28-September-11 PDS FX Settlement Rate :

Php43.519=USD1.00    Prev=43.719


WED SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 12:10:00 PM :

PSEi      3,876.12     154.90     +4.1626%


M o s t  P o p u l a r

Clean-up begins following Typhoon Nesat

Sky News Australia – ‎31 minutes ago‎
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What is nasopharyngeal cancer?

ABS CBN News – ‎17 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos were shocked to hear the news that Anthony Linsangan, the husband of actress Camille Prats, passed away at a young age due to nasopharyngeal cancer.

Amazon’s new tablet

The Economist (blog) – ‎21 minutes ago‎
“WE ARE building premium products at non-premium prices,” crowed Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon, as he unveiled a raft of new Kindle computing devices on September 28th.

Libya’s NTC thinks Gaddafi hiding near Algeria

Malaysia Star – ‎1 minute ago‎
By Joseph Logan and Sherine El Madany SIRTE (Reuters) – Libya’s new rulers said on Wednesday they believed fugitive former leader Muammar Gaddafi was being shielded by nomadic tribesmen in the desert near the Algerian border, while his followers fend 

Manila Bay sea wall to have new, modern look

ABS CBN News – Karen Davila – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Waves taller than coconut trees hammered the 2-decade old sea wall in Manila Bay on Tuesday. When the floods receded, authorities found the 750-meter long sea wall destroyed.

CNET readers react to the iPod’s possible demise

CNET – Don Reisinger – ‎8 hours ago‎
CNET senior editor Donald Bell discussed that possibility yesterday, saying that he’s “a little worried for the iPod.” He pointed out that the iPod has been surviving in the shadow of the iPhone and iPad, and as time goes on, the portable media players 
Tech Today: Amazon Set to Challenge Apple Wall Street Journal (blog)

Floyd calls Ortiz ‘Victoria’

ABS CBN News – ‎18 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. bashed Victor Ortiz for seeking a rematch following their controversial bout two weeks ago.

Alleged landgrabber claims to protect informal settlers

ABS CBN News – Rg Cruz – ‎7 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – A suspected landgrabber being investigated by Congress claimed on Wednesday that he is protecting informal settlers.

Fishermen deported

Manila Bulletin – Jun Ramirez – ‎14 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has started deporting 122 Vietnamese nationals arrested four months ago for poaching in the waters of Palawan.

Philippine Airlines Expects Loss Due to Typhoon

Wall Street Journal – Cris Larano – ‎13 hours ago‎
MANILA–A surprise work stoppage at the height of a typhoon Tuesday continued to hobble the operations of Philippine Airlines through Wednesday, and officials of the country’s largest airline by fleet expect it may possibly result in a 
Save PAL, save jobs Inquirer.net

US Embassy resumes consular services on Sept. 29

ABS CBN News – ‎13 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The US Embassy in Manila announced that its consular section will resume normal business operations on Thursday (September 29).

Anne Curtis won’t leave ABS-CBN

ABS CBN News – ‎9 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Actress-host Anne Curtis belied rumors that she is planning to transfer to another network by next year. “Not true.
Smart actors turn Anne on Manila Bulletin

Germany to Vote on Euro Rescue Fund, Set Stage for Next Steps

BusinessWeek – Tony CzuczkaBrian Parkin -‎8 minutes ago‎
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — German lawmakers are set to back an expansion of the euro-area rescue fund’s firepower as European officials turn to look at what next steps may be needed to stem the debt crisis.

Nazism in our brainwashed upbringing

Bangkok Post – ‎2 hours ago‎
Who is not shocked to see teenage girl students happily dressing up in full Nazi regalia, outfitting themselves as Adolf Hitler and SS Guards to celebrate their Sports Day _ totally unaware that they were also celebrating the world’s murderers who 

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II: Hands on

CNET (blog) – Jessica Dolcourt – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
Samsung, more than any other phone maker, knows how to run with a good thing. T-Mobile’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is the fourth of this family we’ve seen, after the unlocked version, and iterations for Sprint and AT&T.

Pacquiao foe giving sparmates hell

Manila Bulletin – Nick Giongco – ‎8 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The thunderous fists of Juan Manuel Marquez have been rocking the foundations of Mexico City. “Marquez has been beating up his sparring partners,” said Top Rank chief Bob Arum after receiving reports directly from 

Council takes first step on Palestinian UN bid

IBNLive.com – ‎2 hours ago‎
United Nations: The UN Security Council on Wednesday took its first step on the Palestinian application to join the United Nations by handing it to a committee that will review and assess it in the coming weeks.

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Clean-up begins following Typhoon Nesat

Sky News Australia – ‎32 minutes ago‎
Video for this article is not available as your browser either does not support JavaScript and/or Flash Player 9+ or they are currently disabled in your browser settings.
After the storm TODAYonline

Investments, stronger ties touted as Aquino ends trip

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
PRESIDENT Benigno SC Aquino III returned yesterday evening from a three-day working visit to Japan, which he claimed had resulted in over a billion dollars in new investments and a strengthened “strategic partnership”.

Manila Bay sea wall to have new, modern look

ABS CBN News – Karen Davila – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Waves taller than coconut trees hammered the 2-decade old sea wall in Manila Bay on Tuesday. When the floods receded, authorities found the 750-meter long sea wall destroyed.

Alleged land-grabber, deputy quarrelling

Inquirer.net – Cynthia D. Balana – ‎5 hours ago‎
There’s trouble between the suspected leader of a land-grabbing syndicate who is seeking to gain control of a 23.7-hectare prime property in Quezon City and his deputy.

Parts of Bulacan still under water, placed in state of calamity

GMANews.TV – ‎5 hours ago‎
While Metro Manila recovers and cleans up after Typhoon “Pedring,” other parts of Luzon are still submerged in floodwaters.

Give financial aid to state workers

Journal Online – Ryan Ponce Pacpaco – ‎6 hours ago‎
A VISAYAN lawmaker yesterday said Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad should now work for the immediate release of the second half of state workers’ 13th month pay amid the devastation left by typhoon “Pedring.

