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Asian Americans in the Episcopal Church Part 1

By Kelly Wilson Last year, Kelly Wilson authored the four part series, the Evangelical Shift, looking at “Evangelical refugees,” in search of “deeper” worship, more progressive politics, or for a place to be welcomed. Continuing from that research, Wilson now offers a look into the experience of Asian-Americans in the Episcopal Church. You can check out that original series here Part 1: Evangelical Refugees Part 2: Learning the Language of Liturgy Part 3: Is liturgical worship welcoming everyon...
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Torta Cebuana Moderna - 100% Sourdough Rich Butter Cakes

Torta Cebuana Moderna - 100% Sourdough Rich Butter Cakes Submitted by PalwithnoovenP on March 25, 2019 - 7:05am. Torta depending on where you are in the Philippines can mean different things. Up to the day when I was just aware of another type, the only torta that I know is a savory dish made with eggplant and eggs that I often eat with ketchup. I do not know any other form of torta when actually, there are. Then, during my college years my dad introduced me to the torta of hi...


The People You Work and Associate with Can Either Make or Break You

--> When I was practicing law, there was a partner at my law firm that everyone warned me to stay away from—she was apparently quite difficult to work for. It seemed that once someone got involved in a project working for this woman their career practically imploded. -One girl (a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School) became a waitress at TGI Fridays after working with her. -Another guy who had been making at least $150,000 a year dropped out and took a job with Lexis-Nexis paying $4...
Tags: Featured, Staying Positive, Careeradvice, Makeorbreak


How any good news for Trump will be reported — the rule is quite clear.

I'm seeing 2 big examples of how the media are reporting good news for Trump this weekend. It's really embarrassing for them because the 2 stories are very big and very good for Trump and, in both, the same move is made to turn it into something negative and ominous.1. The Mueller investigation has concluded, and though we can't read it yet, we know that it means that there will be no charges against Trump or any of his people that have to do with colluding with Russians to affect the election. ...
Tags: Headlines, ISIS, Journalism, Mueller, Nyt, Torture, Trump derangement syndrome, WaPo


Its Territory May Be Gone, but the U.S. Fight Against ISIS Is Far From Over

Thousands of Islamic State fighters are still at large in Iraq and Syria, rearming and regrouping. And the group pose threats elsewhere, in Afghanistan, West Africa and the Philippines.
Tags: United States Defense and Military Forces, United States Politics and Government, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Khorasan, Defense Department, Baghdadi, Abu Bakr al, Votel, Joseph L, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Libya, Iraq, Philippines, Syria, Africa


An ISIS Couple’s Troubling Path to Terror Recruiting

A well-educated pair from the Philippines have been captured in Syria after becoming high-profile recruiters for the terrorist group.
Tags: Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Terrorism, Philippines, Syria, Computers and the Internet, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Muslims and Islam


Isil's caliphate may be defeated but cells' guerrilla tactics point to new deadly threat

The driver cocked his gun as he passed the last checkpoint before the vast no man’s land up ahead. The stretch of open road between the eastern provinces of Hasakah and Deir Ezzor, or Highway Seven, has become the most dangerous in Syria. While Western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Saturday declared victory over Islamic State’s “caliphate”, the group's followers have for weeks been demonstrating they are still able and willing to carry out attacks in its name. Detonating suicide c...


Philippines plastic manufacture goes bio with starch-based biodegradable plastics

In the Philippines, D&L Industries, a food and plastic input manufacturer, has launched a new product in partnership with Japanese firm Showa Denko as an alternative to the conventional plastic bag. The new product is the Bionolle Starcla, an environmentally-friendly bag made from 100% plant-based materials. Bionolle Starcla is a starch-based biopolymer that can be used as garbage and shopping bags that fully decomposes in three months. Currently, D&L Industries is shipping the product to Japan ...
Tags: Japan, Philippines, Italy, Producer News, Showa Denko, D L Industries, Philippines D L Industries, Bionolle Starcla


