Federer won't let Cincy setback spoil US Open prep (Agence France-Presse) - August 16, 2019 - 9:04am CINCINNATI – Roger Federer remains determined to enter the US Open on full throttle despite taking a 6-3, 6-4 third-round loss Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to Andrey Rublev at the ATP Cincinnati Masters. The 70th-ranked Russian qualifier was still in awe after knocking off the seven-time tournament winner in 61 minutes — the quickest loss for the 38-year-old Swiss since 2003 in Sydney when he fell after 54 minutes. But with the wisdom gained from nearly two decades on tour, the 20-time Grand Slam winner was hardly at panic stations after the surprise defeat. "It's very important for me that I'm injury-free and I'm feeling good," he said. "Regardless of what the outcome of this week, I'm happy I came here, had good practice sessions. "I had two matches here and hoped it would have gone better — the plan is … [Read more...] about Federer won’t let Cincy setback spoil US Open prep
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MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang won’t meddle with the filing of complaint against Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta, who was accused of using the Dengvaxia controversy to make money. “As a matter of policy, the President does not interfere in the work function, activity of any constitutional body or any branch of the government. Let the law takes its course,” presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a press briefing yesterday. “If there is a case in the ombudsman, then we will let the ombudsman do its work,” he added. Panelo said officials continue to enjoy the President’s trust as long as there is no probable cause to file charges against them. “But if there is probable cause, that’s a different story, then there will be a suspension from the ombudsman but that is not within the territory of the President,” he added. This came after a newspaper report came out about the alleged diversion of … [Read more...] about Palace won’t interfere in complaints vs Acosta — Panelo
Indonesia can be considered quite conservative when it comes to dating. In the country, premarital sex is viewed as highly unacceptable and adults are expected to get married and have children before they turn 30. However, finding love in Indonesia is not that easy. Twenty-seven-year-old Meylisa Agustina is a journalist and beauty blogger. Her work and social circles are dominated by women, which led her to use dating app Tinder to find a potential romantic partner. “I used Tinder out of necessity. My colleagues are mostly women and I am also a beauty blogger, which is dominated by women. How could I get a boyfriend if my social circle is all female?” she said. Having used the app for around two years, Meylisa is in a committed relationship with someone she met on the platform. The same can be said for 30-year-old Hanna Margaretta, who now uses Tinder to meet new friends and, possibly, a husband. Launched in 2012, Tinder has 4.7 million subscribers. Available in 190 … [Read more...] about Finding love in Indonesia: Is Tinder the answer?
The Shangri-La Dialogue is a highly esteemed forum that has been tremendously valuable in bringing the world's top brass to convene upon our small island state but I have to agree that it has assumed a somewhat sycophantic role for Washington (The US and its Shangri-La myths, June 22). The participants, however, are given a voice and should not give up trying to signal to the United States the difference of China's nature from that of the US, and that of the Soviet Union. It is evident that the US has projected its own image on China, and that in turn, has fed its own fear of China further, as seen in its labelling of the latter as a "revisionist power" and a "strategic US rival". There are, of course, justifications for the US to view China as a competitor; China has gained from strength to strength economically, militarily, technologically, and even diplomatically. Nonetheless, it is counterproductive for the US to view its game with China as one of zero sum. The US should look at … [Read more...] about Cold War approach against China won’t work today
We already know, however, that the police have all the laws they need – the problem is they don’t enforce them, causing needless deaths. Require that all emergency vehicles have dashboard cameras, turned on together with the siren. Any motorist refusing to give way within, say, three cars’ length of the emergency vehicle would be fined automatically. And not a slap-on-the-wrist Bt500, but 10 times that amount plus suspension of the vehicle owner’s/driver’s licence for a month on the first violation. A second violation would call forth a Bt10,000 fine and permanent licence suspension. Photographic evidence of the violation would be mailed to the offender, as is done now with other moving violation tickets. Vehicles whose owners leave tickets unpaid for 30 days would be subject to immediate seizure until payment plus interest at the maximum allowed by law. For the first month only, to educate the driving public, we could suspend the penalties and just … [Read more...] about Ambulance fast lane? We already know why it won’t work