Upon hearing his statement about his “natural instinct for science,” netizens were once again quick to react. “Believing in a ‘natural instinct for science’ is anathema to everything science is.”There is no "natural instinct for science." Believing in a "natural instinct for science" is anathema to everything science is — Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) October 17, 2018“Now, he also never spoke to his uncle about climate change. (@CatherineQ) may have used Trump’s statement against him as she shared a photo of him glaring up while the Lunar Eclipse happened. Donald Trump: “I have a natural instinct for science” Also Donald Trump: pic.twitter.com/qQ3KBMCJ6g — Catherine Q.
October 20, 2018 05:39 UTC
SALEM, Massachusetts — A Massachusetts man who police dubbed the “Brazen Botanist” after he was captured on a surveillance camera stealing plants from a porch has pleaded guilty. The Salem News reports 43-year-old Joseph Gardner was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail. ADVERTISEMENTPolice say a man was seen on a doorbell camera taking hanging plants from a Salem home at around 1:30 a.m. on May 16. Tips to police lead them to Gardner’s girlfriend’s home where they found two of the three missing plants. Gardner’s attorney says he had been working as a landscaper before his arrest.
October 20, 2018 05:26 UTC
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—A candidate for councilor of San Antonio town in Nueva Ecija was shot dead near his house on Friday afternoon (Oct. 19), police said on Saturday (Oct. 20). Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police chief said victim Allan Joson was shot dead by the still unidentified assassin in Barangay (village) Julo. ADVERTISEMENTCorpus said the gunman fled aboard motorcycle following the shooting. Corpus did not say if politics was behind Joson’s murder.
October 20, 2018 05:03 UTC
DAVAO CITY—An executive of a processed food company was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Tagum City, Davao del Norte on Friday, police on Saturday said. The undetermined number of assailants fled as the victim was rushed by members of the city disaster risk reduction management council (CDRRMO) to the Davao Regional Medical Center. Attending physicians declared Gallardo dead upon arrival. Driz said police recovered at the scene of the crime two slugs and seven empty shell casings from a caliber .45 pistol. An investigation into the incident was now being conducted, the police official said.
October 20, 2018 04:30 UTC
British royals give gift of dignity to Australia’s war dead 31 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, brought the gift of dignity to Australia’s war veterans on Saturday, laying a wreath for those who died at an Anzac war memorial. The memorial, in Sydney’s Hyde Park, was first opened in 1934 by Harry’s great, great uncle and namesake, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex toured the upgraded memorial before attending the opening ceremony alongside Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other dignitaries. Later on Saturday they are due to attend the first day of the Invictus Games on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island.
October 20, 2018 01:30 UTC
Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change 73 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy ReutersSKOPJE (Reuters) – Macedonia’s parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country’s name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved. A referendum on the agreement failed to pass the turnout threshold of 50 percent, leaving it up to the Skopje parliament to settle the issue. Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, who heads a small right-wing party that props up the government in the legislature, has threatened to quit the coalition if the Greek vote goes ahead. “A great day for democracy in Skopje,” Johannes Hahn, the EU’s commissioner in charge of enlargement, wrote on his Twitter account.
October 20, 2018 01:18 UTC
BIG-TIME ROLLBACK: P2/liter price cut on gas, P0.90 on diesel 20 SHARES Share it! Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. led the price cut ahead of the pack starting 6 a.m. yesterday. Pump prices of diesel products, on the other hand, were similarly reduced by P0.90 per liter, according to the pricing advisories of the oil companies. For Filipino consumers, the big-time rollback is a much-needed financial relief after 10 weeks of price hikes. Global market forecasts have been mixed in the past weeks – with the oil producers signaling a menacing price climb to US$100 per barrel.
October 20, 2018 01:18 UTC
Filipinos give ‘good, ‘satisfactory’ ratings to Supreme Court, Senate, Cabinet, House – SWS survey 90 SHARES Share it! The resulting net satisfaction ratings (percent satisfied minus percent dissatisfied) were good in all branches: +48 for the Senate, +36 for the House of Representatives, +31 for the Supreme Court, and +32 for the Cabinet. It stayed good among 35-44-year-olds, among 45-54-year-olds and 55-year-olds and above, ranging from +41 to +48. The improvement in the overall net satisfaction rating of the Supreme Court was due to increases in all areas. In the Visayas, it improved from moderate to good by 15 points, and stayed moderate in Mindanao up by four points.
