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Carmudi, CAGI Renew Ties for Upcoming Car, Truck, Motorcycle of the Year awards

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:56

Online car platform Carmudi Philippines has renewed its partnerships with the Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) for the 2017  Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) and Truck of the Year Philippines (TOTY-P) awards. ... The post Carmudi, CAGI Renew Ties for Upcoming Car, Truck, Motorcycle of the Year awards appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.


BIR files tax cases worth P275-M against four companies

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:50

MANILA — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Thursday filed before the Department of Justice tax evasion complaints worth over P275-million against four companies. Among those charged were GMC Construction and Development Corporation of Cabuyao, Laguna; Marina Seafoods of Taguig; Armel Plastic Company and SKI Construction both from Makati City. BIR said the companies failed […] The post BIR files tax cases worth P275-M against four companies appeared first on UNTV News.


'Multiple casualties as car bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:43

A powerful car bomb Thursday struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city when civilian and military government employees were queueing to withdraw their salaries, causing multiple casualties, officials said. At least 50 wounded people were rushed to hospital, government spokesman Omar Zwak told AFP, with another official warning of multiple fatalities. The insurgents control large swathes of Helmand province, of which Lashkar Gah is the capital.


Duterte, Widodo discuss intensified cooperation vs terrorism

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:40

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has confirmed the telephone conversation between President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. President Widodo initiated the call himself at around 7:30 pm, Wednesday. The two discussed measures to enhance cooperation against terrorism and extremism between the two countries. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said, “President Widodo reaffirmed Indonesia’s support to […] The post Duterte, Widodo discuss intensified cooperation vs terrorism appeared first on UNTV News.


FIA to Organize the First-Ever Intercontinental Drifting Cup

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:16

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, the governing body of motorsports worldwide, has announced that it is staging the first-ever FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup which will be held from September 30 to ... The post FIA to Organize the First-Ever Intercontinental Drifting Cup appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.


Philippine star Charice announces new transgender name

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:49

US television star and music sensation Charice Pempengco of the Philippines has announced a new transgender identity, revealing his new name on Twitter: Jake Zyrus. Thank you to all the beautiful write ups about me." The artist born as Charmaine Clarice Pempengco inspired millions of Filipinos with her journey from poverty to sharing the stage with Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban, even singing at Barack Obama's pre-US presidential inauguration galas.


Troubled airbag maker Takata plummets on bankruptcy fears

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:33

Takata suffered another crushing collapse on Thursday, plummeting more than 50 percent on fears the airbag maker at the centre of the auto industry's biggest-ever safety recall is headed for bankruptcy. It is now worth less than a quarter of its value from just a week ago when a report by Japan's leading Nikkei business daily said it would seek bankruptcy protection and sell its assets to a US company. Another Nikkei report Thursday said Takata, with liabilities exceeding one trillion yen, would file for bankruptcy protection as early as Monday.


Paul McCartney recalls nervousness over Kanye West collaboration

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:30

McCartney describes working with Kanye West as an "intriguing process".


Nick Jonas: 'Streaming services allow me to experiment with my sound'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:30

Nick Jonas' next album will be more upbeat, unlike his last record about his breakup with Olivia Culpo.


Diddy does his best to keep his children's spirits 'stay intact'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:30

Diddy also gave the thumbs up to ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez's new man.


Lindsay Lohan launches new platform for fans

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:30

Lindsay Lohan previously let fans into her life in 2014 docuseries Lindsay.


Funeral to be held for US student imprisoned by N. Korea

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:49

Otto Warmbier, the US college student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a coma that proved fatal, will be buried Thursday in his home state of Ohio. Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in captivity. Suffering from severe brain damage, he died Monday in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.


Bolivian glacier samples ready for global ice archives

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:22

Scientists studying global warming recently climbed Bolivia's towering Mount Illimani and extracted samples of glacier ice packed with thousands of years of climate data. The international ICE Memory project team braved low oxygen and bitter, ice-cold wind that whipped them mercilessly at an altitude of 6,300 meters to drill deep into the glacier and pull out two cylinders of ice. The ICE Memory project members, which have completed a similar task at Mont Blanc in the Alps, will take their samples to a research station in Antarctica.


FBI probing Michigan airport stabbing as 'terrorism'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:18

A knife attack on a Michigan airport police officer on Wednesday by a man yelling "Allahu Akbar" is being investigated as an act of terrorism, the FBI said. The stabbing at Bishop International Airport, in the city of Flint, comes amid a wave of jihadist-inspired attacks in Europe, most recently a foiled bomb assault at a train station in Belgium. US officials identified the suspected assailant, who is in custody and cooperating with investigators, as a 49-year-old Canadian resident from Quebec named Amor Ftouhi.


Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:51

An Instagram star and well-known fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, who had a large following on the social media site, where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products, was killed in eastern France in what the family said was a domestic incident. "It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died the June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home," read a statement on Burger's Instagram account, signed "The grieving family".


Ex-PDEA director general recommends a more effective anti-drug campaign

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:51

MANILA — Former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Dionisio Santiago considers  the first year of the Duterte Administration’s anti-drug campaign a success. Despite this, Santiago believes what still needs to be improved is its implementation. “We have to re-engineer this anti-drug campaign eh. The success of the Tokhang has limitations,” Santiago said. According to […] The post Ex-PDEA director general recommends a more effective anti-drug campaign appeared first on UNTV News.


NIA targets to irrigate more than 1.27m hectares of farmland until 2022

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:45

After five decades, only 59% or 1.85 million hectares of farmland in the country have had proper irrigation system from the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). This is half of the total 3.12 million hectares that the agency should have installed with such. Nevertheless, the agency will finish the irrigation project for the remaining 1.27 million […] The post NIA targets to irrigate more than 1.27m hectares of farmland until 2022 appeared first on UNTV News.


Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on N. Korea

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:25

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program. Tillerson's remarks came after he and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis met with the Chinese visitors at the State Department, where the former general said he saw scope for a better defense relationship. The extent to which Beijing can influence Pyongyang is key in trying to defuse the North Korea crisis, and Tillerson's remarks came the day after President Donald Trump appeared to suggest China's President Xi Jinping had come up short in efforts to lean on Kim Jong-Un's regime.


Troubled airbag maker Takata plummets on bankruptcy fears

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:21

Takata suffered another crushing collapse on Thursday, plummeting more than 50 percent on fears the troubled airbag maker at the centre of the auto industry's biggest-ever safety recall is headed for bankruptcy. The Tokyo-based auto parts giant, facing lawsuits and huge recall-related costs over a bag defect linked to at least 16 deaths globally, has tumbled for four straight days. It is now worth less than a quarter of its value just a week ago when a report by Japan's leading Nikkei business daily said it would seek bankruptcy protection and sell its assets to a US company.


Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:04

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time. The new award for top Asian feature will be handed out at the prestigious Sydney bash in December, as appetite for regional films surges Down Under. It is part of a plan by the Australian Academy for Film and Television Arts (AACTA) to boost the relationship between the nation's respected film industry and its closest neighbours.