MANILA—An "intelligence gap" between customs officials and anti-drug operatives allegedly led to the release of a shipment of illegal drugs worth P6.8 billion, Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said Saturday. Authorities earlier intercepted P4.3 billion worth of shabu from the Manila International Container Port, but failed to confiscate a larger volume as they only found empty magnetic lifters with traces of illegal drugs in Cavite. P4.3 bilyong halaga ng shabu, nasamsam sa Manila port Nasa P7 bilyong halaga ng shabu, naipuslit sa Pilipinas? Lapeña said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) did not inform the Bureau of Customs (BOC) that there were intelligence reports about the bulk shipment of shabu to the country. "Information is necessary. If we have information, what I can do is alert all shipments for a period of time," Lapeña said in a press conference. "Kahit na isang oras lang kung nasabihan ako, na-prevent sana." Lapeña said working … [Read more...] about News P6.8-B drug slip result of ‘intelligence gap’ between Customs, PDEA: Customs chief
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HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – June 27, 2018 – B & S International Holdings Ltd. (“B & S International”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; stock code: 1705), a food and beverage company, announced its annual results. For the year ended 31 March 2018 (the “Reporting Period”), B & S International recorded a total revenue of approximately HK$452.1 million (2017: approximately HK$368.0 million), representing an increase of approximately 22.9% which was mainly attributable to additional sales brought by the retail business. Gross profit increased to approximately HK$115.8 million (2017: approximately HK$91.2 million), representing an increase of approximately 27.0%. If the non-recurring listing expenses of approximately HK$19.6 million were excluded, the Group’s adjusted net profit would have been approximately HK$34.8 million (2017: approximately HK$28.3 million), representing an … [Read more...] about B & S International recorded revenue increase of 22.9% for FY2018 Continues to open new outlets and introduce new brands
By Johanna Schneller Special to the Star Tues., June 26, 2018 This isn’t news, but the news from the U.S. is stressing everyone out. “Should the Red Hen restaurant have kicked out Sarah Huckabee Sanders?” “Does Laura Ingraham really think that all kids who cry on non-Fox news are child actors?” “Why did CNN spell Corey Lewandowski’s sad-trombone sound womp-womp and not wah-wah?” These are the questions hijacking every conversation. Stephen Colbert delivered a monologue on Monday night without a single joke. His tone was light, but his phrases were dead serious: “Humanitarian crisis on the southern border;” “stolen kids”; “Here’s another thing we should be surprised by”; “If you deny anyone due process, you deny everyone due process.” He said, “The president is not freeing the children,” repeated it, then added, “For those who just emerged from a … [Read more...] about J.K. Rowling’s detective series C.B. Strike is a tonic for troubled times
By Mitch Potter Foreign Affairs Writer Sat., June 9, 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau was fond of the concept. So too was his son Justin, who pledged to make it happen. And Stephen Harper? He was so taken with the importance of electoral reform that he once described it as “the key to Canada’s survival as a nation.” Yet once inside the halls of power, each managed to shelve the idea of updating our democracy-distorting first-past-the-post electoral system to something more modern that accurately reflects the actual vote. The tyranny of the plurality — that winner-take-all format that awards majority governments a blank cheque to legislate with impunity, often with little more than a third of the electorate onside — never seems quite so bad when you are the winner who took it all. Unlike his federal counterparts, Doug Ford made no such promise on the campaign trail. And so now, with 40.6 per cent support, his Progressive Conservatives … [Read more...] about Will Ontario’s vote results open the door to electoral reform?
By Wanyee Li StarMetro Vancouver Wed., April 18, 2018 Vancouver — Canadians’ support for the B.C. government’s stance of doing everything it can to prevent the Transmountain pipeline expansion from being built has slid significantly since February, according to a new Angus Reid poll released Wednesday. In a poll of about 2,000 people conducted this week, the percentage of Canadians who disagree with B.C. Premier John Horgan’s opposition to the pipeline increased from 55 per cent to 64 per cent in just three months. The nine-percentage-point difference is significant, said Shachi Kurl, executive director of Angus Reid. “The series of events that have unfolded in the last two weeks have really put the issue front and centre and I think confronted British Columbians and confronted Canadians,” she said. “But it’s really B.C. that is the hinge here — they have some choices that they have to make.” … [Read more...] about Support for B.C. government’s opposition to TransMountain pipeline slides significantly: Angus Reid poll