Gov’t troops hunt down raiders of banana plantation in Surigao

Tempo – Aaron RecuencoMike U. Crismundo – ‎7 hours ago‎
By AARON RECUENCO & MIKE U. CRISMUNDO BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ordered yesterday its field unit commanders to step up their pursuit operations against New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who harassed rural 

2 human traffickers fall, 11 victims rescued

Minda News – ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Mindanews | Thursday| September 29, 2011 | Filed under: Top Stories ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 September) – The Sea-Base Anti-Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) have arrested two human trafficking suspects and rescued 11 victims in this city, 

Malacañang: You can’t prevent casualties

Inquirer.net – Norman Bordadora – ‎5 hours ago‎
THE DAY AFTER. MMDA personnel use a crane to clean Manila Bay of debris that were washed ashore by strong waves spawned by Typhoon “Pedring” Tuesday, Sept.

4 dead in Ifugao as ‘Pedring’ leaves

Sun.Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
In Ifugao, the Department of Health reported two deaths due to landslides in Barangay Umalbong, while another two deaths were also reported by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, including Linda Humiding and her still 
Ifugao isolated Manila Bulletin

Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu sees dredging as flood solution

Inquirer.net – ‎9 hours ago‎
COTABATO CITY, Philippines—Maguindanao Gov. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu is seeking an P80 million loan to buy a machine to dredge the province’s rivers and tributaries which the governor said was the solution to floods.

Gov’t employees get free train rides Thursday

ABS CBN News – ‎11 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Government employees can avail of free rides at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 and Line 2 on Thursday, in celebration of the 111th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.

13 more poll officers ready to testify, says De Lima

Philippine Star – ‎16 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima today announced that 13 more local election officers are willing to testify in the joint probe of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on the alleged 2004 and 

25 Filipinos help repel pirate attack on ship

Inquirer.net – ‎2 hours ago‎
By Jerry E. Esplanada The 25 Filipino crew members of the Pacific Express, a Cyprus-flagged container ship, helped to successfully repel a pirate attack off the coast of Kenya in East Africa on September 20, according to the Department of Foreign 

Insurgency is ‘main hindrance’ to Eastern Visayas ecotourism

Sun.Star – ‎8 hours ago‎
BABATNGON, Leyte — Insurgency problem in Eastern Visayas was listed as the major stumbling block in the government’s effort to promote ecotourism destinations in the region.

‘Pedring’ leaves P223M in agri damage in Quirino

ABS CBN News – ‎11 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The wrath of Typhoon “Pedring” devastated P223 million worth of agricultural products in Quirino, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said.
“Pedring” batters Quirino province Philippine Information Agency

Avail of insurance, farmers urged

Manila Bulletin – ‎15 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) urged farmers to avail of government’s crop insurance program that would shield them from agriculture-related risks and cover their loses.

Pedring, PAL work stoppage cut short Maguindanao massacre trial

Sun.Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
THE Maguindanao massacre trial lasted only a few hours on Wednesday after a defense lawyer was unable to make it through a flood caused by Typhoon Pedring and a witness’s flight was delayed due to a work stoppage by Philippine Airlines (PAL) ground 

School officials make weather forecasts useless

Inquirer.net – ‎4 hours ago‎
Pagasa is our official weather forecaster. It predicts the coming, the speed, the strength and the direction of a storm or typhoon, as well as the volume of rainwater it will pour upon its landfall.

P1M from GMA’s pork won’t keep scholars in school

Journal Online – Ryan Ponce Pacpaco – ‎6 hours ago‎
A SENIOR leader of the House opposition bloc yesterday complained that the P1 million pork barrel from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of former President now Pampanga lawmaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was not enough to keep his 1500

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Auditors back to Athens as debt crisis hits crunch

Sydney Morning Herald – ‎12 minutes ago‎
Global creditors announced the return of auditors to Greece in a bid to break an impasse over billions of euros in blocked bailout loans Athens needs to avoid default.

Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, Taking on Apple IPad

San Francisco Chronicle – ‎14 minutes ago‎
Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest online retailer, unveiled its Kindle Fire tablet computer, taking aim at Apple Inc.’s bestselling iPad with a device that’s smaller and less than half the price.
Amazon’s new tablet The Economist (blog)

Aquino asks legal team if PAL union can be sued

Inquirer.net – Christian V. EsguerraJerome Aning -‎5 hours ago‎
Thousands of passengers were stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 in Pasay City after Philippine Airlines (PAL) employees staged a walkout early Tuesday.

‘Surprised’ DBP chair sued for graft by bank COO

Inquirer.net – ‎5 hours ago‎
By Daxim L. Lucas Comes now a surprise twist in the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) story of the controversial loan of businessman Roberto Ongpin.

Aboitiz, Marubeni ink $700M deal

Inquirer.net – Amy R. Remo – ‎6 hours ago‎
JOINT VENTURE Abotiz Power Corp. and Japanese firm Marubeni Corp. have signed an MOU for a proposed 400-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Quezon province, which is expected to be completed by 2015.

Pag-IBIG as developer?

Malaya – ‎7 hours ago‎
THE Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) plans to become a builder itself of homes that are not marketable, to augment to the housing needs of the country.

Aquino endorses Brazilian drinks

Inquirer.net – Rigoberto Tiglao – ‎4 hours ago‎
President Aquino last week raved over what he thought was buko juice from our country that is a fad in gyms in the United States. He proudly brandished, the way Madonna did, in press conferences in the US and in Manila the two brands of the 

EU Calling for More Unity in Debt Crisis

Voice of America (blog) – ‎1 hour ago‎
The European Union is calling for more unity to deal with the continent’s debt crisis. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the crisis is a test of Europe’s ability to respond to a challenge and more discipline is needed among the 17 

Shell Philippines Sells LPG Business

Recabanting News – ‎1 hour ago‎
Energy company, Shell Philippines, has announced that it will streamline the company’s operations in the country and sell the local liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business.

Treasury exec says RTB sale set for October

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
A PLANNED retail Treasury bond (RTB) sale will be held next month and arrangers for the issuance could be named by Friday. “We are targeting to conduct the RTB sale within the second or third week of October,” Deputy Treasurer Eduardo S. Mendiola told 

Workers brace up

BusinessWorld Online – Benjamin E. Diokno – ‎5 hours ago‎
The bloodbath at the Philippine stock market continues. After a spectacular fall last Friday, local stocks plummeted further Monday, giving up 165 points, or 4.2%, to end up at 3721 The optimists who, a few months ago, 

Glencore eyes mining joint venture

Manila Bulletin – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Swiss commodities giant Glencore International AG is forming a $2 million Hong Kong-based joint venture company with local mining firms NiHAO Mineral Resources International Inc. and AGP Industrial Corporation.

