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Sandigan affirms coco levy assets seizure

Junking all appeals seeking a reversal or modification of the anti-graft court’s Aug. 7, 2018 ruling, the Sandiganbayan has affirmed its decision awarding P83 billion in coco levy assets to the state......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 2 min. ago Related News

China slams arrest of Huawei CFO

BEIJING: China on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the “unconscionable and vile” detention of telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing’s latest angry…READ The post China slams arrest of Huawei CFO appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Gov’t moves to start work on worst-hit Marawi sites

THE GOVERNMENT is looking to draw P2.4 billion from unprogrammed funds in the 2018 budget to help kick-start rehabilitation of Marawi City areas that were the most damaged in last year’s five-month battle with Islamic State-inspired local militants, a senior economic planning official said last week......»»

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Treasury to issue additional P15-B 7-year bonds

The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) is set to issue an additional P15 billion worth of seven-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) this week to plug past rejections made by the auction committee and beef up the state coffers......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance19 hr. 1 min. ago Related News

Uzbekistan pulls out the stops for fine winemaking

As the warm, busy autumn becomes a distant memory and winter extends its grip over the Central Asian steppe, Uzbek grape farmer Abdumutal Yuldashev's harvest is bottled up, bound for Russia. If once Yuldashev's 15 hectares (37 acres) of land mostly yielded grapes for the table, now he and his small cohort of workers find themselves on the front lines of an ambitious state-led winemaking drive in the majority-Muslim country. This season his team harvested Bayan Shirei and Rkatsiteli grape varieties, native to the former Soviet countries of the Caucasus. But in the future, more internationally-renowned types such as Chardonnay and Cabernet could be the order of the day, if str...Keep on reading: Uzbekistan pulls out the stops for fine winemaking.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 9th, 2018Related News

Mandzukic powers Juventus

TURIN, Italy — Mario Mandzukic often scores important goals and he did so again as he helped Juventus to a 1-0 win over title rival Inter Milan in the Derby d’Italia on Friday. The imposing Croatia striker headed home in the 66th minute after Inter had missed a couple of golden opportunities as Juventus continued […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Title defense opens up as Chelsea ends City s unbeaten start

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — For 45 minutes Chelsea was under siege, pinned back in its own half by Manchester City. With halftime approaching, Chelsea finally managed a shot from an unlikely source and broke through the impervious champions. Just when he seemed to be struggling to adapt to a more advanced attacking midfield role, N'Golo Kante got into space in front of goal to be set up by Eden Hazard and sweep the ball into the net. So wasteful in the first half, City then allowed Chelsea to seize the initiative as its unbeaten start to the Premier League title defense came to an end. "Everyone wants to beat us," City manager Pep Guardiola said. David Luiz made sure of that, heading in from Hazard's corner in the 78th minute to seal Chelsea's 2-0 win on Saturday. "It was a great game and we have to be honest playing against the best team in Europe or the world at the moment," Luiz said. "They have great players, so we had a lot of humility and tried to take our chances to score, so we did our plan well." Not only did City lose for the first time in the league this season but it also lost top spot to Liverpool, which moved a point ahead after Mohamed Salah's hat trick inspired a 4-0 victory at Bournemouth. Chelsea still has a lot of work to do to move back into contention. Having lost two of its last three league games before the visit of City, Maurizio Sarri's fourth-placed side is eight points behind Liverpool. Tottenham remained two points ahead of Chelsea in third place but only six points from top spot after winning 2-0 at Leicester. UNITED REBOUNDS The visit of last-placed Fulham allowed Manchester United to end a four-match winless run as Jose Mourinho's side claimed a 4-1 victory. Ashley Young struck into the top corner to put United ahead in the 13th minute, Juan Mata slotted in from Marcus Rashford's cutback in the 28th and Romelu Lukaku ended his 997-minute wait for a goal at Old Trafford in the 42nd. Substitute Aboubakar Kamara's penalty reduced the deficit from the spot but Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa's sending off in the 68th was followed by Marcus Rashford netting for United in the 82nd. The title remains far from United's thoughts, with Liverpool 16 points ahead. SALAH TREBLE For the first time this season, Salah scored more than once in a league game. It's a reminder of how the forward won the Golden Boot last season. At Bournemouth, Salah broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when he responded to a parried shot. The Egyptian stayed on his feet under a challenge from Steve Cook before drilling home in style, before netting three minutes into the second half. Cook somehow back-heeled past his own goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic, when trying to clear Andy Robertson's cross. A mazy dribble preceded Salah completing his hat trick in the 77th. GAMBLE PAYS OFF With Tottenham playing at Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, Mauricio Pochettino gave Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen some rest by starting them on the bench at Leicester. It paid off, thanks to the contribution of Son Heung-min. The South Korean struck the opener from long-range on the stroke of halftime and then provided a cross for Dele Alli to head in the second in the 58th minute. ARSENAL ADVANCES Lucas Torreira acrobatically volleyed into the bottom left corner in the 83rd minute as Arsenal beat Huddersfield 1-0 to extend its club-record unbeaten run to 21 matches in all competitions. Arsenal remained fifth, behind Chelsea on goal difference. LOSING START Ralph Hasenhuettl made his presence felt at Southampton with six changes from the side that lost to Tottenham on Wednesday. But it was a familiar losing story for Mark Hughes' successor. Hasenhuettl's first game in charge was spoiled by Callum Paterson pouncing on a poor back pass to score in the 74th minute for Cardiff. WEST HAM FIGHTBACK Crystal Palace has only one win in 11 league games after conceding the lead to lose 3-2 to West Ham in a London derby. Robert Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson and Javier Hernandez scored for West Ham. BURNLEY BOUNCES BACK Burnley registered its first win in nine league matches. Jack Cork hit a shot and the ball went in off James Tarkowski's chest to give Burnley a 1-0 victory over Brighton......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Booker trip to New Hampshire possible preview for 2020

Cory Booker is returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state for a trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey senator’s potential Democratic presidential campaign. Booker trip to New Hampshire possible preview for 2020 Source link: Booker trip to New Hampshire possible preview for 2020.....»»

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Xavier to bank on speed, 3s in PSSBC

Speed and outside shooting are the weapons the Xavier School Golden Stallions intend to unleash when they see action in the Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) Rain or Shine Elastopaint Cup starting on Dec. 15 at the SGS Stadium in Quezon City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Warriors cool off high-flying Bucks, Nets surprise Raptors

LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 40 points as the Golden State Warriors avenged a November loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with a 105-95 victory on Friday…READ The post Warriors cool off high-flying Bucks, Nets surprise Raptors appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Philippines disengages itself from ICC deliberations

The Philippines has disengaged itself from the deliberations of the state parties to the International Criminal Court (ICC), months before the country’s withdrawal to the body takes effect in March......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

ROTC can fight communism

A communist government is a totalitarian system. This means that everything is for the State and everything is the State. Power is held by a select few, who pretend to work for the people’s interests. The truth of the matter is that the people live spartan and even miserable lives, while the power elite live […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News