MANILA - Senator Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday said licenses of offshore gaming firms should be revoked, backing China's call to ban an industry that allegedly gave rise crimes such as money laundering and illegal recruitment. "Condoning" Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) casts doubt on the government's crackdown on criminality and corruption, Pangilinan said. "Tama naman ang China rito. Kanselahin na ang lisensya ng mga POGO on concerns of criminality and corruption. Iligal ito sa China. Ibig sabihin, mga Chinese criminal ang nagpapatakbo ng mga POGO dito sa Pilipinas," the lawmaker said. (China is right. Cancel the POGO licenses on concerns of criminality and corruption. Gambling is illegal in China. This means that Chinese criminals run the POGOs here in the Philippines) "It is the Philippine government that is condoning the operations of criminal syndicates. Nakakaduda tuloy kung totoo nga ba anti-crime and anti-corruption campaign ng administrasyong ito dahil … [Read more...] about China is right in seeking ban on offshore gaming: senator
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By Simon Constable WSJ Sun., May 5, 2019 When market analysts use the word “divergence,” it often isn’t clear what they mean. That’s a problem because how it is used and in what context has implications for investors. The nub of the matter is that divergence gets used in at least two distinct areas of market analysis. One refers to economic divergences, and the other relates to market metrics. • Divergence in economics/policy:Economists look closely at how fast different countries grow. Sometimes they all grow or shrink in tandem. Other times they diverge, with some growing as others stagnate. Currently, U.S. growth is robust while Germany and some other major European economies are weak, leading to differences in economic policies from central banks such as the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and Sweden’s Riksbank. While the ECB and the Riksbank have a dovish tone to their monetary policy, the Fed remains in neutral mode, … [Read more...] about What Is Divergence in Markets?
opinion Bankole Thompson Published 11:00 PM EDT Mar 27, 2019 Protest is a democratic tradition that has been at the center of this nation’s quest for a more perfect union. It was relevant during the civil rights movement, and it is still relevant today in the context of the challenges we face in poor places like Detroit. We can legitimately have an intellectual debate about the use of the Sambo Awards that Craig, Brown and other black public officials deem as racially offensive. From the earliest blacks who used the phrase “no taxation without representation,” in their demand for the right to vote, to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dictum “fierce urgency of now,” protest has been used to call attention to the needs of the most impoverished in society. It’s also proven to be one of the most important forms of getting elected and appointed public officials to pay attention to political and socioeconomic issues of … [Read more...] about Bankole: What is missing in ‘Sambo Awards’ debate
Temple University researchers have received a grant to advance the development of a blood test that could help doctors diagnose and evaluate traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. Servio Ramirez, an associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine, is leading researchers who have patented the blood test.The research team was among four groups awarded a combined $700,000 Tuesday by the Science Center's QED program, which funds university technologies with market potential. The exact amount awarded to each group was not disclosed. During a brain injury, injured blood vessels release extracellular vesicles, Ramirez said. Researchers suspect that when more extracellular vesicles are released, a more severe brain injury occurs. The blood test – patented by Ramirez and fellow researcher Dr. Yuri Persidsky – could help doctors diagnose the severity of the brain trauma, particularly in patients with mild brain injuries … [Read more...] about Temple scientist developing blood test to better diagnose traumatic brain injuries
Jan 24, 11:06 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/24/19 AT 7:42 AM New research has revealed that it is possible to detect if a person will have Alzheimer’s disease as early as 16 years before it happens. In a study published on Jan. 21 in the journal Nature Medicine, scientists found that early signs can be detected by observing changes in the protein content in one’s blood.According to German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases professor Mathias Jucker, who led the team of researchers, measuring any rise in protein levels in the blood could mean that Alzheimer’s disease is imminent, particularly in the amount of neurofilament light chain (NfL). NfL is closely linked to the health of nerve cells in the brain, which means that if there are many of them found in the blood, then the level of brain damage is high.While there remains no direct treatment for … [Read more...] about Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Predicted 16 Years Earlier Through Blood Testing, Study Shows