You are here

Breaking News

Back to Earth: Washington set to allow ‘human composting’

Inquirer Breaking News - 12 min 29 sec ago
OLYMPIA, Washington --- Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" --- an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks. The bill legalizing the process, sometimes referred to as "human composting," has passed the Legislature and is headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. If signed by Inslee, the new law would take effect May 1, 2020. Inslee spokeswoman Jaime Smith said that while the governor's office is still reviewing the bill, "this seems like a thoughtful effort to soften our footprint" on the Earth. The measure's sponsor, Democratic Sen. Jamie Pedersen of Seatt...

Keep on reading: Back to Earth: Washington set to allow ‘human composting’
Categories: Breaking News

First Briton to lift European Cup dies

CNN Top Stories - 18 min 40 sec ago
Billy McNeill, the first Briton to lift the European Cup when Celtic won the competition with a team of homegrown players in 1967, has died at the age of 79.
Categories: Breaking News

Marikina City Mayor slammed for not supporting cops

Inquirer Breaking News - 20 min 59 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The local chief executive whom the Philippine National Police (PNP) earlier criticized for committing "childish acts" is Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Major General Guillermo Eleazar revealed this on Tuesday after PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde criticized a mayor in the Eastern Police District (EPD) for allegedly withdrawing support to cops in his area. Albayalde did not mention any names, although the EPD only covers four cities: Mandaluyong, Pasig, San Juan, and Marikina. READ: PNP chief hits 'childish acts' of NCR mayor for not supporting cops "Yes," Eleazar told reporters in a text ...

Keep on reading: Marikina City Mayor slammed for not supporting cops
Categories: Breaking News

Recto: Senate building is safe, work resumes Wednesday

Inquirer Breaking News - 21 min 23 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines--- Senate employees can resume work on Wednesday as its building was declared safe after a magnitude 6.1 quake. "Senate building is safe," Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said in a text message. "All employees are allowed to work tom (tomorrow). There will be work at the Senate tom (tomorrow)," he added. Recto is the officer in charge in the upper chamber while Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III is abroad. Recto immediately suspended the work at the Senate after the quake struck parts of Luzon late Monday afternoon. The work suspension at the Senate extended until this Tuesday. /ee READ: Recto: No work at Senate until it's safe after ...

Keep on reading: Recto: Senate building is safe, work resumes Wednesday
Categories: Breaking News

Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ coming out in the fall

Inquirer Breaking News - 24 min 30 sec ago
NEW YORK --- The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29. Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that "The Beautiful Ones" will combine a Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his 2016 death, the 288-page book will include an introduction by Dan Piepenbring, whom Prince had chosen as a collaborator. The memoir is an exclusive partnership with the Prince Estate. "'The Beautiful Ones' is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic v...

Keep on reading: Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ coming out in the fall
Categories: Breaking News

Imee Marcos pushes for release of LGU’s 40% share of national taxes

Inquirer Breaking News - 29 min 43 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has called on the government to immediately craft a scheme where local government units can get the 40 percent share of national taxes by next year. This developed after the Supreme Court (SC) upheld a previous decision on the issue. In a statement Tuesday, Marcos, who is seeking a Senate seat in the May elections, said it is only right that the SC ruled to raise the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of local government units (LGUs) by including all national taxes. "Our LGUs have been deprived for the longest time of their 'just share' on their Internal Revenue Allotment computed based on all national taxes and not just fr...

Keep on reading: Imee Marcos pushes for release of LGU’s 40% share of national taxes
Categories: Breaking News

MMA fighter beats up man allegedly masturbating during beach photo shoot

Inquirer Breaking News - 38 min 2 sec ago
A Brazilian mixed martial artist pummeled a man after he allegedly refused to stop fondling himself while watching her during a beach photo shoot. Joyce Vieira, 27, was at a Rio de Janeiro beach posing for a swimsuit shoot on April 8 when she noticed a man nearby, reported Folha de So Paulo via Deadspin on Friday, April 19. When she approached him, she said his pants were down and his penis was erect as he made moaning sounds. While she had not intended to use her mean martial arts moves in jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and boxing outside of the ring, the amateur fighter's skills were put to use when the man challenged her. When she called him out on his lewd act, the man told her, "W...

