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Your all-beef sausage could have pork in it, says study

University of Guelph study finds that 14 per cent of Canadian sausages are mislabelled A Windsor sausage maker says people can avoid the problem by shopping locally.(Dale Molnar/CBC) “For example, if we know there’s an E. coli outbreak in ground beef, you would recall ground beef products,” said Hanner. “But …

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Year in space put U.S. astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

It’s as if the body reacts to alien environment ‘like you would a mysterious organism being inside you’ In this 2015 photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly.(Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated …

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Tax court orders Ressa, Rappler trial

THE COURT of Tax Appeals’ First Division has ordered Rappler Holdings Corp. and journalist Maria Ressa to stand trial over tax evasion, denying their plea to drop the charges filed against them. Maria Ressa (top left) gives a statement after posting bail at a regional trial court in Manila on …

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Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers

MALACAÑANG on Friday said Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa should blame her “incompetent” lawyers instead of the government for her overnight detention at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for cyberlibel. Maria Ressa is seen at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) before posting bail in Manila on February …

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Go zooms to 8th in Pulse Asia survey

Bam Aquino makes it to ‘Magic 12’ FORMER special assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has leapfrogged to the Magic 12 in a survey of senator wannabes, a pollster bared on Friday. A man walks past a poster of senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go in UN Avenue …

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OFW remittances hit all-time high in 2018

A man counts dollar remittance at a money changer in UN Avenue in Manila. PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hit a record high in the December, in the process also raising the full-year tally to what the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) described …

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No announcements after ‘productive’ talks

BEIJING: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States had “productive” talks with China over their trade dispute after negotiations in Beijing ended Friday with no sign that any concrete progress had been made. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (2nd L) talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping as US Trade …

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