Heed the dead whale with 90 pounds of plastic

This week, we read of a whale that washed up dead in the Philippines with almost 90 pounds of plastic in its stomach.
Tags: News, Philippines, Stories


Public slams Ala Wai flood plan, Senate shoots down prison purchase, marijuana decriminalization advances, another federal agency probing rail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Along the Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Flood control plan for Ala Wai strongly opposed at meeting. Controversy over a $345 million project to lessen flood risks at the Ala Wai Canal by building a wall around the canal and huge flood control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed drew hundreds to a Tuesday town hall meeting in Manoa. Star-Advertiser.Hundreds attended a community meeting in Manoa Tuesday to hear from various city, state and federal agencies about a controversial ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Bill, City Council, Southwest Airlines, Department Of Transportation, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Capitol


Opinion: A dead whale containing 90 pounds of plastic is a message in a bottle

A whale in the Philippines is the most recent of the sea's greatest creatures washing ashore with an important announcement for all of us: We are choking in your trash. And soon human may be, too, writes Carl Safina. The time to ban plastics that cannot be recycled is now.
Tags: News, Philippines, Stories, Carl Safina


Opinion: Dead whale with 90 pounds of plastic in its body is a terrifying warning

A whale in the Philippines is the most recent of the sea's greatest creatures washing ashore with an important announcement for all of us: We are choking in your trash. And soon human may be, too, writes Carl Safina. The time to ban plastics that cannot be recycled is now.
Tags: News, Philippines, Stories, Carl Safina


A dead whale containing 90 pounds of plastic is a message in a bottle

A whale in the Philippines is the most recent of the sea's greatest creatures washing ashore with an important announcement for all of us: We are choking in your trash. And soon humans may be, too, writes Carl Safina. The time has come to ban plastics that cannot be recycled.
Tags: Cnn, Philippines, Carl Safina


IBM supplied surveillance gear to Davao while Duterte was mayor and cheering on the city's police-linked death-squads

During the long years when Philippines strongman Rodrigo Duterte (previously) was mayor of Davao (circumventing term limits by periodically allowing his daughter to run for mayor and serving as her vice-mayor) the city was terrorized by death-squads who enjoyed total impunity as they assassinated police suspects and Duterte's political opponents, while Duterte cheered them on (Duterte has boasted about his participation in extrajudicial killings during this period, but has also denied participa...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Nazis, Philippines, War Crimes, Ibm, Huawei, Smart Cities, Human Rights Watch, Phillipines, Davao, Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Philippine National Police


Philippine official praises China’s ruling Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary has heaped praise on China’s ruling Communist Party during a visit to Beijing, underscoring the growing distance between the Philippines and the United States. Teodoro Locsin said Wednesday that China’s authoritarian one-party system has provided opportunities for developing economies to grow and given momentum for improvement that Western […]
Tags: News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, United States, Philippines, Communist Party, Nation & World, Teodoro Locsin


The campaign for a 'drug-free world' is costing lives | Louise Arbour and Mohamed ElBaradei

Global policy on drug control is unrealistic, and has taken a harsh toll on millions of the world’s poorest peopleDrug control efforts across the world are a threat to human dignity and the right to life.In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US. Among the reasons for these deaths are the lack of access to health and harm-reduction services, as well as the fear of legal repression, which often dissuades people who use drugs from asking for help. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, Americas, US, World news, Colombia, Philippines, Global development, Global Health, Louise Arbour, Mohamed ElBaradei


Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests 4 Chinese

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have seized more than 160 kilograms (350 pounds) of methamphetamine concealed in tea wrappers in their second-largest drug haul this year in a sign of how the problem has persisted despite the president’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino says three Chinese nationals […]
Tags: News, Nation, Philippines, Manila Philippines, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Nation & World, Aaron Aquino


