Award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Davila gets to go one on one with another world-renowned speaker as the moderator of the "Leading with Trust, A Session with Stephen M.R. Covey" workshop of ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel tomorrow, June 19, 9 a.m. at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City. A Harvard MBA holder, Covey is the former CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, which he guided into becoming the “largest leadership development company in the world.” It was there where he helped his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, become one of the most influential business books of the twentieth century, according to CEO Magazine. Leadership guru Stephen M.R. Covey speaks in ANC forum Davila, the anchor of “Headstart with Karen Davila” on ANC, said she is excited to learn how the younger Covey was able to continue and grow what his father started. "Stephen M.R. Covey is expanding his father's legacy. At 48 … [Read more...] about News Karen Davila moderates ANC’s ‘Leading with Trust, A Session with Stephen M.R. Covey’
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SINGAPORE: Ms Stella Choi, the principal of a Korean language school in a drab tower in downtown Singapore, works just across the elevator lobby from the modest suites that make up North Korea's embassy.Yet the South Korean national, who runs the iSpeak Korean Language Centre, says she has neither seen nor spoken to any of her Northern neighbours or people entering the embassy since they moved in two years ago.Ms Choi's experience is consistent with the extremely low profile Singapore's small community of North Koreans has kept in recent years as diplomatic pressure on their home country made travelling and working abroad increasingly difficult.But they have disappeared in recent years as UN sanctions tightened around Pyongyang, and Singapore has been among the countries that have dutifully implemented resolutions to cut trade ties, ban transactions with North Korean banks and cancel the work passes of its citizens.North Korea's place in the world - and that of its diaspora - … [Read more...] about As Kim arrives in Singapore, no North Korean comrades in sight
By Brendan Kennedy Investigative Reporter Michelle Shephard National Security Reporter Mon., April 30, 2018 When Global Affairs Canada announced another aid package to war-torn Yemen in January, it boasted that Ottawa had given a total of $65 million to help ease what the United Nations has called “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time.” What Justin Trudeau’s government did not mention in its news release is that since 2015, Canada has also approved more than $284 million in exports of Canadian weapons and military goods to the countries bombing Yemen. “It’s a bit like helping pay for somebody’s crutches after you’ve helped break their legs,” said Cesar Jaramillo, executive director of Project Ploughshares, a research and advocacy organization that studies Canada’s arms trade. Jaramillo calls Canada’s position “blatantly contradictory,” saying the government … [Read more...] about Canada’s dual role in Yemen: Arms exports to Saudi coalition dwarf aid sent to war-torn country
By Bruce Campion-Smith Ottawa Bureau Fri., April 20, 2018 OTTAWA—Canadian and American diplomats who suffered health problems during postings to Havana appear to have been exposed to some form of directed energy, says a U.S. doctor who has evaluated some of the workers. In a career dedicated to the treatment and study of brain injuries, Dr. Douglas Smith says he’s never seen anything like the injuries suffered by the Canadians and Americans. It has left them suffering persistent, concussion-like symptoms — dizziness, nausea, headaches and trouble concentrating — yet without a head trauma to explain the cause. “It’s kind of fascinating and terrifying,” said Smith, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Neurosurgery and Center for Brain Injury and Repair. With no plausible environmental explanation for the health woes, “the other possibilities are that this was something nefarious,” he … [Read more...] about Canadian and American diplomats in Cuba hit by “directed energy,” U.S. doctor says
By Mike Blanchfield The Canadian Press Tues., March 27, 2018 OTTAWA—Congolese Archbishop Marcel Utembi couldn’t help but notice where Canada just decided to send its small contingent of peacekeepers. The decision to deploy 250 personnel and six helicopters to the West African country of Mali came just days before Utembi and a delegation of Congolese clerics arrived at Global Affairs headquarters in Ottawa to talk about potential new foreign aid investments. “We’re not jealous. But we think Canada has the capacity to intervene also in other countries, such as Congo,” said Utembi, who has been a leading figure in fighting for democratic freedoms in his conflict-riven country as the president of the Episcopal Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more: Canada’s Mali mission will emphasize deployment of female peacekeepers Article Continued Below Canada to deploy helicopters to UN Mali mission Diplomats … [Read more...] about Canadian peacekeepers would be ‘welcome’ in Congo, C.A.R.