Asia China's northeastern province of Liaoning has drawn up new guidelines aimed at "completely eradicating" the bad influence of its disgraced former governor Bo Xilai, who was jailed in 2013 for corruption and abuse of power. 22 Sep 2018 11:05AM Bookmark SHANGHAI: China's northeastern province of Liaoning has drawn up new guidelines aimed at "completely eradicating" the bad influence of its disgraced former governor Bo Xilai, who was jailed in 2013 for corruption and abuse of power.Bo, once a rising star tipped for a national leadership role, served as governor of the rustbelt industrial province of Liaoning from 2001 to 2004.He was Communist Party chief of the southwestern municipality of Chongqing before being ousted in a scandal involving the murder of a British businessman by Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, in 2012.An editorial posted on the official website of the Liaoning government on Friday said the "political ecology" of the province had been severely damaged by both Bo and … [Read more...] about China’s Liaoning vows to eradicate ‘bad influence’ of Bo Xilai
MANILA -- Sa media launch ng 2018 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino kung saan mayroon siyang pelikula, ipinaliwanag ni Bela Padilla ang kanyang saloobin sa mga nagsasabi ng negatibo sa pagkakaibigan nila ni Maris Racal. Malakas sa box office sa nakaraang Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino ang “100 Tula Para kay Stella” na pinagtambalan din nila ni JC. Ito ang challenge ngayon kay Bela. Mapapanood ang “A Day After Valentine's” sa August 15 hanggang 21 bilang isa sa walong entries ng Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Bisitahin ang Patrol.PH para sa iba pang mga balita. … [Read more...] about News Bela Padilla, ‘bad influence’ nga ba kay Maris Racal?
Donald Trump just keeps outdoing himself, especially when it comes to lamentable or weird ideas. Facing an embarrassing fact that close to 20 shootings in US schools have happened just this year, with February not even over yet, he has suggested that arming teachers would be a good measure. Trump may yet change his mind, but for a president of the United States to come up with that in the first place is extraordinary, but not in a good way. The embattled advocates of the “right-to-arms” ideology may be proud of the fact that such an extreme idea was even considered. However, those wanting more strict gun-control regulations in the wake of the latest gun-related tragedy must be dismayed. Gun politics is intense and pervasive in America, and Trump’s apparent support for a key argument used by those backing liberal gun ownership must have taken the wind out of the anti-gun camp’s sails. There are plenty of reasons why teachers should not be armed. First and … [Read more...] about Arming teachers a bad lesson
It was a terrible week for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, with opposition coming at him from all sides. (File photo) Bad week for the military regime. The antediluvians in green absorbed punishment from foreigners galore. Worse, at home, protesters judged to be disloyal Thais went on the streets. And after three years, eight months and some days, the courts put on their steel-toed boots and confronted the regime's rules. Credit the general prime minister. He railed against people of the protests. He was convinced -- or said he was; who knows, really? He seemed convinced that not a single protester among several groups of demonstrators and walkers had a pure heart. They only showed up on the orders of, and on account of, the dastardly, secret behind-the-scenes poltroons plotting perfidy. Then he delayed the 2015 elections again, until some vague future time, but after February, 2019. But not once (up to press time) did he resort to that tired paranoia that green shirts trot out in … [Read more...] about A bad week
We all have our favorite children’s books that have shaped who we are. Even highly successful people can appreciate the enduring impact various childhood stories have had on their lives. Here are the 12 best and most influential children’s books, according to some highly successful people.‘The Harry Potter’ Series by J.K. Rowling A series that needs no introduction, “Harry Potter” has brought millions of fans worldwide together to celebrate the story’s magical, yet entirely relatable, world of witchcraft and wizardry. Adam Grant, a professor of management at Wharton, told Business Insider that J.K. Rowling is perhaps the most influential person alive.“There’s a lot of originality in the ‘Harry Potter’ stories: The way to get to Hogwarts, all of the different ideas about how to cast spells, children being the individuals who are responsible for saving adults – all of that is setting a standard … [Read more...] about 12 children’s books that influenced highly successful people