NEW DELHI: More than two dozen opposition parties in India joined forces to take on Narendra Modi, one of the country's most popular prime ministers in generations. RISING POPULARITY Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waits to receive Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, for a delegation level meeting, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. India has a first-past-the-post multiparty electoral system in which the candidate who receives the most votes wins. "Modi's party has been successful in exposing distrust within the opposition alliance. The fracturing of the opposition alliance also stems from problems that have long plagued the dynastic Congress party, which is struggling to stay relevant among voters.
February 23, 2024 18:15 UTC
Ex-VP Robredo open to running in 2025 elections — spokespersonIn this Oct. 7, 2022 photo, Vice President Leni Robredo announced that she is running for president in the 2022 elections. MANILA, Philippines — Former Vice President Leni Robredo remains open to running for a position in the 2025 elections alongside other candidates in the opposition slate, according to her spokesperson. This comes after Liberal Party spokesperson and former senator Leila de Lima revealed in a forum by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) on Thursday that they are still in talks with Robredo’s camp about her plans for the 2025 elections. Robredo and Pangilinan ran for president and vice president, respectively, in the 2022 national elections. Both of them lost to current President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte, who won by a landslide.
February 23, 2024 16:08 UTC
But the next leaps he wants to make will take far more processing power than what's currently available. "The kernel of truth is we think the world is going to need a lot more [chips for] AI compute," Altman said. "We are heading to a world where more content is going to be generated by AI than content generated by humans," Altman said. "There's sort of a space race going on," Gelsinger told reporters Wednesday after delivering the conference's keynote speech. "The overall demand [for AI chips] appears to be insatiable for several years into the future."
February 23, 2024 13:17 UTC
': Jonas Brothers enjoy Pinoy food, perform hits at 2024 concertThe Jonas Brothers performing at their first tour stop for 2024 in ManilaMANILA, Philippines — Fans were speechless, over the edge, and breathless seeing the Jonas Brothers back in the Philippines to play several of their best songs throughout the years. Last night, Joe, Nick, and Kevin Jonas took over the Mall of Asia Arena, one of the same venues the brothers performed in during their last visit back in 2012. The Jonas Brothers kicked the night off with "What a Man Gotta Do," then Nick laid the groundwork for the concert, "It's so good to be back! The band went straight into hits from their namesake debut album with "S.O.S," "Hold On," "Goodnight and Goodbye," and "That's Just The Way We Roll." After Manila, the Jonas Brothers will head to Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, around South America and Mexico, then finish their tour around Europe.
February 23, 2024 13:11 UTC
The Argentina Football Association (AFA) said Thursday the national team will play two friendlies in the United States in March after China cancelled matches in a spat over a Lionel Messi no-show in Hong Kong. They were meant to play Nigeria in Hangzhou and African champions Ivory Coast in Beijing, but these matches were cancelled after Argentina captain Messi did not play in a match on February 4 -- taken by China as a political snub. The eight-time Ballon d'Or winner is idolized by fans in China but stayed on the bench during Inter Miami's 4-1 win in a pre-season tour match against a Hong Kong select XI. ", gave thumbs-down signs and booed Messi and the team's co-owner David Beckham after the final whistle. The United States will host the Copa America in June and July, where Argentina will seek to retain the crown it took in Brazil in 2021.
February 23, 2024 12:52 UTC
Labor leader Sonny Matula calls on employers in the private sector to support the legislation of a P100 daily wage increase for economic and social justice. He added that increasing the purchasing power of the working class would develop the economy and improve the lives of Filipinos. Video and Interview by Ezrah Raya
February 23, 2024 07:15 UTC
Agriculture Undersecretary Roger Navarro was quoted as saying that "distributing rice instead of money to 4Ps beneficiaries could help lower rice inflation, which soared to a 14-year record high of 22.4 percent last month." First, providing the rice equivalent of the monthly cash assistance will not guarantee that the beneficiaries will receive good quality rice. Substituting the rice equivalent of the cash assistance means depriving 4Ps beneficiaries of the power to decide what kind of rice to buy to satisfy their needs. Third, regarding the claim that providing the rice equivalent instead of cash will result in lower rice inflation, I am not sure whether any economist in his right mind will buy the argument. And as noted earlier, it is most likely that the rice equivalent will be in the form of regular milled rice.
