The Presidential Communications Operations Office admits it will be difficult to pass a bill regulating the spread of fake news online. Assistant Secretary Ramon Cualoping III says the proposed bill may contradict basic tenets of the constitution like freedom of speech. Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv … [Read more...] about Matters of Fact: Does the Philippines need a fake news law?
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Financial institutions sure want to make us think they know what’s in store for the future. Yet even they disagree on some of the fundamentals. You see this firsthand in Davos, Switzerland, this week, where world and business leaders have descended on the small mountain town to discuss what lies ahead for the world. Indeed, Thursday morning, during a panel discussion on the future of banking, we saw precisely these types of diverging visions. At the event early Thursday morning, Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta sat beside Mastercard vice chairman Ann Cairns, Western Union CEO and president Hikmet Ersek, and PayU CEO Laurent Le Moal. During the hour-long conversation, she brought up the gnarly subject of security and trust. “You need to earn the trust of the consumer,” Le Moal said as a matter of fact. To do that, he went on, financial companies need to do a variety of tasks. “It’s about promises getting delivered to the consumer,” Le … [Read more...] about Western Union CEO: Getting rid of banking fees is not sustainable
Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EST Jan 19, 2019 The search for justice for Venus Stewart is such a long, compelling saga that NBC's "Dateline" will revisit it on Sunday night's two-hour episode. Eight years ago, the crime-themed network news magazine did a report titled "Deadly Game" on how the southwest Michigan mother of two walked to her mailbox in one morning in 2010 and was never seen alive again again. Her husband, Douglas Stewart, was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2011. But her body remained missing. Now, in an extensive update titled "Finding Venus," NBC News correspondent Dennis Murphy covers the shocking chapters that followed. The program will include an interview with Doug's sister, Jamie Hess. The preview for Sunday's show call it "a fiendishly complicated crime, in which an Xbox live gamer had detectives seeing double." In October 2018, the Venus Stewart case made headlines … [Read more...] about Murder of Venus Stewart is subject of ‘Dateline NBC’ episode
MANILA — In the five years since “The General’s Daughter” was first conceptualized, the project was revised and put on hold numerous times, but one aspect remained untouched: the choice of actress who would portray the titular character. For Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the production unit behind “The General’s Daughter,” it was Angel Locsin as Rhian Bonifacio, or nothing. Now the action-drama series is finally set to premiere on January 21, with Locsin in her first lead TV role since 2014’s “The Legal Wife.” “Gawa na itong istorya na ‘to, matagal na,” Dreamscape creative head Rondel Lindayag revealed. “Hindi alam ni Angel ‘to — four, five years ago, na-pitch na namin siya. For Angel talaga, pero that time, hindi siya puwede.” Locsin has said she had agreed not to take on a TV series during the time she was set to star in the superhero film “Darna,” which was first … [Read more...] about Why ‘The General’s Daughter’ is being billed as ‘biggest teleserye’ of 2019
It took William Green seven years to write his new book, “The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota 1860-1876.” Much of his research took place amidst a present-day backdrop of rising racism and new discussions of white privilege and white supremacy, but Green insists he works first and foremost as a historian. “As an historian, my world is the 19th century,” said Green, an Augsburg University professor and former Minneapolis school superintendent, “so the motive to try and characterize the 20th–century dynamic began to fade away to really understand what happened in America after the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments were ratified.” A riveting account of the seeds of Minnesota Nice and a strain of white liberalism that started with a post-slavery attitude that’s exemplified early on in the book with one Republican leader’s comment that “We’ve done our … [Read more...] about There may not be a more timely Minnesota history book than ‘The Children of Lincoln’