Agencies prodded anew to step up spending

Malaya – ‎7 hours ago‎
The inter-agency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) is stepping up pressure on line agencies to increase spending in the remaining months of the year.

Country gets $500-M disaster relief credit line

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
A $500-MILLION credit line for emergency relief and post-disaster reconstruction has been signed by the Philippine government and the World Bank.

Gov’t pays slightly more debt by August — Treasury report

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
THE GOVERNMENT’s debt servicing remained steady as of August compared to last year, as a decline in interest payments was offset by increased principal payments in those eight months, data from the Bureau of Treasury showed.

Financial institutions yield increased profit as of June

Inquirer.net – Michelle V. Remo – ‎6 hours ago‎
The combined profit of nonbank financial institutions in the country grew in the first semester as rising income boosted the demand of Filipino individuals and corporate entities for investments.

Senators want proof dole is working

Inquirer.net – Cathy Yamsuan – ‎2 hours ago‎
Senators “satisfied” with the results of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program want proof that children of beneficiary-families remain in school for the program to continue.

Oil resumes downside trend on Europe doubt, swelling inventories

Xinhua – Mu Xuequan – ‎41 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — Crude prices resumed downside trend on Wednesday as investors doubted Europe’s willingness and ability to solve the debt problems and US weekly crude inventories rose fast than expected.

Agency told: List lump sum entry in SUCs’ 2012 budget

Sun.Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
TO RELIEVE fears and doubts against the slash in funding, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) should itemize the lump sum entry in the 2012 budget for state universities and colleges (SUCs), said a lawmaker.

Toshiba moves to expand market share in Philippines

Inquirer.net – Paolo G. Montecillo – ‎6 hours ago‎
Electronics giant Toshiba aims to grow its share in the Philippine consumer electronics market, particularly in the laptop computer, tablet and television segments.
MARKET INFORMATION
   Market Closed
   As of WED SEP 28, 2011 12:10:00 PM
PSE COMPOSITE AND SECTORAL INDICES
VALUE CHANGE % CHG
 PSEi    3,876.12    154.90    4.1626   
 All Shares    2,787.17    86.59    3.2063   
 Financials    875.59    33.63    3.9943   
 Industrial    6,527.73    182.65    2.8786   
 Holding Firms    3,040.43    156.22    5.4164   
 Property    1,341.74    53.27    4.1344   
 Services    1,394.23    37.54    2.767   
 Mining & Oil    19,451.27    1,361.92    7.5288   
MARKET ACTIVITY
   Trades 20162
   Volume 6,468,159,327
   Value 7,059,567,606
   Advances 130
   Declines 33
   Unchanged 22

http://www.pse.com.ph/html/MarketInformation/getstockinfo.jsp

Lotto Game Combinations Draw Date Jackpot Winners
Megalotto 6/45 26-29-36-41-37-11 9/28/2011 12,860,541.00 0
4D Luzon 5-0-9-2 9/28/2011 60,374.00 9
4D Vismin 5-0-9-2 9/28/2011 47,034.00 5
Swertres Lotto 11AM 3-7-6 9/28/2011 4,500.00 143
Swertres Lotto 4PM 0-1-7 9/28/2011 4,500.00 161
Swertres Lotto 9PM 2-4-6 9/28/2011 4,500.00 466
EZ2 Lotto Luzon 9PM 01-03 9/28/2011 4,000.00 365
EZ2 Lotto Vismin 9PM 01-03 9/28/2011 4,000.00 31
EZ2 Lotto 11AM 08-17 9/28/2011 4,000.00 96
EZ2 Lotto 4PM 05-19 9/28/2011 4,000.00 138
Grand Lotto 27-12-07-28-08-21 9/28/2011 72,537,879.60 1

http://www.pcso.gov.ph/lotto-search.aspx

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Chiefs imperil Cardinals’ bid for fourth spot

Philippine Star – Olmin Leyba – ‎6 hours ago‎
St. Benilde’s Luis Sinco slashes through San Beda’s defense made up of (from left) Kyle Pascual, Anjo Caram and Jake Pascual.

PHILIPPINES CLIMBS 8 PLACES TO BREAK INTO TOP 50 IN WORLD BASKETBALL

PhilBoxing.com – Ronnie Nathanielsz – ‎52 minutes ago‎
The Philippines, behind the efforts of the Smart Gilas national team has climbed eight places in the FIBA World Rankings and in so doing has broken into the top 50.

FEU, DLSU sweep table tennis

Tempo – ‎1 hour ago‎
Manila, Philippines – FAR Eastern University (FEU) swept the men’s first round and so did De La Salle in the women’s section to tow the field after the first round of hostilities of UAAP Season 74 table tennis at the Blue Eagle Gym over the weekend.

Pacquiao-Marquez: Roach doesn’t want Manny to be nice on November 12th

BoxingNews24.com – ‎4 hours ago‎
By Chris Williams: Freddie Roach feels that Manny Pacquiao has become too compassionate lately in fights against Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley.

Weiss wary Azkals still lack cohesion

Philippine Star – Olmin Leyba – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Azkals coach Michael Weiss expressed guarded optimism of Phl XI’s chances in the Long Teng Cup in Kaohsiung, Chinese-Taipei, noting how far from being one 

Fernando-led team rules Sherwoods’ pro-am event

GMANews.TV – ‎7 hours ago‎
TRECE MARTIREZ, Cavite—Exactly one day after typhoon Pedring showed its might, the ICTSI-Philippine Golf Tour pushed through with the P1-million Sherwood Classic pro-am tournament with the team of Mhark Fernando and amateurs Alex Santos, 

Arellano trips Mapua, splits season series over Cardinals

GMANews.TV – Reuben Terrado – ‎7 hours ago‎
Since Leo Isaac took over as Arellano University’s coach in 2010 his Chiefs has split their season series over the Mapua Cardinals.

Controversial referee to call shots in Nietes vs Hilares

ABS CBN News – ‎8 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Controversial boxing referee Joe Cortez will be calling the shots in the title bout between Filipino champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and light flyweight titlist Ramon Garcia Hilares.

Saludar strikes

Tempo – ‎5 hours ago‎
BAKU, Azerbaijan – Guangzhou Asian Games gold medalist Rey Saludar made it 2-0 for the PLDTABAP national team in the World Boxing Championships at the Hayder Aliyev Stadium here.