October 20, 2018 01:07 UTC
Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia coast: EU force 3 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy ReutersNAIROBI (Reuters) – Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia’s coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday. On Tuesday, pirates approached and opened fire at the Hong Kong-flagged MV KSL freighter 340 nautical miles off Somalia, but private security guards aboard the ship acted quickly to foil the attack, EUNAVOR said in a statement. The last reported attack off Somalia’s coast was in February, when guards aboard a Singaporean-flagged chemical tanker repulsed pirates who had shot at it. Attacks dramatically subsided after several foreign navies, including from the EU and China, began regular anti-piracy patrols in the area.
October 20, 2018 01:07 UTC
At least 60 dead as train mows down crowd at India festival 61 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy the Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said. Railway police officer Sukhwinder Singh said Saturday morning that the death toll had risen to 60. As the effigy was lit and the fireworks started, a section of the crowd started retreating toward railroad tracks while observing the event. Another witness said the victims didn’t realize that a train was coming because the fireworks were too loud.
October 19, 2018 23:48 UTC
Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, state media said, two weeks after his disappearance sparked global furore. Saudi journalist Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom’s leadership and a Washington Post contributor, was last seen on October 2 entering his country’s consulate in Istanbul. His disappearance had been shrouded in mystery and triggered an international crisis, with Turkish officials accusing Saudi Arabia of a state-sponsored killing. “The discussions between Jamal Khashoggi and those he met at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul… devolved into a fistfight, leading to his death,” the Saudi Press Agency said, citing the public prosecutor. The United States warned Friday of a “wide range” of responses should it determine that Saudi Arabia is behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkey widened its investigation into the scandal.
October 19, 2018 23:37 UTC
They may have locked horns on the issues of human rights abuses and corruption, but militant lawmakers and Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos have found a common cause: Stem the skyrocketing prices of basic goods. Having been a governor and [a lawmaker], I am aware of what can be done as regards tax administration and collection,” Marcos said in a statement. But Malacañang on Friday expressed optimism that high inflation could be reversed soon, resulting in lower prices of goods. ADVERTISEMENTExcise tax removal“The immediate removal of the excise tax provision should be one of the immediate concrete solutions to the economic crisis,” ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said.
October 19, 2018 23:15 UTC
Bolton readies Moscow visit amid US concerns about missile treaty 1 SHARES Share it! The United States believes Russia is in violation of the accord. The New York Times said Bolton would tell Moscow that Washington planned to withdraw from the treaty. Bolton said on Twitter that he planned to meet with top Russian officials but did not mention Putin. While in Moscow, Bolton will emphasize the importance of maintaining sanctions against North Korea in order to keep pressure on the elimination of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
October 19, 2018 23:15 UTC
LUCENA CITY—Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison is hoping that the lawmakers to be elected in 2019 will help push for the resumption of the peace talks between the Duterte administration and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). “If you ask the candidates for the Lower House and the Senate, I am sure that almost all of them will be in favor of the peace negotiations,” Sison said on Friday, in an online interview from his base in Utrecht, Netherlands, where he has lived in self-exile since 1987. Sison serves as chief political consultant of the NDFP, the umbrella group of all communist-led underground organizations in the country. But Sison acknowledges that the resumption of peace talks will depend on President Duterte. —DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.Read Next
October 19, 2018 23:15 UTC
Global demandThough they are aware of the bounty in the surrounding seas, the people of San Andres are at the extreme end of the multimillion-dollar tropical fish industry. On Verde Island, the fish are usually kept in roughly made concrete storerooms until the following Wednesday. Excesses in stock or fish of poor quality end up in the popular pet complex in Pasay City, fish collectors say. Compressor-diving also poses a lot of risks to fish collectors on Verde Island. But without a concrete alternative, Briton said aquarium fish collectors can’t help but worry about the future.
October 19, 2018 23:03 UTC