Respondents: Why is OSG at preliminary probe on sedition raps? (Philstar.com) - August 9, 2019 - 2:38pm MANILA, Philippines — Respondents in the sedition complaint that police filed against opposition figures questioned the Office of the Solicitor General's authority to represent the complainants at the preliminary investigation into the complaint on Friday. The Department of Justice held its first preliminary investigation proceeding into the sedition, inciting to sedition, cyberlibel, libel estafa, harboring a criminal and obstruction of justice complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo and more than 30 others. During the preliminary investigation, lawyer Arno Sanidad, who represents Chel Diokno, questioned the OSG's authority to be involved in the proceedings. The attendance sheet for the preliminary investigation showed at least two laywers from the OSG, who noted that they represent the PNP-Criminal … [Read more...] about Respondents: Why is OSG at preliminary probe on sedition raps?
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Japan economy grows faster than expected Holidays to usher in new imperial era help lift consumption A 10-day holiday for the new emperor boosted the Japanese economy TOKYO: Japan's economy grew at a faster-than-expected clip in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday, helped by celebrations to usher in a new imperial era.Gross domestic product (GDP) in the world's third-biggest economy grew 0.4% from the previous quarter, the Cabinet Office said, beating analysts' median forecast of 0.1%. The third straight period of expansion will also bolster Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's determination to push through a controversial sales tax hike in October despite warnings it could weigh on growth. Shoppers are rushing to make purchases before the rate rises from eight percent to 10% on October 1 and this boost for consumption also helped push GDP higher, economists said. An unprecedented 10-day holiday for the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito, which … [Read more...] about Japan economy grows faster than expected
WASHINGTON: Greenland’s ice sheet may have completely melted within the next millennium if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, according to a new study with implications for sea-level rise around the world. The Greenland ice sheet holds the equivalent of seven meters of sea level. “If we continue as usual, Greenland will melt,“ said lead author Andy Aschwanden, a research associate professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. It is the most recent warning about warming in the world’s coldest regions. “What we are doing right now in terms of emissions, in the very near future, will have a big long-term impact on the Greenland ice sheet, and by extension, if it melts, to sea level and human society,“ Aschwanden said. The study, which used data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne campaign and was published in Science Advances, is the latest to suggest a much greater rate of melt than was … [Read more...] about Greenland ice sheet melting faster than thought: study
FRANCE: In the four years since the last Women's World Cup in Canada, the competition and talent among female footballers has gotten stronger - and more global. The stage will be as big as ever when this year's tournament kicks off Jun 7 in Paris.In our latest ESPN FC Rank, we polled our experts to gauge which players will stand out in France.25. SHANICE VAN DE SANDENAnother from the Lyon dynasty, Shanice van de Sanden is best known for two things: her blazing speed and her trademark bright red lipstick. One of the fastest players in the women's game, Van de Sanden is an absolute handful to deal with on the right wing for opposing full-backs due to her pace and skill. A player who debuted for the Oranje at just 16, she was a key member of the Netherlands' victorious European Championship side in 2017 and will be appearing in her second World Cup this summer. Van de Sanden, now 26, has 15 goals in 63 caps for the Netherlands, but it is her ability to get in behind … [Read more...] about Who is the best player at the Women’s World Cup?
DELHI: Severe cyclone Fani, which blasted ashore Friday (May 3) in India, is expected to pack a frequently underestimated yet lethal threat: storm surge.The surge happens when sea levels rise dramatically during a storm, sending a destructive wall of water gushing over people and property on land.Here are key questions and answers on the phenomenon:HOW DOES IT WORK? Storm surge is not the result of rainfall or flooding, rather it happens when powerful winds push ocean water rushing toward land.The phenomenon is an "abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted ... tides," according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Indian forecasters said a surge of 1.5m could hit the eastern state Odisha, where the monster cyclone is forecast to make landfall.WHY IS IT SO DANGEROUS? In previous storms, people have failed to flee because they did not grasp the storm surge's deadly threat.That was the case for 2013's Super … [Read more...] about What is a storm surge and why is it so dangerous?