Carlos Tevez situation has potential for being a legal minefield that 

Telegraph.co.uk – Paul Kelso – ‎13 minutes ago‎
By refusing to play against Bayern Munich Carlos Tévez is clearly in breach of his contract with the club, according to Clause 3.1 of the standard Premier League contract.
Manchester City suspends Carlos Tevez San Francisco Chronicle

Calderon LBC Ronda’s new leader

Philippine Star – Joey Villar – ‎6 hours ago‎
Lloyd Lucien Reynante of Team 7-11/RTS Racing expresses his jubilation after a solo finish in the third stage of LBC Ronda Pilipinas in Caticlan, Aklan.
Reynante sizzles Manila Bulletin

Frenzied finish on deck: 4 teams, but only 2 spots

San Francisco Chronicle – Ben WalkerRonald Blum -‎14 minutes ago‎
Patrick Semansky / AP Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon reacts after Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones grounded out to end a baseball game Tuesday, Sept.

Rugby World Cup 2011: Martin Johnson’s team must take emotion out of the 

Telegraph.co.uk – Brian Moore – ‎16 minutes ago‎
You may think it unnecessary for Martin Johnson to stress that England’s final pool game against Scotland on Saturday will be bigger than any Six Nations match.

China takes FIBA Asia, NBA to resume talks today

Examiner.com – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
Washington Wizards forward Yi Jianlian scored the game-winning free throw Sunday as China defeated Jordan 70-69, which gave China the rights to the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship.

NBA lockout heads to key stretch this weekend

San Francisco Chronicle – Brian Mahoney,Tim Reynolds – ‎15 minutes ago‎
NBA owners and players will meet Friday and perhaps through the weekend, with Commissioner David Stern warning there are “enormous consequences at play” as the sides try to preserve an on-time start to the season.

Floyd calls Ortiz ‘Victoria’

ABS CBN News – ‎18 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. bashed Victor Ortiz for seeking a rematch following their controversial bout two weeks ago.

Sculptor to create work for Olympics

This is Wiltshire.co.uk – Matthew Edwards -‎3 hours ago‎
A FORMER soldier who turned to his love of art after he was nearly paralysed in an accident is now looking to fulfil an Olympic challenge.
On sked for Olympics Philippine Star

Will Go Teng Kok boycott SEA Games?

Inquirer.net – Beth Celis – ‎8 hours ago‎
NBA legend and 10-time All-Star Clyde Drexler said he has always wanted to come to the Philippines. “I’ve heard so many good things about this country and its warm hospitable people from fellow NBA cagers and from friends who have come 

BARKER VOWS TO SHOCK MARTINEZ

PhilBoxing.com – Ronnie Nathanielsz – ‎52 minutes ago‎
Pointing out that he is bigger and stronger than Martinez, Barker who is ranked No. 3 in the world by the WBC said he plans to make his size count and promises to shock the champion who keeps talking about the other fights he 

EMS to host annual Club Day

Manchester Journal – ‎2 hours ago‎
MANCHESTER – Twice a year Eastern Mountain Sports hosts some of the area’s outdoor clubs and organizations. This fall, on Friday, Sept.

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Clean-up begins following Typhoon Nesat

Sky News Australia – ‎32 minutes ago‎
Video for this article is not available as your browser either does not support JavaScript and/or Flash Player 9+ or they are currently disabled in your browser settings.
After the storm TODAYonline

WSJ urges Najib to ‘double down’ on reforms to win general election

TODAYonline – ‎1 hour ago‎
by Agencies KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak must shed his flip-flop image and commit to reforms if he intends to carry the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to victory in the next 
Najib likely to press ahead with 2012 polls Business Times (subscription)
Najib the Reformer Wall Street Journal

Singapore now has 5.18 million people

TODAYonline – ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE – The Republic’s total population hit 5.18 million as at the end of June, an increase of 107000 compared to last year.

Nazism in our brainwashed upbringing

Bangkok Post – ‎2 hours ago‎
Who is not shocked to see teenage girl students happily dressing up in full Nazi regalia, outfitting themselves as Adolf Hitler and SS Guards to celebrate their Sports Day _ totally unaware that they were also celebrating the world’s murderers who 

Investments, stronger ties touted as Aquino ends trip

BusinessWorld Online – ‎5 hours ago‎
PRESIDENT Benigno SC Aquino III returned yesterday evening from a three-day working visit to Japan, which he claimed had resulted in over a billion dollars in new investments and a strengthened “strategic partnership”.

Asean Urged To Implement Existing Resolutions Instead Of Creating New Ones

Bernama – Manik Mehta – ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Sept 28 (Bernama) — Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa has urged Asean to concentrate on implementing existing resolutions already passed by the member states rather than pass new ones with slight modifications to 

Lee Kuan Yew: Goh Chok Tong was responsible for the arrest of the ‘Marxist

The Online Citizen (blog) – ‎6 hours ago‎
Mr Lee Kuan Yew says that Mr Goh Chok Tong and team were responsible for the arrest of the ‘Marxist Conspirators’ and for restricting the circulation of the foreign press.

Ferry stampede kills 8

News24 – ‎10 hours ago‎
Jakarta – A stampede on a docked ferry in Indonesia’s East Java left at least eight dead and dozens injured, an official said on Wednesday.

Two-thirds of Thailand cabinet are millionaires

The Guardian – ‎8 hours ago‎
AP Two-thirds of Thailand’s cabinet are millionaires, including PM Yingluck Shinawatra, whose assets include seven Hermès handbags.

Empire Shopping Gallery Temporarily Closed

Bernama – ‎9 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) – Empire Shopping Gallery has been temporarily closed to the public until a report on what caused the explosion is completed.

New York diplomatic parking fine scandal embarrasses Indonesia

DigitalJournal.com – Katerina Nikolas – ‎9 hours ago‎
Jakarta – Indonesia has run up parking fines to the tune of $725000 in New York, causing a national scandal. Whilst many are embarrassed by the way this affects the nation’s image, others are quick to blame New York for not 

Manila Bay sea wall to have new, modern look

ABS CBN News – Karen Davila – ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Waves taller than coconut trees hammered the 2-decade old sea wall in Manila Bay on Tuesday. When the floods receded, authorities found the 750-meter long sea wall destroyed.