Digital in the UK: data and learnings for 2019

Earlier this year, we launched our latest suite of Global Digital Reports which, among other mind-blowing headlines, revealed that more than one million people came online for the first time each day since January 2018. A full digest of the global statistics can be found here, and in this post, our Communications Manager Ryan Dubras delves into one country in particular – the UK. Where does the UK fit into the ever-changing digital landscape? Globally, we’re seeing significant growth in the num...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Pinterest, Marketing, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Philippines, Reddit, Facebook YouTube, YouTube Facebook, Special Reports, Global Digital, Global Digital Report, Ryan Dubras, Digital Stats


Shocking autopsy photos show toll of plastic waste on dead whale

Images show marine biologist removing 88lb of plastic bags from the stomach of a whale that died in the Philippines of ‘gastric shock’Warning: this article includes graphic images some readers may find disturbingGraphic autopsy images have revealed the terrible toll that plastic waste took on a young whale found dead in the Philippines.The juvenile Cuvier’s beaked whale died of “gastric shock” after swallowing 88lb (40kg) of plastic bags, according to marine biologists at the D’Bone Collector Mu...
Tags: Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Pollution, Wildlife, Marine Life, Whales, Cetaceans, Plastics, Davao City, Philippines Continue, Cuvier


FilMart: Iflix Teams With Black Ops for Philippines Film, TV

Black Ops Studios Asia has struck a deal with Asian streaming service iflix to create original content from the Philippines. The companies said that BlackOps will deliver at least one feature film and one TV series before the end of the year, but they did not specify any titles, genres or talent attachments. “As the […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Philippines, Markets & Festivals, The Philippines, Iflix, Black Ops Studios, Iflix Teams With Black Ops for Philippines Film TV, Black Ops Studios Asia


88 Pounds of Plastic Were Found Inside a Dead Whale in the Philippines

The country is the third-largest source of plastic that ends up in the ocean
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Philippines, Overnight, Onetime


Dead whale found with 40 kg of plastic bags in its stomach

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of "dehydration and starvation" after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.
Tags: Asia, News, Philippines


Stomach Of Dead Whale Contained 'Nothing But Plastic'

In the Philippines, marine biologist Darrell Blatchley recovered the body of a young whale that showed signs of emaciation and dehydration due to the more than 88 pounds of plastic it had ingested.(Image credit: -/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Philippines, Darrell Blatchley


IBM Signs 6 Banks To Issue Stablecoins and Use Stellar's XLM Cryptocurrency

IBM is taking its banking clients a step closer to cryptocurrency. From a report: Announced Monday, six international banks have signed letters of intent to issue stablecoins, or tokens backed by fiat currency, on World Wire, an IBM payment network that uses the Stellar public blockchain. The network promises to let regulated institutions move value across borders -- remittances or foreign exchange -- more quickly and cheaply than the legacy correspondent banking system. So far three of the bank...
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Whale Ate 88 Pounds Of Plastic Before Washing Up Dead In Philippines

“I was not prepared for the amount of plastic," said Darrell Blatchley, who recovered the animal.
Tags: News, Philippines, Darrell Blatchley


Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of "dehydration and starvation" after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.
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Dead whale found with 40 kg of plastic bags in stomach

A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of "dehydration and starvation" after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.
Tags: Asia, News, Philippines


Dead Whale in the Philippines Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic Inside Body

The whale’s grisly death renewed focus on the problem of plastics ending up in oceans. The Philippines is the third-biggest contributor of such waste.
Tags: News, Philippines, Plastic bags, Water Pollution, Plastics, World Wide Fund for Nature, Whales and Whaling, Fish and Other Marine Life, Waste Materials and Disposal, Davao (Philippines


88 Pounds of Plastic Found in Dead Whale in the Philippines

The whale’s grisly death renewed focus on the problem of plastics ending up in oceans. The Philippines is the third-biggest contributor of such waste.
Tags: News, Philippines, Plastic bags, Water Pollution, Plastics, World Wide Fund for Nature, Whales and Whaling, Fish and Other Marine Life, Waste Materials and Disposal, Davao (Philippines


The Philippines Has Officially Left the International Criminal Court

President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans to leave the ICC last yea
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Philippines, Icc, Rodrigo Duterte, Overnight, Onetime