Keep on reading: MMA fighter beats up man allegedly masturbating during beach photo shoot
Categories: Breaking News

Harry and Meghan’s royal baby: Questions asked and answered

Inquirer Breaking News - 38 min 18 sec ago
LONDON --- The time is drawing near for the impending birth of the first child for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. The couple is keeping many details about Meghan's pregnancy and birth plan private and say they don't know the baby's gender yet. Here are some key points about what will be the latest addition to the world's most famous royal family. How will we hear about the baby? Kensington Palace says the press and the public will be informed when Meghan goes into labor. Harry has resented the often-intrusive coverage of the royals by the British press and he has toned down expectations for what information will be released about the new baby. That ...

Keep on reading: Harry and Meghan’s royal baby: Questions asked and answered
Categories: Breaking News

PSEi slips lower as investors wait for quake damage info

Inquirer Breaking News - 40 min 38 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) slipped lower on Tuesday as investors waited for more information on the damage caused by two earthquakes that struck Luzon and Visayas, an analyst said. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index was down 0.17 percent, or 13.50 points, to 7,818.93 while the broader all-shares index was up 0.09 percent to 4,839.04. The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology said on Tuesday that a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit San Julian, Eastern Samar in Visayas less than a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake struck Zambales in Luzon. "Value turnover remained thin and sentiments cautious," Luis Gerardo Limlin...

Keep on reading: PSEi slips lower as investors wait for quake damage info
Categories: Breaking News

Journalist's murder is wake-up call

CNN Top Stories - 46 min 8 sec ago
On Tuesday, the UK's lawmakers return to Westminster with the fog of tragedy hanging in the air.
Categories: Breaking News

George W. Bush’s daughter Jenna expecting 3rd child

Inquirer Breaking News - 48 min 10 sec ago
NEW YORK --- "Today" show co-anchor and former presidential daughter Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her third child. The 37-year-old journalist shared the news with colleagues during Monday U.S. morning's show. The announcement comes less than a week after her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced she had adopted her second child. She joined the fourth hour of the "Today" show as co-host earlier this month when Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down from her role. Hager, and her husband, Henry, are the parents of daughters 6-year-old Mila and 3-year-old Poppy. The children's grandparents are former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura.MKH RELATED STORIES: Former first...

Keep on reading: George W. Bush’s daughter Jenna expecting 3rd child
Categories: Breaking News

Only 2nd district of Pampanga will be under state of calamity — Pineda

Inquirer Breaking News - 50 min 13 sec ago
SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga -- Only the second district of Pampanga would be placed under the state of calamity and not the whole province as earlier declared, Gov. Lilia Pineda said Tuesday.   "Ang napag-usapan ng mga lawyer natin, legal counsel, second district lang kasing wala kasing report na mga damages ang mga third, fourth, and first district," Pineda told reporters here.   The Pampanga Provincial Legislative Board earlier Tuesday placed the entire Pampanga under state of calamity after a magnitude 6.1 quake hit the province and parts of Luzon late Monday afternoon. /je...

Keep on reading: Only 2nd district of Pampanga will be under state of calamity — Pineda
Categories: Breaking News

Boeing seeks to exit crisis mode as it reports results

Inquirer Breaking News - 55 min 55 sec ago
    NEW YORK -- Under growing scrutiny from investors and regulators, embattled US aerospace giant Boeing will have a chance this week to reset the narrative as it aims to pivot from two deadly crashes that have grounded a top-selling plane. The company will report earnings on Wednesday for the first time since a deadly March 10 plane crash plunged the company into crisis-mode. Then, on April 29, the company will face its shareholders at an annual meeting that includes challenges to the company on leadership structure and government lobbying disclosure. The events come as Boeing's 737 MAX remains grounded globally following March's Ethiopian Airlines crash. T...

Keep on reading: Boeing seeks to exit crisis mode as it reports results
Categories: Breaking News

News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s hearing open

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 5 min ago
NEW YORK --- News organizations are fighting to pull back the curtain on a Harvey Weinstein court appearance that the prosecution and defense want held in secret. The organizations, including The Associated Press and The New York Times, argued in court papers filed Monday that the sides haven't met a high legal standard for banning the media and the public from Friday's hearing in Weinstein's sexual assault case. Prosecutors contend the hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein's right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose allegations against him are not part of the underlying criminal charges. Weinstein's lawyers say news coverage could taint the jury pool. ...