President vows to balance economic, conservation plans

Jakarta Post – ‎21 hours ago‎
Amid the rapid expansion of plantations and mining activities in forest areas, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has vowed to both sustain the environment and eradicate poverty.

4 troops killed in Narathiwat school attack

Bangkok Post – ‎3 hours ago‎
Four soldiers were killed while one other and a student were wounded when they came under attack in front of a school in Narathiwat province yesterday.

Alleged land-grabber, deputy quarrelling

Inquirer.net – Cynthia D. Balana – ‎5 hours ago‎
There’s trouble between the suspected leader of a land-grabbing syndicate who is seeking to gain control of a 23.7-hectare prime property in Quezon City and his deputy.

UN expert calls on Cambodia to amend draft NGO law

The Guardian – ‎5 hours ago‎
Transporting bananas in Phnom Penh. Cambodia is a major aid recipient, but the proposed NGO law could affect support. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP The UN special rapporteur on Cambodia has called on the government to change its draft law on NGOs, 

NSF gets fine, driving ban for platoon mate’s death

Channel News Asia – ‎33 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE: A full-time National Serviceman who caused the death of another NSF in January was fined S$3000 and banned from driving for three years.

Seach for two missing Singaporeans continues today

TODAYonline – Evelyn Choo – ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE – Search and rescue operations for two Singaporeans missing in the waters around Pulau Aur have been extended till today, five days after the boat they were on sank following a collision with a tanker.
Mersing search extended Channel News Asia
Two missing in boat mishap Pakistan Observer

Avail of insurance, farmers urged

Manila Bulletin – ‎15 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) urged farmers to avail of government’s crop insurance program that would shield them from agriculture-related risks and cover their loses.

KPK Is ‘Childish,’ Says Indonesian House Member

Jakarta Globe – Anita RachmanDessy Sagita -‎5 hours ago‎
House Budget Committee Chairman Melchias Marcus Mekeng after meeting with House leaders on Wednesday. (Antara Photo/Andika Wahyu) In the latest twist in a tiff between the House of Representatives’ Budget Committee and the Corruption Eradication 

 

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Obama’s UN speech boosts rating in Israel

The Daily Star – ‎14 minutes ago‎
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: US President Barack Obama’s popularity has risen sharply in Israel after he spoke out forcibly against a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations last week, according to a poll published by the Jerusalem Post Wednesday.

The Syrian intifada, a grim update

The Daily Star – Michael Young – ‎13 minutes ago‎
Six months into its uprising, Syria is facing ruinous stalemate. President Bashar Assad can thank his late father, Hafez, for having first installed the magnificent engine of repression that guarantees his political survival.
At UN, Syria sanctions falter Washington Post (blog)

Libya’s NTC thinks Gaddafi hiding near Algeria

Reuters UK – Joseph LoganSherine El Madany -‎35 minutes ago‎
SIRTE, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Libya’s new rulers have said they believe fugitive former leader Muammar Gaddafi is being shielded by nomadic tribesmen in the desert near the Algerian border, while his followers fend

Why Pakistan supports the Haqqani network: Fear for its own security

MiamiHerald.com – Saeed Shah – ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD — To American officials, the Haqqani network is a criminal syndicate with al-Qaida and Taliban ties that is frequently responsible for deadly attacks on US troops in Afghanistan.

Putin denies aiding oil trader

Financial Times – Catherine Belton – ‎57 minutes ago‎
Vladimir Putin has addressed for the first time one of the strongest allegations of cronyism against him, denying suggestions that he aided the rise of the Gunvor oil trader owned by an ally that became the world’s third biggest.

Japan Hosts ASEAN Delegates Seeking to Solve Maritime Disputes

Voice of America (blog) – ‎1 hour ago‎
Japan on Wednesday hosted delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for talks on simmering tensions in the South China Sea.

Two subway trains rear-end in Shanghai, over 40 injured

Xinhua – Deng Shasha – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
SHANGHAI, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — A subway train rear-ended another Tuesday afternoon in Shanghai, leaving more than 40 passengers injured, the subway operator said.

Ferry stampede kills 8

News24 – ‎10 hours ago‎
Jakarta – A stampede on a docked ferry in Indonesia’s East Java left at least eight dead and dozens injured, an official said on Wednesday.

Nazism in our brainwashed upbringing

Bangkok Post – ‎2 hours ago‎
Who is not shocked to see teenage girl students happily dressing up in full Nazi regalia, outfitting themselves as Adolf Hitler and SS Guards to celebrate their Sports Day _ totally unaware that they were also celebrating the world’s murderers who 

Beijing says US-Taiwan arms deal to damage Sino-US military ties

Pakistan Daily Times – ‎3 minutes ago‎
BEIJING: Beijing said Wednesday Washington’s decision to upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 fighters would damage military ties between the United States and China, impacting military exchanges and high-level visits.
Rethinking Taiwan’s Defense Wall Street Journal

Tribes, military blamed for hijacking Yemen revolt

Boston Globe – Hamza HendawiAhmed Al-Haj -‎1 hour ago‎
Yemeni men inspect the site of a suicide attack aimed at the convoy of Yemen’s defense minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed in the southern city of Aden, Yemen Tuesday, Sept.

Egypt’s Islamists demand changes to election law

Atlanta Journal Constitution – ‎40 minutes ago‎
AP CAIRO – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is turning up the pressure on the country’s military rulers to change a new election law, even holding out the possibility of boycotting upcoming parliamentary elections unless the bill is amended.

4 troops killed in Narathiwat school attack

Bangkok Post – ‎3 hours ago‎
Four soldiers were killed while one other and a student were wounded when they came under attack in front of a school in Narathiwat province yesterday.

US twisted Seoul’s arm in drone deal

Asia Times Online – Sunny Lee – ‎14 hours ago‎
BEIJING – An investigation of leaked United States diplomatic cables surrounding the planned sale of US surveillance drones to South Korea reveals that Washington has exerted considerable diplomatic pressure to smooth the deal, 

Canary Islands after earthquake triggers volacano fears

Herald Sun – ‎3 hours ago‎
POLICE have moved residents and tourists from houses at the foot of a volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands after a growing series of earthquakes raised fears of an eruption.

