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By JESUS JAY MIRANDA JR. OP August 18, 2019 JESUS JAY MIRANDA, OP These are terms used in a number of universities in the United States to distinguish between people in the humanities and those in technology. One is “techie” if he does computers, technology, engineering and other hard sciences. …

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What Trump can and cannot  achieve in the trade war

By GEORGE SIY August 18, 2019 GEORGE SIY Trump had stated the assumptions he had for initiating the trade war, and what he hoped to achieve. This war has caused the breaking of many agreements, created much political heat between countries around the world, increased the risk of war, lowered …

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SMB poised to sign Wells for Grand Slam campaign

By JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT August 18, 2019 San Miguel Beer, fresh from winning the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup on Friday, wants to reinforce its lineup with Dez Wells for the upcoming Season 44 PBA Governors’ Cup that begins September 20. The Beermen beat TNT KaTropa, 102-90, in …

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Bol Bol excited for NBA debut with Nuggets

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 18, 2019 WASHINGTON: Teen center Bol Bol, the Sudanese-American son of the late NBA star Manute Bol, is confident and excited to begin his own NBA journey with the Denver Nuggets. The 7-foot-2 (2.18m) 19-year-old has an amazing 7-foot-8 (2.37m) extended fingertip reach, impressive outside shooting …

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Duterte to raise ship incursions with Xi

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT August 18, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte will discuss the entry of Chinese vessels into the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this month, Malacañang said on Saturday. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the issue would be tackled in …

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Mitchell, Walker lead US over Spain in World Cup warm-up

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 18, 2019 LOS ANGELES: Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points to lead the United States to a 90-81 victory over Spain Friday (Saturday in Manila) in a basketball World Cup warm-up for both teams. Khris Middleton added 12 points and Kemba Walker scored 11 with eight assists, …

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NKorea tests ‘new weapon’

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 18, 2019 SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a “new weapon” launch, state media said on Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearization ahead of next week’s visit to Seoul by the US envoy to Pyongyang. Friday’s launch was the North’s sixth test in …

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NBA’s Spurs to retire French great Parker’s number

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 18, 2019 LOS ANGELES: The San Antonio Spurs said Friday (Saturday in Manila) they will retire Tony Parker’s Number 9 jersey on November 11, when they host the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA regular-season game. Tony Parker (No. 9) of the San Antonio Spurs reacts after …

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Sara on presidency: Leave it to God

By CATHERINE TALAVERA, TMT August 18, 2019 Amid fresh talks of her possibly succeeding her father President Rodrigo Duterte in 2022, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Saturday said she would leave the presidency issue to God. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio This, after Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo said …

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Hong Kong’s divisions deepen, rival rallies held

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE August 18, 2019 HONG KONG: Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday in a major test for the movement, following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week — and as concerns mount over Beijing’s next move. Police officers armed with …

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