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Group files petition vs anti- terror law before high court

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 02:15:14 +0000

A group of lawyers and civic leaders filed a petition challenging the legality of the Anti-Terrorism law before the Supreme Court (SC). Human rights lawyer and law professor and lecturer Howard Calleja appeared before the high court on Monday to seek the nullification of certain provisions of the law. The other petitioners include former Education […]


Taj Mahal remains shut as India reports record daily virus cases

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 01:34:38 +0000

NEW DELHI: India’s top tourist attraction the Taj Mahal will remain shut, officials said Sunday, as the vast nation registered a record daily number of coronavirus cases and opened a sprawling treatment centre in the capital to fight the pandemic. The health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours — […]


STILL GROUNDED

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 17:54:16 +0000


Entrepreneurs finding a fresh start on Lazada

The pandemic has definitely changed the way of life for everyone, especially for businesses. But Filipinos have always been a resilient bunch, especially during times of crisis. Since the onslaught of the quarantine measures, the platform has been onboarding over 3x more sellers daily. We take a look at some stories of entrepreneurs who have found a fresh start through eCommerce, as well as online sellers getting a second chance at success. From the fridge to your doorstep Gone are the days when the only place to get fresh fruits, meat, and vegetables were at your local markets. Nowadays, technology makes it easier for consumers to shop for fresh ingredients with a few taps on …

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Sagada rejects filming request for Duterte’s SONA

MANILA, Philippines — The scenic, famed municipality of Sagada in Mountain Province has turned away the request of movie director Joyce Bernal to shoot footage of the locality for the background of the President’s State of the Nation Address this year.         In a letter dated July 5 posted on its official Facebook page addressed to the coordinator of Bernal’s Team, the local government declined the request since all tourist sites remain closed and the booking of guests is still suspended.   It also said that entry of guests from high-risk areas such as Metro Manila is likewise prohibited.   The Sagada …

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Meralco to refund consumers who paid their installment plan in full

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) consumers, who are entitled to pay in installments but paid their bills in full even through their credit cards, may refund their pay. https://youtu.be/r-JeenSOdkE Meralco chief executive officer and president Ray Espinosa announced this on Monday during the hearing of the Senate committee on energy inquiring into the surge in the monthly bills of its consumers during the lockdown. “Madam Senator, doon po naman sa mga nagbayad in full ng kanilang bill, bagamat sila ay entitled sa installment plan na six or four installments, meron din po kaming advisory na kung nagbayad kayo at gusto niyong mag installment plan, ire-refund po…

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Faurecia Is Designing The “Cockpit Of The Future”

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 03:47:03 +0000

Faurecia has been working to design the “Cockpit of the Future,” and I have to say that it looks appealing. Here are a few visualizations from that link with notes in the captions


Elon Musk Has Been Living On Tulsa Time

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 02:50:56 +0000

Elon Musk spent the 4th of July standing in an empty field outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, trying to make up his mind whether to build his new US factory there or in Austin, Texas.


1 Year Later: Police Chief Loves Their Tesla Model 3

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 02:22:37 +0000

It makes sense for police departments all across America to make the switch to electric vehicles, and Tesla, with its affordable Model 3, is a prime candidate



German Lawmakers Sign Off on Phase-Out of Coal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 21:00:41 +0000

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Germany’s plan to end coal-fired power generation in the country is now official, as both houses of the German parliament approved the plan to shut down the last coal units by 2038. Lawmakers signed off on the deal July 3. Environmental groups have supported the measure, though some say it does not go far enough […]

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[VIDEO] POWER Insights—Bringing Electricity to Underserved Areas

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 05 Jul 2020 20:58:18 +0000

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More than half of the population of Africa, or about 640 million people out of about 1.2 billion, does not have access to energy. It’s the lowest access rate for electricity worldwide. Bringing power to those people is important work, being led by people such as Damien Simon,  marketing and strategy director for Paris, France-based […]

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Egypt Warns Ethiopian Mega-Dam May Provoke Conflict, Crises

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:07:01 +0000

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Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan may be poised to end a decade-long dispute over waters from the River Nile, agreeing on June 27 to conclude trilateral negotiations and reach final agreement about the first filling and annual operation of the massive 6.4-GW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). According to the Ethiopian Office of the Prime Minister, […]

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