Sahali reveals vision for Tawi-Tawi

Manila Bulletin – Nonoy E. Lacson – ‎18 hours ago‎
BONGAO, Philippines— The culmination of the celebration of the 38th anniversary of this province, dubbed “Kamahardikaan Tawi-Tawi,” was highlighted Tuesday with the revelation of Governor Sadikul Sahali’s vision of progress and 

Chicago declares ‘Fil-Am History Month’

Tempo – ‎6 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines – The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago in the United States have declared October as Filipino-American History Month.

‘Pedring’ kills 7 in CL

Sun.Star – Charlene CayabyabIan Ocampo Flora – ‎8 hours ago‎
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Tropical Storm Pedring claimed the lives of seven and left three individuals missing in separate incidents in Central Luzon.

Slovak Coalition Is Near Agreement on EFSF, Lawmaker Says

Bloomberg – Radoslav Tomek – ‎36 minutes ago‎
Slovakia’s ruling coalition is close to approving the overhaul of Europe’s financial-rescue fund, a lawmaker for the governing Freedom and Solidarity party told TV Markiza.

Would Obama’s jobs plan help avoid a recession?

Christian Science Monitor – Mark Trumbull -‎17 minutes ago‎
Economists from 28 firms offered estimates about the jobs plan to Bloomberg News. They disagreed on how effective it would be – and the cost could be high.

 

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Man ignores shark warning, loses legs

The Australian – ‎30 minutes ago‎
A SWIMMER who ignored a shark warning at a closed Cape Town beach has lost his legs when a great white attacked him, authorities said.

VIDEO: Chinese space station step closer

BBC News – ‎1 hour ago‎
China is scheduled to launch a rocket marking its first step towards building its own space station. Preparations are under way for the launch of Tiangong 1 at the launching pad in the Gobi Desert.

Fried egg nebula: European telescope captures image of monster star [VIDEO]

Christian Science Monitor – ‎47 minutes ago‎
Fried egg nebula: The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has spotted a massive yellow hypergiant star surrounded by a dusty double shell, prompting astronomers to think of breakfast.

Another dead satellite will crash into Earth

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) – ‎1 hour ago‎
NASA says the defunct UARS satellite that went missing after burning through the Earth’s atmosphere last week ended up crash landing in the South Pacific near Christmas Island.

Large sunspot to soon face Earth

Houston Chronicle (blog) – ‎2 hours ago‎
No, Katy needn’t evacuate, but some astronomers are closely watching the skies for possible solar storms. Rice University astrophysicist David Alexander notes that a large sunspot that is slowly rotating toward Earth and could produce potentially 

Let there be light

Times of India – ‎2 hours ago‎
News that an experiment at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the giant particle accelerator near Geneva, has obtained results at odds with Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity has the scientific world abuzz with consternation.

Kayaker is dragged a mile after hooking 6ft shark on fishing line off coast of 

Mirror.co.uk – Martin Newman – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
A CANOEIST told yesterday how he caught a 6ft shark with his fishing rod in an epic battle. Rupert Kirkwood, 51, was angling off north Devon when he hooked the monster and was towed a mile out to sea in his 

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Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, Taking on Apple IPad

San Francisco Chronicle – ‎15 minutes ago‎
Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest online retailer, unveiled its Kindle Fire tablet computer, taking aim at Apple Inc.’s bestselling iPad with a device that’s smaller and less than half the price.
Amazon’s new tablet The Economist (blog)

CNET readers react to the iPod’s possible demise

CNET – Don Reisinger – ‎8 hours ago‎
CNET senior editor Donald Bell discussed that possibility yesterday, saying that he’s “a little worried for the iPod.” He pointed out that the iPod has been surviving in the shadow of the iPhone and iPad, and as time goes on, the portable media players 

Samsung brings Galaxy Tab 8.9 to the US, despite lawsuits

Christian Science Monitor – Jeff Ward-Bailey -‎6 hours ago‎
Samsung trots the Galaxy Tab 8.9, in 16GB and 32GB flavors. But Samsung has also drawn Apple’s ire – and that might affect its ability to do business.

Apple Confirms IPhone 5 Event on October 4

Forbes – ‎2 hours ago‎
Since 2001, we’ve been educating millions of monthly readers about mobile technology and its effect on the world. Regularly recognized as an authority in the industry, we’re often cited as experts in major media outlets such as the New York Times, 

Tropical Storm Nalgae Takes Aim At The Philippines

iWeather Online – Mark Dunphy – ‎2 hours ago‎
This visible image of Tropical Storm Nalgae was captured by the AIRS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite on Sept. 28 at 03:53 UTC.
NASA: it rained so hard the oceans fell The Vancouver Observer (blog)

Google+ Catching Up with LinkedIn, MySpace

Sci-Tech Today – Jennifer LeClaire – ‎1 hour ago‎
If you think Facebook makes changes quickly, consider the evolution of Google+. Google+ was in field trial for just under 90 days, and during that time 91 changes were made to the social network, like the ability to share circles, 

It only takes $26 to hack a voting machine

msnbc.com – Matt Liebowitz – ‎29 minutes ago‎
A voter access card is inserted into an electronic voting machine during a demonstration at the Registrars-Recorder/County Clerk’s headquarters in Norwalk, Calif.

Most Trusted Brands 2011: Nokia slips from the top spot

Economic Times – Ravi Balakrishnan – ‎5 hours ago‎
Nokia’s dream run at the top of the charts has come to an end. After being voted India’s Most Trusted Brand three years in a row, the Finnish cellphone manufacturer slips to No.

Jey Leno Checks Out 2012 Lamborghini Aventador [Video]

autoevolution – ‎6 hours ago‎
The first Aventadors are gradually reaching their respective owners, and the new supercar manages to impress everyone. But it takes a true car fanatic to bring out all that’s good about the replacement for the mighty Murcielago.

The Strange Case of a New iPhone 5 Case Rumor

The iPhone 5 News Blog (blog) – Michael Nace -‎5 hours ago‎
An Asian iPhone 5 rumor blog is reporting that Foxconn “lost” an iPhone 5 prototype in China, leading to a flurry of iPhone 5 cases revealed ahead of the product’s launch.

Google Cries Extortion Over Microsoft’s Android Tactics (GOOG, MSFT)

San Francisco Chronicle – Matt Rosoff -‎15 minutes ago‎
This is the same tactic we’ve seen time and again from Microsoft. Failing to succeed in the smartphone market, they are resorting to legal measures to extort profit from others’ achievements and hinder the pace of innovation.