February 23, 2024 04:10 UTC
Ayra WangHKTV mall has responded to claims from suppliers alleging that the online shopping platform failed to pay them over the past month and after complaints flooded its Facebook page. The company reassured them its financial standing is solid and that it would fulfill its contractual obligations by paying them accordingly. Another user, Fu Sai-kit, accused the company of being a "money-stealing company" and claimed that it manipulates contract terms and sets traps for merchants during contract renewals. Some comments specifically called for an explanation from Ricky Wong Wai-kay, the chairman of HKTV mall. Some within the group urged others to boycott HKTV mall by temporarily closing their stores for three days.
February 22, 2024 20:01 UTC
The official social media page of HKTVmall has been inundated with repetitive comments claiming to be from merchants, stating the platform has yet to settle last month's payments as of this Tuesday (Feb 20). The comments also accused HKTVmall of engaging in unethical practices by constantly modifying contract terms and coercing merchants into renewing contracts. In response, an HKTVmall spokesman dismissed the rumors, stating the comments were untrue. Regarding contract renewals, the contract states that merchants wishing to terminate their agreement must apply three months before the contract expires. HKTV added that it is important to note that the payment settlements and contract renewal arrangements have been in place for a considerable amount of time and are not newly developed.
February 22, 2024 17:38 UTC
‘Hostile takeover 101’Never come between a sabungero and his chickens or there will be hell to pay! In a text sent out to Senator Cynthia Villar, a top official of the PNP, as well as members of the media and a former undersecretary, described the experience as a course on “Hostile Takeover 101” step by step. The report was a bum report because there was no shipment of live birds on said date. The chickens arrived Tuesday and K-9s were again sent to go through the shipping boxes and live animals. Whether it’s the hostile takeover of “Mutt & Jeff” or BAI officials trying to get two minutes of fame to impress Secretary Kiko Laurel to get a promotion, the whole incident has backfired largely on the BAI and indirectly on Secretary Laurel.
February 22, 2024 17:32 UTC
Massive leak shows China firm hacked foreign governmentsBEIJING – A Chinese tech security firm was able to breach foreign governments, infiltrate social media accounts and hack personal computers, a massive data leak analyzed by experts this week revealed. “The leak provides some of the most concrete details seen publicly to date, revealing the maturing nature of China’s cyber espionage ecosystem,” SentinelLabs analysts said. Asked by AFP on Thursday about whether Beijing contracted hackers, China’s foreign ministry said it was “not aware” of the case. “As a principle, China firmly opposes all forms of cyberattacks and cracks down on them in accordance with law,” spokesperson Mao Ning said. In one screenshot of a chat app conversation, someone describes a client request for exclusive access to the “foreign secretary’s office, foreign ministry’s ASEAN office, prime minister’s office national intelligence agency” and other government departments of an unnamed country.
February 22, 2024 17:30 UTC
BEIJING: A Chinese tech security firm was able to breach foreign governments, infiltrate social media accounts and hack personal computers, a massive data leak analyzed by experts this week revealed. "The leak provides some of the most concrete details seen publicly to date, revealing the maturing nature of China's cyber espionage ecosystem," SentinelLabs analysts said. Asked by AFP on Thursday about whether Beijing contracted hackers, China's Foreign Ministry said it was "not aware" of the case. In one screenshot of a chat app conversation, someone describes a client request for exclusive access to the "Foreign secretary's office, the Foreign Ministry's Asean office, prime minister's office, national intelligence agency" and other government departments of an unnamed country. Pieter Arntz, a researcher at Malwarebytes, said the leak was likely to "rattle some cages at the infiltrated entities."
February 22, 2024 16:31 UTC
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Recognizing the urgency of addressing the burden of dengue disease, the Department of Health (DOH) emphasizes the importance of implementing extensive prevention measures. These programs bring together medical experts who discuss effective dengue prevention strategies. The initiative is carried out in collaboration w ith the Ilocos Norte Medical So ciety and receives support from the Ilocos Norte Provincial Health Office and Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc. Through fostering alliance s, communities can create a comprehensive network dedicated to raising awareness, implementing proactive healthcare programs, and fortifying defense against dengue. To learn more about prevention tips and the latest health updates on dengue, follow Iwas Dengue on Facebook or visit http://iwas-dengue.phADVT.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
February 22, 2024 11:08 UTC
ACT Teachers Partylist Rep. France Castro and Gabriela Partylist Rep, Arlene Brosas, in a press briefing on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 urge embattled Kingdom of Jesus Christ leader Apollo Quiboloy to face the upcoming inquiry by the House of Representatives on the franchise of Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) in March, calling his claim of being under threat as an excuse of a person who is on the run. Video by Red Mendoza
February 22, 2024 08:46 UTC