President Duterte’s position on the fishing boat is correct This will not be the first or last of incidents being used to stoke conflicts on the South China Sea. When the first one involving fishermen happened it was also because the sea is common to them. So when it first broke out in Masinloc I talked to the Filipino fishermen who were involved in the incident. They were perplexed that fishing in the waters should be a cause for conflict because they have been fishing here for many years. It was an undisturbed friendship among the fishermen from coastal areas of countries until today. I was able to talk to some of them and they said the friendship included sharing catch and having a meal together. We don’t argue on who made the catch (Hindi namin pinagtatalunan kung sino ang nakahuli ng isda) because as far as we are concerned the wide open sea was open to all of us. We were friends. So I thought I should asked the local authorities in the … [Read more...] about President Duterte’s position on the fishing boat is correct
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NICE, France: Sweden produced a breathtaking display of attacking football to thrash Thailand 5-1 in Nice on Sunday and book their place in the last 16 of the women's World Cup.Thailand, coming off a record 13-0 loss to defending champions United States in their Group F opener, conceded twice in the opening 20 minutes as they struggled to win aerial battles against a much taller Swedish team.Centre back Linda Sembrant broke the deadlock for Sweden with a thumping header off an Elin Rubensson free kick, before midfielder Kosovare Asllani pounced on a rebound to double their lead.Fridolina Rolfo hammered in a third from outside the box as Sweden finished with three goals in the first half of a World Cup match for the first time since a third-place playoff win over Germany in 1991.Forward Lina Hurtig fired another Swedish header to make it 4-0 in the second half but it did not slow down Thailand, who were courageous on the ball and created a couple of chances through forward Rattikan … [Read more...] about Rampant Sweden pummel Thailand 5-1 to book last 16 spot
caption Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. source Getty Images / Matthew Peyton Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, loves to read. When he began his investing career, he would read 600 to 1,000 pages a day. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder letters and over two decades of interviews, these are the books that have guided Buffett’s financial wisdom. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages of a book a day. Even now, he says he still spends about 80% of his day reading. “Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action,” he once said in an interview. “We don’t read other people’s opinions,” he said. “We want to get the facts, and then think.” To help you get into … [Read more...] about 19 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read
Tony Abbott bet me $100 that the climate will not change in 10 years, says an Australian writer and author of "Here Where We Live". Cassie Flanagan Willanski says the former Australian Prime Minister is so confident "climate change is nothing to worry about" that he put his money on it. Abbott has bet me $100 that in ten years' time, the climate will not have changed, Willanski told the Guardian. "He (Abbott) was going to prove he disagreed with climate science, with the majority of Australian voters and with the mother of a six-year-old who had just literally begged him to take the climate emergency seriously, with a jocular bet. No doubt he expected me to laugh and back down," the author said. "When I found myself in a Manly coffee shop last week being offered the bet, I was incredulous. Abbott was smiling, charmingly dismissive," the writer, a white Australian herself, who took a brave and honest look at the relationship between white Australians and Indigenous Australians in her … [Read more...] about Ex-Australian PM Abbott bets $100 on no climate change?
Gilas thinks twice on Russian invite Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — It’s a welcome invitation but SBP president Al Panlilio said the other day the offer for Gilas to play in Russia as a warm-up for this year’s FIBA World Cup will be re-evaluated considering the visit involves a single practice game in a venue eight hours away from Moscow. The Russian Basketball Federation tendered the invitation which the SBP initially accepted. Panlilio said he brought up the matter to the PBA Board. “Russia’s inviting us actually,” he said. “We’re reassessing our position because it’s only for one game and it’s quite a trip. We’re looking at other options. If it pushes through, we’d like to play a series of games with the Russian national squad and Russian club teams.” Russia is one of 12 European countries that … [Read more...] about Gilas thinks twice on Russian invite