Mango is a sweet upgrade for Windows Phone 7

USA Today – Edward C. Baig – ‎6 minutes ago‎
A year or so after Microsoft gave the boot to its creaky Windows Mobile software in favor of Windows Phone 7, the revamped operating system for smartphones still seems radically fresh.

Facebook to Fix Tracking Cookies

Forbes – ‎2 hours ago‎
Since 2001, we’ve been educating millions of monthly readers about mobile technology and its effect on the world. Regularly recognized as an authority in the industry, we’re often cited as experts in major media outlets such as the New York Times, 

T-Mobile Sides With Samsung in Apple Patent War

PC Magazine – Sara Yin – ‎36 minutes ago‎
Days after Verizon decided to voice its support for Samsung in an ongoing patent dispute against Apple, T-Mobile has filed a similar brief, asking a judge to block Apple’s request for a ban on Samsung Galaxy products.

Google antes up $200 million for new data centers in Asia.

ITworld.com – Beth Bacheldor – ‎1 hour ago‎
The company has plans to build three new facilities in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. By Beth Bacheldor Add a new comment September 28, 2011, 5:20 PM – Google is taking its Asia expansion strategy to the next level.

Linux Foundation merges MeeGo into Tizen

Register – ‎9 minutes ago‎
The Linux Foundation has officially put MeeGo on the back burner and is working towards a new open source OS called Tizen, which will have a greater emphasis on HTML5 support.

OnStar backs down over GPS tracking of ex-customers

Register – ‎2 hours ago‎
OnStar has backed down from a proposed change in its terms and conditions that would have seen the vehicle info system collecting car monitoring data on former customers.

Mozilla puts Firefox 7 on memory diet, patches 11 bugs

Computerworld – Gregg Keizer – ‎2 hours ago‎
Computerworld – Mozilla yesterday patched 11 vulnerabilities in the desktop edition of Firefox as it upgraded the browser to version 7. The company has batted a thousand so far in its rapid release schedule: Firefox 7 marks the third 

TRAI-ing times for the youth

Times of India – ‎2 hours ago‎
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) 100 SMSes-per-day rule has been successfully activated, and even the traffic police now can’t send out traffic updates post this rule.

Daily iPad App: Cars

tuaw.com – Mel Martin – ‎1 hour ago‎
Cars.com launched a free iPad app called Cars to help you find your next car with your iPad. The app features reviews from the Cars.

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Q&A: Key Answers About Listeria In Fruit

NPR – ‎24 minutes ago‎
by AP A: Listeria is a hardy bacteria found in soil and water that can be carried by animals. It is often found in processed meats because it can contaminate a processing facility and stay there for a long period of time.

Motorists told to use seatbelts, helmets

Visayan Daily Star – ‎18 hours ago‎
MANILA – The Department of Health has advised motorists to use seatbelts and motorcycle riders to wear helmets at all times for their safety and protection, especially at accidents peak from 4 pm to 7:59 pm.

Zambo Rep files P400M HIV-AIDS bill

Philippine Information Agency – Jocelyn P. Alvarez – ‎13 hours ago‎
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 28, (PIA) — To boost implementation of anti HIV-AIDS program in the country, House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Beng Climaco filed House Bill (HB) 5312 in Congress seeking a Php400 Million allotment for the 

Treatment for advanced ovarian cancer receives positive opinion

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
BASEL, Switzerland – Roche has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for the use of bevacizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) as a front-line 
Avastin drug withdrawn Optician Online

HIV Treatments Block Virus From Suppressing Immune System

ThirdAge – Claire Shefchik – ‎13 minutes ago‎
HIV treatments that lower the virus’s ability to suppress the immune system may be on the way, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Kerala turns capital of coronary heart ailments

Gulf Times – Ashraf Padanna – ‎50 minutes ago‎
Kerala has become the capital of heart diseases in India and 110 people die of the disease every day, according to studies conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), World Health Organisation (WHO) and Cardiological Society of India’s 

Global Study: More Young People Are Having Unsafe Sex

TheBody.com – Kellee Terrell – ‎3 hours ago‎
Reuters reported that a study conducted to commemorate World Contraception Day has found that not only are more and more young people around the world having unprotected sex, but they don’t have enough knowledge about safer sex and 

Canada boy, treated in US after hospital refuses, dies

Reuters Canada – Bruce Olson – ‎34 minutes ago‎
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – A 20-month-old Canadian boy with an incurable neurological disorder whose life was extended in the United States after a Canadian hospital declined further treatment, has died at his Ontario home, a family spokesman 

Pink Pearl flags off cancer awareness campaign

Vanguard – Chioma Obinna – ‎1 hour ago‎
AS Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s breast Cancer month, Pink Pearl Foundation has flagged-off a month-long awareness campaign on breast cancer in the Niger Delta region.
Beauty: Think pink New Zealand Herald

Judge says the preservation of life is key

BBC News – Fergus Walsh – ‎2 hours ago‎
On the face of it, the decision by a High Court judge in the case of M is no surprise – few would have expected a ruling to allow a patient with any level of consciousness and feeling to die.

Prehypertension heightens risk for stroke, study suggests

CBS News – David W Freeman – ‎19 minutes ago‎
(CBS) It’s no secret that having high blood pressure raises the risk for stroke. Now the authors of a new study say stroke risk may be dramatically elevated even for the one in three Americans whose blood pressure is only slightly elevated – a 

Jab may make HIV ‘minor infection’

Vancouver Sun – Stephen Adams – ‎27 minutes ago‎
A Kenyan woman prepares ribbons ahead of World Aids Day at Beacon of Hope centre, a non-government organization formed to address women’s problem of HIV/AIDS in Nairobi, 

Diabetes again linked to colon cancer

Stuff.co.nz – ‎1 hour ago‎
A new research review confirms that people with diabetes have an increased risk of colon cancer – but the reasons for the connection, and what should be done about it, remain unclear.

Coffee Linked With Reduced Depression Risk In Women

ThirdAge – Ed Carrasco – ‎1 hour ago‎
Coffee may reduce the risk of depression in women, according to a study reported by Reuters. The study pointed out that women who drank two or three cups of caffeinated coffee were 15-20 percent less likely to have depression as opposed to women who 
Full of Beans Hindustan Times

Source of stronger immunity in women probed

CBC.ca – ‎1 hour ago‎
Beginning of Story Content Women may have stronger immune systems than men thanks to their second X chromosome, scientists suggest.