Keep on reading: News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s hearing open
Categories: Breaking News

Philippines-China economic and trade ties better than ever — Arroyo

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 10 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The economic and trade cooperation between the Philippines and China has been better than ever, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Tuesday.   "Clearly, the economic and trade cooperation between our two countries is as good as it has ever been, better than it has ever been in fact. The main thing to focus on now, is on the implementation side," Arroyo said during her keynote speech on the second day of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Manila Conference at the Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila hotel in Taguig City.   The former president-turned-Pampanga congresswoman also said bilateral ties between the two countries have reached new heights...

Keep on reading: Philippines-China economic and trade ties better than ever — Arroyo
Categories: Breaking News

James Yap no regrets over missed game-tying 3 in Game 4 loss

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 12 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---James Yap has made a career out of making clutch shots. That's why the Rain or Shine swingman won't lose any sleep over a missed attempt in the final seconds of Game 4 of the Philippine Cup semifinals against Magnolia on Monday. "I have no regrets in my mind right now knowing I took a good shot which I'm not going to take back even if it missed," Yap said in Filipino after a 94-91 loss that tied the best-of-seven series at 2-2. READ: Hotshots blow lead, escape Painters in Game 4 to tie semis series Yap hit the back iron on his potential game-tying 3-pointer as time ran out before sinking one from almost the same spot seconds earlier that made it a th...

Keep on reading: James Yap no regrets over missed game-tying 3 in Game 4 loss
Categories: Breaking News

LOOK: Members of EXO, Wanna One, SHINee, VIXX, HOTSHOT spotted in Cebu

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 15 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Members of South Korean boy groups EXO, Wanna One, SHINee, VIXX, HOTSHOT were spotted by a fan in Cebu. Facebook user Zing Estrella posted Monday a photo of EXO's Kai, Wanna One's Sungwoon, SHINee's Taemin, VIXX's Ravi and HOTSHOT's Timoteo in a local restaurant inside a Cebu mall. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2504914043079729&set=a.1385968788307599&type=3&theater "Kai, taemin, sungwoon, ravi and Timoteo right in front of me. (posted this picture nung wala na sila so don't worry^^)," Estrella wrote in the caption. The post caught the attention of fans and has since garnered over 3,400 likes, 3,500 shares and 200 comments (as of p...

Keep on reading: LOOK: Members of EXO, Wanna One, SHINee, VIXX, HOTSHOT spotted in Cebu
Categories: Breaking News

Nicolas Cage’s wife of four days wants spousal support

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 18 min ago
Nicolas Cage's estranged wife, Erika Koike, is reportedly seeking spousal support after their whirlwind March marriage. The "National Treasure" actor filed for annulment four days after their wedding in Las Vegas. Koike, a makeup artist, is challenging Cage's petition for an annulment and insists on a divorce, reported TMZ on Monday, April 22. Court documents obtained by the entertainment news outlet agues that Cage, acting on impulse, qualifies for an annulment. Koike, however, claimed that the marriage was not based on fraud, stating that Cage asked to start the relationship again "in the right way" 12 days after filing for annulment. The documents state that they are not fi...

Keep on reading: Nicolas Cage’s wife of four days wants spousal support
Categories: Breaking News

In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 23 min ago
NEW YORK --- Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to have to watch the home movies. Growing up, Neulinger's father was an avid videographer whose boxes of tapes took on a more chilling quality after it was uncovered that Neulinger, between the ages of three and seven, was sexually abused by not just one relative but several family members. In "Rewind," which will premiere at the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival, Neulinger, now 29, sifts through those tapes to help him piece together what he calls the puzzle of his life. "A lot of the home videos weren't labeled. So I'd be watching an incredibly moment from ...

Keep on reading: In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person
Categories: Breaking News

Amazon and Casino to roll out grocery delivery in France

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 24 min ago
  PARIS -- US online retailer Amazon and French food giant Casino said Tuesday they would roll out their partnership in rapid delivery of groceries to further French cities in the coming months. Last year members of Amazon's Prime Now service in Paris were able to order a selection of products from Casino's upscale Monoprix supermarkets for free delivery to their homes in under two hours.   https://twitter.com/Monoprix/status/1119850754087325696 Casino said in a statement that this service would now be offered in additional cities within the next 12 months, but did not specify the name or number of those cities. They will also deepen their partnership by a...

Keep on reading: Amazon and Casino to roll out grocery delivery in France
Categories: Breaking News

Pages

Subscribe to seafarertimes.com aggregator - Breaking News