Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv Naging maingay at masaya ang pag-arangkada ng preliminary competition ng Miss Universe 2018 sa Impact Arena sa Thailand noong Huwebes. Hindi nagpahuli ang Miss Universe-Philippines contestant na si Catriona Gray, na nagpasiklab ng kaniyang "slo-mo" twirl sa swimsuit competition. Patok din ang Ibong Adarna-inspired gown na gawa ni Mak Tumang para kay Gray sa evening gown portion, kung saan "hand-placed" pa ang crystals na ginamit para sa kasuotan. Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv Bumida rin ang ilang Pinoy designers sa kanilang mga gown na dinisenyo di lang para kay Gray kundi para rin sa ibang mga kandidata. Si Jian Lasala ang gumawa ng nude-based tulle gown with white and silver rhinestones ni Miss Kenya Wabaya Karyuki. “When I offered the gown for Kenya she really did not hesitate to give me the project. She believes so much in Filipino talent and craftsmanship.” LOOK: 7 Miss Universe 2018 candidates in Filipino-made gowns Suot naman ni Miss … [Read more...] about News TINGNAN: Gawa ng Pinoy designers na bumida sa Miss Universe prelims
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MANILA – Students from the Philippines won a total of 33 medals and awards in the recently concluded Bulgaria International Mathematics Competition (BIMC) in Burgas, Bulgaria. Ethan Jared Chan (British School Manila) received a gold medal, while Jose Lorenzo Abad (Philippine Science High School-Main), John Florence Dizon (Calamba Elementary School), Lance Heinrich Lim (Saint Jude Catholic School), and Stephen James Ty (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School) bagged silver medals. Chan said he did not expect to win a gold medal, adding that he dedicates his award to “Father God who guided me, to my family and friends, and coaches at MTG (Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines) and British School Manila.” Eleven Filipino students emerged as bronze medalists in the competition. They are Sean Kendrick Yeo (PACE Academy), Armea Helena Sien Dimayacyac (Notre Dame of Greater Manila), Frederick Ivan Tan (Philippine Science High School-Main), Gregory Charles Tiong (Saint Jude … [Read more...] about News PH wins 33 medals, awards in Bulgaria math contest
LONDON - For Filipina teenager Ruby, a Facebook message offering a job in a cyber cafe across the country seemed too good to be true. It was. Days later, the 16-year-old orphan was dragged in front of a webcam by her new employers and forced to perform sex acts for clients - becoming another captive in the growing global slave trade to be lured, trapped and abused through technology. "It was like a bomb exploded ... I had been totally fooled," Ruby, now 21, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation at the back of an empty church in Tagaytay city in the Philippines. "I felt degraded and disgusted - I blamed myself," she said. "I was forced to do things you could not imagine a 16-year-old having to endure." Webcam slavery: tech turns Filipino families into cybersex child traffickers Modern technology - be it mundane messaging apps or complex cryptocurrencies - is fuelling the modern-day slave trade by enabling traffickers to ensnare more victims, expand their illicit empires, and outfox law … [Read more...] about News Chasing shadows: can technology save the slaves it snared?
By Julien Gignac Staff Reporter Mon., March 12, 2018 Bombardier Inc. will probe the causes of two fatal plane crashes in Nepal and Iran. The incidents, which occurred one day apart from each other, involved the Montreal company’s Q400 turbo and Challenger business jet. At least 50 people were killed Monday when a U.S. Bangla Airlines passenger plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, officials and witnesses said. All 11 people on board a private Turkish Challenger 604 business jet crashed and burst into flames on an Iranian mountainside while bringing a wealthy businessman’s daughter and her friends home from a Dubai bachelorette party. Bombardier spokesmen for the commercial and business aircraft divisions said the company was saddened by the accidents, adding their thoughts were with those impacted and their families. Article Continued Below The causes … [Read more...] about Bombardier to investigate causes of two fatal plane crashes
The report, which lists Norway as the world's most inclusive economy, was released just a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the plenary session of the WEF in Davos on Tuesday and said he was rolling out the red carpet for global investors. Modi got a standing ovation at the session where international and corporate leaders have gathered for the WEF's 48th annual meet. The shocker is India's ranking below its neighbours with Sri Lanka at 40, Bangladesh, 34, Nepal, 22 and Pakistan, 47. In Asia, apart from China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia are all ahead of India. Of the three pillars that make up the index, India ranks 72nd for inclusion, 66th for growth and development and 44th for inter-generational equity. The index takes into account the "living standards, environmental sustainability and protection of future generations from further indebtedness", the WEF said. Last year. India ranked 60th among 79 developing economies, as … [Read more...] about India ranks below China, Pakistan on WEF’s inclusive economy index