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Duterte Suggests Martial Law Across Philippines, Citing Islamist Threat

Duterte Suggests Martial Law Across Philippines, Citing Islamist Threat

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that he may declare martial law throughout the Philippines to deal with the threat of Islamist militancy, making the remarks one day after he imposed military rule on a southern island.

Mr. …

by May 24, 2017 0 comments News
How neighbours and online maps can help deter break-ins

How neighbours and online maps can help deter break-ins

While no one wants a break-in, the consequences of property crime reach wider than the loss to the individual home.

In fact, safety is one of the key features of sustainable neighbourhoods – that is, ones that make people want …

by May 24, 2017 0 comments News
Duke of Edinburgh Stepping Down From Public Life, Aged 95

Duke of Edinburgh Stepping Down From Public Life, Aged 95

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Consort to Her Majesty the Queen, is to step back from his public roles over the course of this year.

The Duke is to complete presently scheduled engagements, which will take him through the summer …

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Could the Toronto crane-climber use thrill-seeking as a tool for social good?

Could the Toronto crane-climber use thrill-seeking as a tool for social good?

Frank Farley

Frank Farley is L.H.Carnell Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia. He is former president of the American Psychological Association. An Edmonton native, Dr. Farley formulated the concept of Type T, a thrill-seeking personality.

Why do people climb very high, …

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Planning the dangerous journey from Havana to Texas

Planning the dangerous journey from Havana to Texas

I’d been living in Cuba for about a year when I met Marta. She was sitting in her friend Mita’s car, a woman I was shooting a project for. Marta was smoking a cigarette and had long nails. I took …

by May 24, 2017 0 comments Tech
‘We did it’: Wadsworth filmmaker finally debuts ‘Star Wars’ homage

‘We did it’: Wadsworth filmmaker finally debuts ‘Star Wars’ homage

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Patrick Read Johnson wiped a tear away from his eyes as the audience at the world premiere of "5-25-77" stood and applauded at the end of the semi-autobiographical film he wrote and directed.

Thirteen years in the making …

by May 24, 2017 0 comments News
Essential California: The fatal decision of a terminally ill mother

Essential California: The fatal decision of a terminally ill mother

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, May 23, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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A fatal choice by a dying woman

Lai Hang knew she was going to die of cancer. She …

by May 23, 2017 0 comments News
Hobby or Business? IRS offers tips to decide

Hobby or Business? IRS offers tips to decide

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Millions of people enjoy hobbies that are also a source of income. From catering to cupcake baking, crafting homemade jewelry to glass blowing — no matter what a person’s passion, the Internal Revenue Service offers …

by May 23, 2017 0 comments News
Maryland prosecutors drop rape charges against 2 immigrant HS students

Maryland prosecutors drop rape charges against 2 immigrant HS students

Maryland prosecutors announced today they are dropping rape charges against two Maryland high school students whose cases sparked a national conversation about U.S. immigration laws.

Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez Milian, 18, who are both undocumented immigrants, were arrested …

by May 23, 2017 0 comments News
[Newspoint] A press under siege

[Newspoint] A press under siege

Under Duterte’s draconian regime, press freedom in particular is under siege. He keeps shoving it, and it keeps retreating, not even digging in, or defending, much less fighting back.

Doubtless many of us, not just in this town but in …

by May 23, 2017 0 comments News