Popular herbal supplement used to treat prostate pain ‘does not work’, say experts

Daily Mail – Jenny Hope – ‎1 hour ago‎
A popular herbal supplement bought by men to relieve discomfort caused by an enlarged prostate does not work, say researchers. Thousands of men take the remedy saw palmetto, which comes from the fruit of a type of palm tree, 

Common painkillers linked to cardiovascular problems

Globe and Mail – carly weeks – ‎1 hour ago‎
Common painkilling non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are linked to a higher risk of serious cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks, in some individuals, new research has found.

Creator of the pacemaker dead at 92

UPI.com – ‎1 hour ago‎
BUFFALO, NY, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Wilson Greatbatch, creator of the implantable pacemaker, which saved the lives of millions, died in his home near Buffalo, NY, his daughter said.

Two-faced cat sets ‘Janus’ record

Stuff.co.nz – Zach Howard – ‎13 minutes ago‎
THE ‘JANUS’ CAT: A cat with two faces that has become the world’s longest surviving so called “janus” feline at 12 years of age.
Cat with two faces sets world record Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

 

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Jackson kids in shock as medic pumped star: witness

Ninemsn – ‎12 minutes ago‎
Michael Jackson’s head of security recounted Wednesday how the star’s children crumpled in shock, as they saw their apparently dead father being given heart massage in his bedroom.

Anne Curtis won’t leave ABS-CBN

ABS CBN News – ‎9 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Actress-host Anne Curtis belied rumors that she is planning to transfer to another network by next year. “Not true.

Anne and Cristine ‘switch’ roles

Tempo – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
“MMK” as in “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” the long-running and top-rating drama anthology on ABS-CBN hosted by Charo Santos. No, not all.

Friends with Benefits

Baltic Times – Laurence Boyce – ‎9 hours ago‎
There are so many romantic comedies nowadays that “Friends with Benefits” is a romantic comedy about how life is not like a romantic comedy.

Leisha Hailey removed from plane for ‘cursing, not kissing’

San Francisco Chronicle (blog) – ‎17 minutes ago‎
Executives at Southwest Airlines have investigated Leisha Hailey’s removal from a flight on Monday and concluded she was not kicked off for kissing her girlfriend, but for swearing at cabin staff.

Warrior, Emotionally rich drama about brawling brothers is a knockout

Wilson County News – ‎3 hours ago‎
Watching two guys beat each other senseless might not be your idea of a great night out, but don’t dismiss “Warrior” because it happens to be set in the pulverizing world of mixed martial arts.
‘Burg Night Out @ The Movies: Warrior i love the ‘burg! Downtown St. Pete

Fire breaks out in Barangay Sacred Heart in Quezon City

Inquirer.net – Jamie Marie Elona – ‎12 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines—Fire broke out in a residential area in Barangay Sacred Heart, 4 th district, Quezon City, Wednesday afternoon, QC Fire Protection Office said.

Jon Katz on ‘Finding Peace When Pets Die’

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) – Jim Higgins -‎7 hours ago‎
Popular author Jon Katz has written many books about dogs. His new one is a book that none of us may be eager to read, but many of us who own pets might benefit from.

‘Breaking Dawn’ soundtrack revealed

TheCelebrityCafe.com – Deborah Kim – ‎2 hours ago‎
Breaking Dawn Part 1 is right around the corner, but fans can get their fix with the movie’s soundtrack. MTV reported the list is out and includes songs from Theophilus London, the Joy Formidable, Iron & Wine, Christina Perri, the Noisettes, 

STAGE TUBE: WICKED Preps for Singapore Premiere – Promo Video Released!

Broadway World – Oliver Oliveros – ‎1 hour ago‎
One of Broadway’s current blockbusters, Wicked, will premiere at the Grand Theater, which is located within Marina Bay Sands, on December 7; its limited engagement season will run until January 29, 2012.

Cortez: The Power of Two

Sun.Star – Jaime V. Cortez – ‎8 hours ago‎
IN THE 18th chapter of Matthew, we find the famous lines of our Lord Jesus when he said: “Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Red Mango for fro-yo on the go

Yes! Weekly – Brian Clarey – ‎7 hours ago‎
The toppings at Red Mango – fruit, candy, nuts and sugar-sweetened cereal among them – are always fresh. The frozen yogurt is pretty great, too.
The original fro-yo Manila Standard Today

A Singapore weekend with superstar chefs

Philippine Star – ‎6 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Singapore was always on my list when it came to food trips. It’s an easily accessible place via a quick plane ride, great hotels, and most of all amazing local eats everywhere.

Giuliana and Bill, “A New Addition To The Family”: a restaurant, a clothing 

TV Geek Army – Frances Seda – ‎Sep 27, 2011‎
(S0411) On the season finale of Giuliana and Bill many of the scenarios that arose throughout the season come full circle. Giuliana debuts a few pieces of her upcoming clothing line to her friends and their reviews aren’t really what she was hoping for 

The feast of archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Rafael Thrusday

Manila Bulletin – ‎8 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Thursday’s liturgy celebrates the important roles of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael in the divine plan of salvation.

Pinoy photographers to hold Mount Pinatubo exhibit in US

GMANews.TV – ‎12 hours ago‎
A group of Filipino photojournalists, who covered and survived the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991, will hold in San Francisco in the United States a “Mount Pinatubo@20 Photo Exhibit” or 20 years after what was called the “volcanic eruption of the 

Dries Van Noten is Paris fashion week’s crown prints with this arty collection

The Guardian – ‎2 hours ago‎
Dries Van Noten’s spring-summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection, shown in Paris on 28 September, featured photographic prints. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP Dries Van Noten is not the kind of designer to shout about next season’s trends to his loyal 
The Daily Shoe | Dries Van Noten New York Times (blog)

City officials want people off Zilker Park’s lawn

KVUE – ‎5 hours ago‎
by KVUE News AUSTIN– City officials want people to stay off of Zilker Park’s Great Lawn for the next two days. The announcement was made almost two weeks after the Austin City Limits Festival took place there.
Austin City Limits hotpress.com (subscription)

Wine and Dine Half Marathon ‘Finish Line Party’ to Feature Attractions and New 

Stitch Kingdom (blog) – ‎1 hour ago‎
A capacity field of runners will experience new food and wine options as well as have exclusive access to signature Disney attractions for the first time at the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Sept.


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