Category Archives: Media

Timeline set for 16-country trade pact (China Daily)

Nations plan to eliminate tariffs on 65% of traded goods next year Laotian textile factory workers prepare sewn garments for packing and export to Germany, and other European markets, in the nation’s largest textile factory located on the outskirts of Vientiane, Lao PDR, in this Nov 3, 2012 file photo. [Photo/IC] China was among 16 nations…

DandL: Fumes at QC plant 'under control' (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

FOOD and plastic input manufacturing group DandL Industries suspended the operations of its factory in Bagumbayan, Quezon City after nearby residents complained of fumes and unpleasant odor starting Sunday afternoon. But the fumes had been under control in the immediate vicinity as of 6am on Monday and the odor continued to weaken as of 8 am,…

Is the world as frightening a place as media portray? (The Moderate Voice)

Our memories are lousy, as mounting evidence against eyewitness testimony details. We’re subject to memory biases. Add other cognitive biases, like confirmation bias, and it’s clear that our brains tend to whimsy more than fact. Then there’s the frequency illusion (Baader-Meinhof phenomenon). That’s when you become aware of something new – or, maybe, decide to buy…

Modi Losing Ground (National Herald Tribune (Pakistan))

MODI IS YET again the talk of the town but this time his true persona is being revealed disappointing his avid supporters and fans. It is no news to them that he is losing ground and face alike in the face of adversity. The Bihar verdict came as a tight slap on the face of Modi…

Osmundo Esguerra: From janitor to self-taught wood artist (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

OSMUNDO Esguerra, whose understated, elegant woodcraft and impeccable restoration of antiques have earned him iconic status among the cognoscenti, is being honored with a coffee-table book and exhibit tonight. The self-taught furniture craftsman with no high school diploma or draftsman skills developed a unique style that combines traditional and contemporary aesthetics to highlight the organic beauty…

Over 300 Asian youth delegates arrive in Manila for a 4-day goodwill visit (Philippines News Agency)

Around 360 youth delegates from Southeast Asia and Japan, boarding the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP), have arrived in Manila on Wednesday for a four-day visit aimed at fostering goodwill and cultural sharing. Now in its 42nd year, SSEAYP is an annual diplomatic cultural exchange program for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations…

PCG Public Partnerships Opens New Multi-Lingual Call Center in Seattle, Washington (PR Newswire)

BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — PCG Public Partnerships, LLC. (PPL), opened its new SeaTac Multi-Lingual / Multi-Cultural Call Center on November 2, 2015. This center, near the SeaTac Airport, will initially support the upcoming Washington State Department of Social and Health Services self-direction program, Individual Provider One (IPOne), which provides payroll services in support of…

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan expresses regret over Pakistan losing its bid to get re-elected to United Nations Human Rights Council- Press Release issued by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (Pakistan News Releases)

October 30, 2015 (PPI-OT) Following is the text of press release issued by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Quote The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed regret over Pakistan losing its bid to get re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council and called for urgent efforts to ensure that human rights are “not…